Nick Ntiako Brown ChairmanHello and Welcome...

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.

  • Running 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 & Firstsite Square.

Please have a look around this site where you will find:

If you would like to contact us, here are our details:

Address: TACMEP, Winsley’s House, High Street, Colchester, Essex. CO1 1UG
Telephone: 01206 769789
01206 500471

We hope you find this site useful. If you can also support our work in any way, we would like to hear from you.

Best wishes

Nick Ntiako Brown
Chair of the Board of Trustees


Introducing TACMEP

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.

TACMEP Services & Activities

  • 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 and support.

  • 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.


TACMEP 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.


Users Feedback

"All the people of TACMEP are very kind and generous to help people who are in need of help."


I come to TACMEP for help with filling out forms and finding out about things, like what to do. It is very useful and people are helpful and friendly. I can also volunteer and help if I am needed. I used to teach math's in Iran and I miss teaching. I need to have English so I can teach."

Farzeh, Colchester

"There is not a lot of help out there. I can come to TACMEP to get help. I have been going to this place for 4-5 months. I need the energy and I get it at TACMEP; I get guidance and feel understood as a black man, I don't feel judged."

Gary, Stanway


North East Essex Primary Care Trust    Tendring District Council    Colchester Council    Essex County Council
European Union Social Fund      Skills Funding Agency      TCHC    Sure Start Childrens Centre  Ormiston

Lloyds Foundation