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About us

We are passionate about making a long lasting change and empowering communities. Through everything we do, we aim to:
the most marginalised communities to promote their voices and needs.
people and policy of all levels to implement realistic and sustainable solutions.
creative approaches to build the capacity of individuals and organisations.
We determine the needs and priorities of BME communities and to raise these with strategic agencies.
We serve the most vulnerable in our society and find innovative ways to develop long lasting relationships.
We work with individuals who are active in their community and provide opportunities for networking, support and volunteering.
Ensure that the beneficiaries of our work benefit not only in the quality of their life but financially by involving the community in the delivery of projects.
Wondering how we put words into action? Visit our projects page.

Meet the team

Michael Henry
Michael Henry
Strategic Director
With an experience of over 30 years in the voluntary sector, Michael works to inspire and develop innovative and practical solutions to challenges within society. He overlooks the strategy of our social enterprise and finds new avenues of work for us to explore.
Shamsher Chohan
Creative Director
Shamsher has been involved in many voluntary organisations nationally and is passionate about tackling inequalities and creating opportunities for disadvantaged communities. Her role revolves around developing creative solutions to our projects.
Kat Kotlarska
Katarzyna Kotlarska
Communications Worker
Kat is responsible for producing visual materials and delivering digital content here at Communities Inc. She has nine years of experience working on personal projects and commissions in various fields of visual arts ranging from graphic design to filmmaking.
Raluca Moraru
Raluca Moraru
Hate Crime Victim Support Worker
Raluca’s role focuses on supporting victim of hate crime through the reporting process, as well as delivering training, as part of our Building Stronger Communities. She is a strong believer that everyone should live in a society where they can be who they are without fear of retribution.
Lyndon Gibson
Building Stronger Communities Project Worker
Lyndon’s role is to help people, communities and organisations to identify and report hate crime, and educate about its effects. He has previously worked in youth and community organisations with over 30 years experience promoting equality and community cohesion.
John Lynch
John Lynch
Positive Exposure Project Worker
John has a military background, having spent 12 years as a physical instructor in the army. Here, at Communities Inc, he is responsible for our Positive Exposure project. His role revolves around facilitating dialogues around British values and challenging negative stereotypes concerning minority communities.