SAMH is Scotland’s leading mental health charity and is dedicated to mental health and wellbeing for all. SAMH provides an independent voice on all matters of relevance to people with mental health and related problems (including homelessness and addictions), provides advice and guidance to a wide range of national bodies and delivers direct support to over 3000 people through 80 services across Scotland.
School for Social Entrepreneurs
The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) exists to provide training and opportunities to enable people to use their creative and entrepreneurial abilities more fully for social benefit. SSE supports individuals to set up new charities, social enterprises and social businesses across the UK.
Schools Out: Working towards equality in education for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual people. News, policy and law, research, conference reports. LGBT History Month: Claiming our history, celebrating our present, creating our future.
Subjects: Gender identity, Sexual orientation, All
Scope is the disability organisation in England and Wales whose focus is people with cerebral palsy.
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
SCVO is the national body representing the voluntary sector in Scotland. It seeks to advance the values and shared interests of the voluntary sector by fostering co-operation, promoting best practice and delivering sustainable services.
Subjects: Equality general, All
Scottish Human Rights Commission
The Scottish Human Rights Commission promotes and protects the human rights of everyone in Scotland. The Commission is working to increase awareness, recognition and respect for human rights, and make them more relevant and easier to apply in everyday life.
The Commission is dedicated to helping everyone understand their rights and the shared responsibilities we all have to each other and to our community. The Commission is independent of the UK and Scottish Parliaments and Governments.
Subjects: Human rights
Scottish Recovery Network
SRN is a non-profit organisation working in Scotland and beyond. Our aim is to promote and support recovery from mental health problems. We act as a catalyst for change by sharing ideas and practice, improving outcomes at all levels. Our vision is a Scotland where mental health recovery is a reality for all, and we have four overall goals: to raise awareness of recovery; encourage empowerment; develop the evidence base; and influence policy and practice.
Subjects: Disability, Human rights, Other
Scottish Transgender Alliance
The Scottish Transgender Alliance works to improve gender identity and gender reassignment equality, rights and inclusion in Scotland.
Subjects: Gender identity
Scottish Women's Aid
Scottish Women's Aid is the lead organisation in Scotland working towards the prevention of domestic abuse. We play a vital role campaigning and lobbying for effective responses to domestic abuse, particularly ensuring that women and children with experience of domestic abuse get the services they need, such as safe refuge accommodation, information and support. We provide advice, information, training and publications to members and non-members.
Sefton CVS assists and promotes voluntary and community sector activity in the borough of Sefton, Merseyside.
Sefton Equalities Partnership
The aim of the Equalities Partnership is to develop a holistic approach to equality and diversity in a wide variety of areas including employment, service delivery, training and community engagement. Sefton Equalities Partnership comprises of a range of public and voluntary sector bodies with the community empowerment network playing a key role at both Board and operational levels.
Subjects: Age, All, Other
Sefton Pensioners Advocacy Centre
Sefton Pensioners Advocacy Centre provides one to one casework advocacy services to older people (aged 60+) in Sefton and surrounding areas. We have 9 salaried full and part time staff, along with 20 volunteers involved in advocacy.
We have specialists dealing with the following areas: Nursing Fees/Care Packages, Mental Health (Functional), Mental Health (Dementia) and General Advocacy. We also facilitate older peoples fora, which are groups of Older People originally meeting as a group advocacy project but now evolving into a consultative group for both voluntary and statutory agencies
Subjects: Age, Disability, Gender, Race/ethnicity, Religion or belief, Sexual orientation, Human rights, Gender identity, All
Sexual Violence Alliance (SeVA)
SeVA is a charity committed to supporting and empowering the survivors of sexual violence and their supporters. We incorporate two other charities; Norwich Rape Crisis and MPower and are based in Norwich, Norfolk.
SexYOUality is a registered charity based in Cambridge and has fourteen years of experience of working with lesbian, gay and bisexual young people. We run 2byou, a project supporting lesbian, gay and bisexual young people living in Cambridgeshire. A group of fully trained youth support workers and volunteers offer safe and supportive activities for young people to take part in.
Subjects: Sexual orientation
Shaping Our Lives
Shaping Our Lives National User Network is an independent user-controlled organisation. We work with a wide and diverse range of service users to support the development of local user involvement that aims to deliver better outcomes for service users. Some of the people we work with are: people with physical and/or sensory impairments , people with learning difficulties, users and survivors of mental health services, young people with experience of being ‘looked after’, people living with HIV/AIDS, people with life limiting illnesses, older people, and people with experience of alcohol and drug services.
Shaw Trust is a national charity that provides training and work opportunities for people who are disadvantaged in the labour market due to disability, ill health or other social circumstances.
Shelter believes everyone should have a home. It helps people find and keep a home and campaigns for decent housing for all.
