BME refers to the Black and Minority Ethnic community. Guernsey is continuously culturally expanding with people from all walks of live moving to the island, and we are keen to support young people from different cultures who may be struggling to adjust to life in Guernsey. The most common culturally diverse young people in Guernsey come from Latvia, France, Spain, Portugal, Russia and Thailand. It can be difficult to reach out for support if you have just moved to the island, especially if you do not know where the support is.
There can be many reasons why a young person who is culturally diverse may be struggling to settle in: barriers (language, geographical, personal, social etc), feeling overwhelmed, if the move to Guernsey was unexpected, if they do not feel included and so on. Each individual is different. At The HUB we can help culturally diverse young people explore Guernsey by sight-seeing, taking different buses to familiarise with the island, meet up with other young people in a similar situation, and importantly offer a safe place at The HUB where their cultural heritage will be respected. We have previously held Latvian celebration night in order to celebrate Latvian Proclamation Day where young people came to celebrate their Latvian culture and feel a sense of unity at The HUB. We are keen to celebrate more significant cultures dates at The HUB, so if you would like any further information or would like to signpost a young person to access some support please contact The HUB on 724 421 or email us on thehub.gg.