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British Association of Settlements and Social Action Centres (bassac)
National network and support organisation that works with multi-purpose community and neighbourhood organisations that work in deprived areas.
33 Corsham Street
Tel: 0845 241 0375
Fax: 0845 241 0376
Contact person: Ben Hughes
Position: Chief Executive
Charity Number: 1028784
Bassac is a membership organisation that represents and supports a national network of community centres whose common aim is to provide local services to people living in deprived neighbourhoods.
Bassac members are multi-purpose, which means they deliver a range of community services and support in a number of ways to provide individual solutions for local people.
Vision and mission statement:
Bassac is a national membership organisation. It exists to build and sustain a network of multi-purpose, community based organisations that are rooted in their neighbourhoods. In response to local need these members provide a range of services that focus on the person and their community rather than the problem. This approach develops local solutions to national concerns and involves communities in the decisions that affect their lives.
Type of organisation:
National sub sectoral umbrella body or infrastructure organisation, providing services to member voluntary organisations within a thematic sub sector.
Back to work training, childcare, business support, providing advisory services and access to finance.
Regional Development Officer, Yorkshire and Humber
Regional Forum, Suite 10D
Regional Development Officer, London
see main address above
Full time staff: 9
Paid staff: 9
Organisational members: 105
bassac members are voluntary organisations who are:
· seeking to meet the needs of neighbourhoods and people affected by social exclusion
· taking a multi-purpose approach to community development, offering a range of projects, services and programmes to users
· committed to being accountable to the community and their users, working with a management structure that reflects that community
· supportive of bassac's values and demonstrating an evident commitment to quality of services and equal opportunities