Subjects: Poverty/social exclusion
Show Racism the Red Card
Show Racism the Red Card is an anti-racist charity which was established in January 1996. The aim of the organisation is to produce anti-racist educational resources, which harness the high profile of professional footballers to combat racism.
Single Parent Action Network (SPAN)
Single Parent Action Network is a uniquely diverse organisation empowering one parent families throughout the UK.
Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
SCIE's aim is to improve the experience of people who use social care by developing and promoting knowledge about good practice in the sector.
Social Information on Disability
SID (Social Information on Disability) is a registered charity based in Surrey. Our aim is to ensure that disabled people have the information that they need to have choice and equality of opportunity in their daily lives. To achieve this we provide information services, and develop resources and networks.
Subjects: Disability, Gender, Human rights, All
Solace Women's Aid
Solace Women’s Aid is an independent charity providing a comprehensive range of services for women and children affected by domestic and sexual violence.
Somerset Racial Equality Council
Somerset Racial Equality Council (SREC) is an uncorporated registered charity that works towards the elimination of racial discrimination and to promote equality of opportunity and good relations between persons of different racial groups, especially within the county of Somerset and North Somerset
Subjects: Race/ethnicity, Religion or belief, Human rights
South East England Councils
South East England Councils (SEEC) was established in April 2009 to represent the views of local authorities in the South East.
South London Tamil Welfare Group
South London Tamil Welfare Group (SLTWG) is a registered charity working for the Tamil Community from 1985.
South Tyrone Empowerment Programme
STEP provides information, advice, advocacy, resources, learning, training and language support at grassroots level to those vulnerable to exclusion and inequality.
Subjects: Disability, Gender, Race/ethnicity, Human rights
South West Forum
South West Forum is the regional voice for voluntary and community organisations in the South West of England. It was established in 1999 to ensure that voluntary and community organisations have a strong and effective champion at regional level. The Forum has a particular interest in tackling disadvantage and promoting social inclusion and sustainability.
Southall Black Sisters (SBS)
Southall Black Sisters, a not-for-profit organisation, was established in 1979 to meet the needs of black (Asian and African-Caribbean) women. Its aims are to highlight and challenge violence against women; empower them to gain more control over their lives; live without fear of violence; and assert their human rights to justice, equality and freedom.
Subjects: Gender, Race/ethnicity
Sport Against Racism Ireland
Sport Against Racism Ireland (SARI) is a volunteer-driven Social Enterprise with Charitable status using the medium of Sport to tackle all forms of discrimination and for Cultural Integration and Social Inclusion at home and abroad.
Subjects: Age, Disability, Gender, Race/ethnicity, Religion or belief, Sexual orientation, Human rights, Gender identity
St Anne's Community Services
St Anne’s provides a wide range of services for people who require support for one or more reasons. We work with people who have learning disabilities or mental health problems, people with issues around substance use – drugs and/or alcohol and people who are or have been homeless. Services include a variety of housing & accommodation based support and care, day services & community based support. St Anne’s is a major provider of services across the whole of Yorkshire & the North East.
Subjects: Disability, Health, Housing, Poverty/social exclusion, Social care
Stonewall works to achieve equality and justice for lesbians, gay men and bisexual people.
Subjects: Gender identity, Sexual orientation
Stonewall Cymru works to achieve equality and justice for lesbian, gay and bisexual people across Wales.
Subjects: Sexual orientation, Gender identity
Stonham is England’s largest provider of housing and support for vulnerable and socially excluded people. We work in partnership with local authorities, health care providers, probation services and other agencies, to deliver services to over 13,500 people each year.
Stop Hate UK
Stop Hate UK is a unique charity, raising awareness of all types of hate crime and supporting the individuals and communities that are affected by it. We are based in Leeds and work with members of the local community there, and we also support people anywhere in the UK who experience hate crime through our 24-hour helpline, the Stop Hate Line.
Subjects: Age, Disability, Gender, Race/ethnicity, Religion or belief, Sexual orientation, Gender identity
Strathclyde Centre for Disability Research
Suffolk New College Centre for Equality and Diversity
The Suffolk New College Centre for Equality and Diversity is a local, not-for-profit centre of expertise and source of advice and assistance. It offers bespoke and off the shelf equality and diversity solutions.
Supporting Others through Volunteer Action (SOVA)
SOVA is a leading national volunteer mentoring organisation
working with those socially and economically disadvantaged
in England and Wales.
SURFACE Inclusive Design Research Centre
SURFACE Inclusive Design Research Centre is part of the Research Institute for the Built and Human Environment at the University of Salford. Formed in 1999, SURFACE is a centre of excellence for promoting the understanding and practice of inclusion in all aspects of the design and use of the built environment and the external environment.
Subjects: Age, Disability, Human rights