About us

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Who we are

The Ameina Centre is a Community Interest Company working with disadvantaged and hard to reach communities to achieve better outcomes for:

  • Children
  • Young people
  • Families who are at risk of social educational and economic exclusions
  • BAME Groups
  • Women
  • Offenders and ex-offenders
  • The elderly and isolated

As well as providing opportunities to engage the elder members of the local community. We provide vital support to children, young people and adults through advice, guidance and practical activities – helping local people develop their confidence, pride and independence.

Key People

Melrose DavisDirector
Melrose Davis BSc, PGCE is the founder of Ameina Centre. Melrose has over 30 years’ experience of working with vulnerable young people in mainstream education, in the community and more recently through the alternative learning provision.
Grafton BarbourDirector
Grafton has 30 years of experience as a finance manager including working for Barclays Small Business Advisor.
Peter McCollinDirector
Peter has substantial experience in the building trade and is a qualified electrician and Health and Safety Consultant.


A list of all Policies and Procedures can be accessed on request

  • Safeguarding
  • Health & Safety
  • Environmental and Sustainability policy
  • Equality and Diversity

“I like it at Ameina because the help you a lot. They have helped me. It’s a good place and they make you feel welcome. I’ve improved in my work and all the staff are nice and caring. The help you with everything. It’s a good place to be and they even take you on trips if you are good.”

– A.Z. (15 years old)

“Ameina is a very welcoming community and they respect everyone equally, as well as being very caring and helpful. My first couple of days at Ameina were excellent, the staff are polite and it’s a nice peaceful environment. Also we have an amazing variety of activities, games and other things to enjoy. The staff here have also helped me with anger issues, bullying, thinking about courses for my future and lots more.”

– S.A. (14 years old)