About Us

Integrate UK is a youth led charity that empowers young people to take an active and positive role in transforming the society they live in. Our service users are central to decision making: we have two Junior Trustees who lead youth steering groups and report back to the board; seven members of staff are young people and a team of four manage all our creative and educational projects. Also, one of our former service users sits on the board of Trustees!

As well as supporting young people with their learning, ambitions and aspirations, we run projects that they have devised themselves.  The projects are often creative and they enable young people to learn and develop transferable skills in many different areas.  Their work may involve film development, a stage production, song writing or organising a conference –many of them are invited to speak at high profile events nationally and internationally, to consult government Ministers or deliver training to professionals including teachers, police, lawyers and medical professionals.

Their popular and youth friendly media resources are used to deliver peer education in schools around challenging issues such as female genital mutilation (FGM), grooming for radicalisation and / or right wing extremism, gang and drug culture or child sexual exploitation (CSE).   In one year, our young outreach team reaches well over 7,000 people directly through workshops and training sessions.

We aim to give young people a voice, a platform for expressing their views and ideas.

Who’s involved?

Trustees:

  1. Dave McCallum, Chair
  2. Jennifer McLamb, Treasurer
  3. Nasra Ahmed
  4. Christine Townsend
  5. Michele Scott
  6. Deeqo Shire

Junior Trustees:

  1. Shaheim
  2. Mariamma
  3. Humaira

Staff:

  • Lisa Zimmermann, (Director)
  • Mohamed Nour-Elmi (Finance Manager)
  • Amaal Ali (Project Manager-PT)
  • Shamil Ahmed (Project Worker- PT)
  • Angelina Kohli-Mckenzie (Project Worker-PT)
  • Aliza Ibrahim (Events and Outreach Co-ordinator -PT)
  • Amaleehah Aslam-Forrester (Fundraising and Communications Assistant)
  • Najma Heshi Kediye

We also have a number of young people and volunteers assisting with all aspects of our charity work.