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At One Community Link, we see the value in everyone. We want to be a catalyst for positive change. Since our beginnings in 2000, we’ve been driven by the same ideas we initially founded our charity upon: support, empowerment and progress. We work onsite and offsite, in primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and established institutions

Dealing with the challenges of today requires problem-solvers who bring different perspectives and are willing to take risks. One Community Link emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words.

OCL team
OCL team members


It is so easy to fall into a pattern of apathy as we go through our lives. Our organisation was born out of a commitment to stop passing over the real issues of society, and to deal with them head on. We have set out to aid those who need it most.


One Community Link is here to help, and we believe that change is possible when we put our hearts and minds to it.



To increase skills, knowledge, pride, confidence and sense of belonging in BAMER people in Tees Valley.


To promote social integration by raising awareness about hate crime.


To empower BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee) people to report crimes against them.


To target and address the issues that BAMER people experience when accessing essential services.


To support asylum seekers and refugees in accessing housing, employment, immigration information, universal credit and other mainstream services.


To work with agencies (including the Police, Victim Care Support) to raise awareness of hate crime.


To improve understanding around immigration, asylum seekers and refugees in order to decrease xenophobia.

To increase knowledge of perpetrators of hate crime with a view to decreasing it and building positive relationships.

OCL social activities
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