- African Women’s Care – BME women and young people
- Migrants Organise – Those with mental health issues
- Neighbourhood Doulas – Pregnant women needing support
- Ourmala – Therapeutic yoga for women
- Refugees Council – Signposting service for all
- WAND – Women
African Women’s Care
AWC works with Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee adults, children and young people, fleeing domestic and sexual abuse including forced marriage, human trafficking, female genital mutilation, gang violence and ‘honour’-based violence.
Offers confidential one to one and group support to women and girls, including those with mental health needs who are experiencing any form of violence and abuse, enabling them to make informed choices and exit violent situations.
A: Canalside House, 383 Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5AA
T: 020 8969 8389
Offers an enabling community programme for asylum seekers, migrants and refugees living in London. Run weekly activities that encourage socialisation and build skills e.g. English classes, poetry, sewing, walking, youth and health and wellbeing groups. Can also provide individual advice and support for issues such as asylum support, employment, housing and welfare benefits. Weekly immigration advice sessions are provided by a barrister.
Their Transforming Lives project is a mentoring scheme for those who are particularly isolated, in need of extra support or dealing with mental health problems. Mentees are placed with a mentor who speaks the same language and who can help them to access services, learn new skills and build confidence. Meet on a weekly basis for six months.
A: 2 Thorpe Close, London, W10 5XL
T: 020 8964 4815
Doulas (birth partners) to refugees, asylum seekers, women with no recourse to public funds, women who find themselves in challenging situations. West London only.
They meet a woman before the birth of her baby, stay with her during the birth of her child, provide items needed for her and the baby and promote and support breastfeeding. Also provide advocacy and signposting.
Specialist, evidence-based yoga programme for refugees and asylum seekers with the aim of improving physical and mental wellbeing. Currently run a weekly Friday women-only class at the Evolve Wellness Centre, South Kensington. Referrals only, which can be done on-line. Other services available elsewhere across London, including for men and children.
Charity working with refugees and people seeking asylum in the UK. Offer practical support and advice throughout their journey in the UK, including: employment and move on advice; therapeutic support; destitution services; support for separated children.
Please visit website for signposting: https://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk
Women’s Association for African Networking and Development
Women’s charity that addresses the problems facing women in isolated and excluded communities including Black Asian Minority Ethnic Refugee (BAMER), migrants, unemployed, and lone parents.
Provide advice and information, support, advocacy, opportunities for education and training, self development for community action, enhancing lifelong skills, raising children’s voices, research and development and referral services
A: St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing, Exmoor Street, London W10 6DZ
T: 020 8962 4137/ 07813 485 607 / 07534 155 619