Welcome to Investing in People and Culture

At IPC we promote the economic and social inclusion of refugees, asylum seekers and other minority communities in the North East. We advocate for vulnerable immigrants and provide links to vital services as well as opportunities for education, training and rewarding recreational activities.

Cross-cultural understanding fosters greater harmony within our community. We aim to share and celebrate our differences by working together.

News & Events

IPC on the BBC

IPC featured on BBC national news on 23.5.19 as part of the 'We are Middlesbrough' week.

Bini showed the valuable contribution refugees make in our communities and the success of our Repod project.

See the full video on our Facebook page

Read in IPC Newsletter 2

Covid-19 updates

IPC offices remain closed, we are delivering selected projects remotely. Enquiries to: [email protected]

Covid-19 advice:

IPC coronavirus guidance April 2020

IPC coronavirus language support April 2020

Mears coronavirus guidance April 2020


IPC Brochure

Download our 2020 review of our projects and their impact:




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Find Us


Investing in People and Culture
International Community Centre,

7 Abingdon Rd, Middlesbrough TS1 2DP

Contact Biniam Araia
Phone 07411 157 589


Investing in People and Culture
The Other Perspective Community Hub
5 Cruddas Park Shopping Centre
Westmorland Road, Newcastle, NE4 7RW

Contact Sirak Hagos
Phone 07733 017 386