About Rema

REMA is the infrastructure support organisation for the Black and Minority Ethnic Voluntary and Community Sector of Rotherham. REMA is an independent charity that supports the development of a vibrant, effective and influential BME Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector locally (VCFS).

REMA membership has representation from over 50 local VCFS groups ranging from long established training providers through to faith-based organisations and informal social groups.

To find out more about the work we do, click on the relevant link at the top of the page.

Support documents for REMA listed below:

Get In Touch!

If you think that REMA can offer you support or you would like to speak to someone about our services, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us

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REMA provides various services to support BAME people in Rotherham


Community Navigator (support for New Arrivals)

The Community Navigator offers settlement support to BAME communities living in the Rotherham area.

You can contact the Community Navigators with issues relating to:

Access (health) — Registering with a GP and Dentist

Access (Education)—School/nursery registration

Learning English



Translation & Interpretation

Accessing other community organisations/ activities

Guidance and advice to access other services

To find out more or to make an appointment contact us on maria@rema-online.org.uk or call on 01709 720744 / 07523512630


Immigration advice for asylum seekers and refugees

We provide OISC accredited level 1 immigration advice and support. This includes applications for entry clearance, Leave to Enter and Leave to Remain. We also provide advice on basic applications that are within the Immigration Rules to include the following categories:

  • visitors • spouses/unmarried partners under the five-year route • fiancé(e)s • other dependent relatives • Settled and Pre-settled Status application • Points Based Immigration System applications • Other work visas permitted under the rules (for example - UK Ancestry Visa or Frontier Worker Permit) • Applications covering extensions of stay and settlement under Appendix ECAA, formerly covered by the European Communities Association Agreement (ECAA). • Diplomats, their family members and domestic staff • BN(O) Status Holder, Administrative review, varying conditions of leave, Nationality and citizenship under UK law.

To find out more or to make an appointment contact us on sithule@rema-online.org.uk, or call on 01709 720744 / 07745182787


Roma Drop-in

An advice and signposting service for the local Roma community. Sessions are available on an appointment basis. Support is provided on a wide range of issues including benefits, debt and accessing services. Our advisers speak a variety of community languages.

To find out more or to make an appointment contact us on romaadviser@rema-online.org.uk or call on 01709 720744 / 07719 481898



We understand just how important volunteering is, not only for society as a whole but also for the individuals who decide to get involved. Volunteering provides people with an opportunity to contribute to good causes and also to develop personally. It can provide a pathway into work or new experiences to help open other avenues in life. Volunteering from amongst the BME community is also a great tool to combat divisive narratives about Minority communities.

REMA supports a range of community activities and organisations with volunteers.   Our work includes:

  • Engagement and promotion of volunteering opportunities
  • Development of volunteers (Training and Peer support)
  • Policy development and advice for local BME groups
  • Volunteer coordination and management to support civic events

Contact us to find out more about volunteering or to promoting your volunteering opportunities.

    “I’ve volunteered through REMA for the past year, straight from leaving school. It has really helped me experience the ‘adult/grown-up world’. I have learnt a lot of new skills and I feel much more confident about finding work after leaving college”  Fatimah Ali