The Derby West Indian Community Association (DWICA) is a voluntary run community organisation which exists to provide services for the Black and Culturally Diverse community of Derby. DWICA has been running for over 60 years on a mainly voluntary basis, but we now employ staff and have an excellent track record and experience in staff recruitment, management and supervision.
Within the Community Centre, some of the services we provide or host include: An annual youth conference, annual summer school, annual Caribbean carnival, carnival costume design and make workshops, music and dance workshops, activities for Black History Month and an annual Christmas dinner. The Community Centre is also available for hire for functions and activities.
In the past we have also run a School Exclusion project, Outreach youth service, talent shows and youth club.
Although the Derby West Indian Community Association does not give legal advice, we signpost members to where they can seek advice on welfare, housing, immigration and nationality issues.