What we do

We work to tackle the causes and impacts of poverty and inequality among BAME people, based in Brent; we embark on a number of programmes to offer high quality, timely services, informed and shaped by the experiences of the people we work with.

  • We run projects, activities and support services for individuals and families
  • We work in collaboration with other organisations and projects.
  • We provide a voice for communities

Our a welfare advocacy, research, community leadership, health and education are all geared towards supporting members of our community, not only in times of crisis but on a longer term basis by providing them with the skills and support they need to open up access to opportunities.

Throughout our charity’s history we challenged the barriers, stereotypes and taboos which prevent BAME community from accessing support either in the community or mainstream services so that no community member is forced to endure their problems in silence.

Almost all of our services are free of charge and every year support over 6000 BAME clients to achieve our strategic priorities.  In addition, our volunteers give us over 4,000 hours of their time to deliver services and engage with BAME communities across London and beyond 

Who We Are

Step Up Hub formerly know as Help Somalia Foundation is a platform for people of all ages, dedicated to ensuring that BAME people have the knowledge, confidence and skills needed to enable positive steps towards more inclusive and valued communities to reach their full potential.

Our story – our journey

Step Up Hub is a platform for people of all ages, genders and ethnicities to access support and services to enable positive steps towards more inclusive and valued communities.

  • We run projects, activities and support services for individuals and families
  • We work in collaboration with other organisations and projects.
  • We provide a voice for communities

We used to be known as Help Somalia Foundation (HSF)

In January 2018, we became Step Up Hub, after 20 years supporting the Somali diaspora as HSF. Help Somalia Foundation is charity founded in 1996 with the aim of addressing the needs of the Somali community in UK. The ultimate goal of the charity is to promote the well being of Somalis and to make easy the integration of the Somali community in UK society, while maintaining the Somali tradition and culture. Furthermore, Help Somalia Foundation stands to improve the capacity of Somali people in the UK through providing confidential and culturally sensitive services to Somali community in the UK.

The review of HSF clearly highlighted the demand from diverse communities on HSF services has been growing incrementally over the last 10 years. Although originally set up to support the Somali Community in Brent, HSF has evolved to be inclusive of all communities. The decision to reform and re-launch HSF as Step Up Hub has been based on the analysis of demand, feedback from existing users, discussions with the wider communities and analysis of eth socio-economic issues facing local communities. HSF is in a strong position to grow and host facilities and activities from a purpose built centre – facilities and activities that will benefit the whole community

STEP UP HUB will be the new name and face of HSF – continuing to accommodate projects but in a more strategic, systematic and sustained manner. Our name change reflects this work with many vulnerable and marginalised community members in Brent and surrounding boroughs, irrespective of their age, language, culture or religion.

Take The Right Action. At The Right Time.

Helping you turn what’s possible into what’s feasible. This approach is focused on identifying and deploying the best possible solution, defined by the highest value for the client and the support of their organizational goals.

Our Vision

Our vision is of a future free from discrimination and inequality.

Our Mission

Our mission is to support BAME people to break down the barriers that keep them in disadvantage.

Our Values

Step Up Hub is founded upon the value of:

  • Community
    • Respect - We are open-minded, inclusive and transparent; learning from what we do; seeking fresh and alternative perspectives to shape and influence our practice
      • Diversity
      • Ambition and aspirations
      • Quality – in the service we provide
      • Independence
      • User-involvement