The African Caribbean Community Initiative (ACCI) was initially set up in the 1980’s as a response to concerns raised by the Wolverhampton Rastafarian Progressive Association about the disproportionate number of African Caribbean’s suffering or at risk of mental ill health in the local community.

ACCI was first registered as a charity in 1987 and has been at the forefront of supportive services for individuals affected by mental ill health as well as continuing to raising awareness within the local community.

Over the past 30 years ACCI has remained based in the heart of Wolverhampton community but has continued to strive to raise the profile of the organisation nationally. ACCI has continued to collaborate with a wide range of statutory, voluntary and private sector agencies at local, regional and national level in order to influence and improve specialist as well as mainstream service delivery to our members.

Our ethos and philosophy

ACCI aim to develop, co-ordinate and deliver culturally appropriate and consistently high standards of supported care/advice for members of the African Caribbean community and their families affected by mental ill health.

ACCI aim to enhance and where possible improve the quality of life for African Caribbean individuals experiencing or recovering from mental ill health.

The African ethos of taking responsibility for the care of members of the extended family is one that is central to the ethos held by ACCI. To foster this ethos ACCI addresses everyone connected to the service as ‘members’ of the ACCI ‘family’.

Within the ACCI organisation there is acknowledgment and value of the culture and identity of each individual as well as recognising their vulnerability.

Although the main focus of the support / care offered by ACCI has been mainly directed at African Caribbean’s and their families within the local community, this support is also available to all members of the community.

ACCI maintains strong links with mainstream health and social care services.

ACCI is able to offer a supportive training and teaching environment for health professionals, social workers and volunteers.

Services

The services provided by ACCI are led by an experienced Service Director who leads a team of dedicated, committed staff as well as volunteers.

The services offered by ACCI:

  • Supported accommodation
  • Day resource facilities
  • Carers support group
  • Therapeutic & holistic counselling service
  • Housing advice, welfare rights, life skills / emotional support


Board of Trustees

ACCI is governed by a board of Trustees who act within the framework of a charitable organisation. The members of the board are individuals who bring a wide range of expertise as well as knowledge while volunteering their time to support the organisation. ACCI continues to recruit volunteers to the board who are willing to be active participants.  

Omari supported housing scheme

Omari supported housing scheme offers a truly holistic service that addresses the psychological, emotional, physical, spiritual and cultural needs of those individuals affected by mental ill health.

Omari provides 23 units across 4 separate sites in the south west of Wolverhampton. The scheme aims to meet the needs of these members through a package of support, advice and counselling in order to prevent unnecessary hospitalisation.

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Get in Touch

African Caribbean Community Initiative
217 Waterloo Terrace
Newhampton Road East
Whitmore Reans
Wolverhampton
WV1 4BA

Tel: 01902 571 230
Fax: 01902 571233
Email: support@acci.org.uk

Opening Times

ACCI is open Monday to Friday all year round, including some Bank Holidays and Christmas Day.

Monday – Thursday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Friday: 9.00am - 4.30pm

Hot drinks and snacks are available.
Lunch served from:
12.30pm to 13.45pm

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