To promote equality, inclusion and economic independence for Black and Minority Ethnic women and children in the North East


The Angelou Centre offers 'women only', community-based provision to advance economic and social independence for women, who are excluded due to disadvantages of race, gender and age.

We aim to achieve this through:

  • Developing projects and activities to promote women's economic inclusion
  • Engaging in strategic partnerships, networks and consortia to ensure access, appropriate service provision, progression and achievement for women
  • Empowering and enabling women to reach their full potential: economically, socially and politically.

Core Values

  • Supporting Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee women regardless of their age, ethnicity, means, physical ability, religion, sexual orientation or status.
  • Providing a supportive, non-judgmental environment.
  • Delivering services that are linguistically appropriate, sensitive to and respectful of their culture and religious beliefs.
  • Challenging women’s oppression within cultures and communities.
  • Maintaining confidentiality and respecting their privacy.
  • Providing information and support to women and encouraging them to make their own choices about their lives.
  • Encouraging women to exercise their rights and participate fully in decisions affecting their lives.
  • Being proactive in preventing poverty, abuse, isolation, and dependency.
We are a registered charity and have been providing services for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Women for over 19 years. The Centre is a women-led, grass-roots organisation that helps women bring positive changes to their own and others’ lives.

Our purpose is to provide a friendly atmosphere where women can receive the understanding, support, and resources they need to make informed choices about their lives and to break out of the cycle of poverty, isolation, and dependency.

Our work includes, but is not limited to, information and guidance, outreach, groups, services (Onsite crècheMa Angelou childcare and Parent Support servicesAngelou Carers), training, and volunteer opportunities.

The Angelou Centre has a dedicated team of staff and volunteers working to promote social inclusion and economic independence of BME women. We provide individual support for women, education, childcare assistance, employability guidance, citizenship guidance and a helpful environment where women can support each other.

Our multilingual team includes women from many cultures and backgrounds, there will be someone on our team who can help you in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Farsi, French, Hindi, Kurdish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Sylheti and Urdu.

2 Brighton Grove


Telephone: 0191 2260394

Fax: 0191 2722984