ACCF – Its Formation
In 1996 following research by Leicester University into the African Caribbean Community that revealed the African Caribbean community had needs that spanned different sectors, from education and employment to health and social services. Economic, social and political representation was therefore important in redressing these needs.
The recommendations of this research advocated for an umbrella organisation that could represent the African & African Caribbean Community that would provide information, advocate and act in a representative role on issues outlined in the report.
The Central Vision of the Forum is :-
Improve the quality of life of African & African Caribbean people in Leicestershire and to ensure that they are able to contribute and participate more fully in all aspects of life in the city and county.
The African Caribbean Citizens Forum
Building on history, embedding community and developing a legacy.
The Forum ensures that the African & African Caribbean led voluntary/community sector is involved in defining, developing and delivering solutions to the challenge faced by the community it encompasses.
To provide a robust umbrella organisation able to represent the collective needs and interests of African & African Caribbean citizens. To build on our strengths by recognising, valuing and celebrating our diverse interests and that the solutions we seek are multi-faceted.
The purpose of the African Caribbean Citizen Forum is to effectively represent and address the cultural, economic, educational and social interest of African & African Caribbean people in Leicestershire.
ACCF will work with any individual, organisation or authority to promote, initiate, develop and secure a range of programmes, activities and strategies for the benefit of African Caribbean people.
ACCF will co-ordinate information across the whole authority on the key issues and concerns that affect the African & African Caribbean Community.