Welcome to IPC | Reg Charity 1160482

  • International Centre, 7 Abingdon Rd, Middlesbrough TS1 2DP

Welcome to
Investing in People and Culture

Supporting refugees across Tyneside and Teesside



IPC is a charity that promotes the social and economic inclusion of refugees and those seeking asylum, as well as other minority communities in the North East of England.

Our aim is to ensure that everyone who comes to Tees Valley and Newcastle/Gateshead as a refugee or seeking asylum feels that this can be their home. We advocate for those whose immigration status has made them vulnerable to social exclusion. We provide links to vital services as well as opportunities for education, training, befriending and rewarding recreational activities. Through greater cross-cultural understanding, our communities can properly thrive. We aim to share and celebrate our differences by working together. Our commitment to helping every individual find a place – and a true home ­– within our wider community is total. In this respect, IPC is not just a charity – it is a movement.

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11 May

Ukraine Appeal

September 2022 IPC and its representative Edward Pinkney are at

28 Mar

Bini Araia makes the case for face masks

Bini Araia from local charity IPC is encouraging us all

Bini Araia (left) and Mark Sutcliffe (right) with their friend Disono (Image: Bini Araia)

28 Mar

Befrienders wanted for social project with refugees and asylum seekers

Thanks to our 12 month partnership with HostNation (a national