Bryson Intercultural seeks to be a leader in working with and empowering Minority Ethnic families and their communities in Northern Ireland, including the indigenous Irish Travellers and newly arrived Minority Ethnic individuals, by promoting and supporting racial and ethnic integration into Northern Ireland.
For over 19 years the Charity has responded to changing patterns of migration and identified need and by advocating and promoting human rights and equity through empowerment, collaboration and partnership approaches aims to help integrate those from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds into Northern Ireland society and promote good relations between all ethnic groups.
Bryson Intercultural maintains partnership approaches and participates in relevant working groups and in addition it manages and co-ordinates the delivery of a range of services:
To promote understanding and respect for diversity in Northern Ireland
To increase the potential for those newly arrived to integrate into Northern Ireland society
To reduce the stress and confusion experienced by those newly arrived in Northern Ireland, including refugees and those seeking asylum
To promote active participation among individuals and communities from Minority Ethnic backgrounds
To promote the inclusion of Minority Ethnic individuals and communities in their local and wider communities and in society
To respond to newly identified need and, where appropriate, establish and participate in multi-agency responses to design and deliver appropriate services
To influence and support public, voluntary and community bodies in the development of culturally sensitive services
To influence and organise responses to government and public policies affecting members of ethnic communities