to TACMEP, Tendring and Colchester Minority Ethnic Partnership. We are here to support black and minority ethnic people who live in the Colchester and Tendring areas.
Visit our pages for
local community groups to find out
who we work with, or our
what's on page for upcoming events.
TACMEP aims to eliminate racial discrimination and promote good race relations and equal opportunities for all. We do this by:
Providing information, advice and support so your families can get access to local services.
English classes and conversation practice.
Casework, including help with filling in forms, etc.
Holding a weekly social group for senior people and a bi-monthly BME-led community forum.
Our annual Celebrate
Festival of Many Cultures, now
in its 5th year, Saturday 7th
September 2013, The Minories &
Please have a look around this site where you will find:
If you would like to contact us, here
are our details:
TACMEP, Winsley’s House, High Street, Colchester, Essex. CO1 1UG
We hope you find this site useful. If you can also support our work in any way, we would like to hear from you.
Nick Ntiako Brown
Chair of the Board of Trustees
Tendring and Colchester Minority Ethnic Partnership (TACMEP) was formed in 2003 as a minority partnership to promote awareness and understanding of religious, ethnic and cultural difference in the administrative districts of Colchester and Tendring and to serve as a voice for ethnic minority issues for service providers.
Help with the English language, such as informal classes, conversation practice, assistance with filling in forms and accessing interpreters.
Advocacy and advice on matters of welfare, such as health, housing, education and the law.
Casework provision of information
Organising events which celebrate all our cultures and the benefits of diversity.
The object of the organisation is to promote good race relations, the elimination of discrimination and the promotion of equality of opportunity among all residents living within the administrative areas of Colchester and Tendring by associating together with those residents and the local authorities, voluntary and community organisations to advance education and provide information, advice and other related charitable forms of support:
To seek to provide better access to health and other services for the minority ethnic (ME) community.
To address specific health problems associated with ME people; in conjunction with Primary Care Trust, health centres and surgeries.
To promote awareness and understanding of issues related to cultural difference; through a programme of training within all statutory and voluntary bodies,
To work in conjunction with the Police, to seek ways of reducing cases of racial harassment and domestic violence within the ME community.
To develop strategies to put an end to discrimination and inequality of opportunity.
To engender within the ME community a sense of self-worth and empowerment.
To forge links with relevant voluntary/community organisations in Tendring and Colchester in order to identify specific areas of deprivation.
To ensure the objectives of the ME Partnership become embedded within all services.
is a registered charity, number 1097843,
and is supported by NHS North East
Essex, Colchester Borough Council, Essex
County Council, Lloyds TSB
Foundation, European Social Fund, Skills
Funding Agency and TCHC (The Consultancy
Home Counties.) The Multicultural
Mothers Group is run in partnership with
Ormiston Children & Families Trust.