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Action for Refugees in Lewisham (AFRIL) was set up in 2006 to reduce the poverty of local refugees and asylum-seekers, advance their education and raise awareness about refugees rights and needs.
Services include advice in welfare benefits, housing, education, employment, health and immigration, a supplementary Saturday School for children aged 4-11 and a foodbank for destitute asylum-seekers and refugees.

Angelou is a partnership of 10 specialist organisations that have come together to support women and girls experiencing domestic or sexual violence in South West London.
You can chat to us over the phone, face to face or attend group sessions – whatever works best for you.
We work together to bring the service to you. Whatever you may need, we can help you find the right support.

Angelou is a partnership of 10 specialist organisations that have come together to support women and girls experiencing domestic or sexual violence in South West London.
You can chat to us over the phone, face to face or attend group sessions – whatever works best for you.
We work together to bring the service to you. Whatever you may need, we can help you find the right support.

Angelou is a partnership of 10 specialist organisations that have come together to support women and girls experiencing domestic or sexual violence in South West London.
You can chat to us over the phone, face to face or attend group sessions – whatever works best for you.
We work together to bring the service to you. Whatever you may need, we can help you find the right support.

Capa (Child and Adolescent to Parent Abuse) supports parents, grandparents, carers, young people and professionals experiencing child or adolescent to parent abuse. They offer an online platform providing individual support, advice, signposting and training to anyone impacted or supporting a family who is struggling with child to parent abuse.

Child Law Advice is operated by Coram Children’s Legal Centre. They provide specialist advice and information on child, family and education law to parents, carers and young people.
Please note there is a cost if you wish to request a call back.

Our Creative therapies Project is now closed for new referrals and it is coming to an end at the end of October 2022. 

Over the years, our project has supported hundreds of children and young people from the age 4+ affected by domestic or sexual violence through art making, play, drama and talking. Our service has worked closely with parents and key professionals to support children and their families and provided a safe and contained space for children to help them make sense of their experiences and express their thoughts and feelings. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the children and families we have worked with and expressed how humbled  and inspired our team has felt by this experience. We would also like to thank all the professionals who have worked closely with us to enable children and their families to engage with our service. 

Our organisation and our fundraising team are working hard to explore future funding opportunities to enable us to continue providing this so much needed support. Thank you for your continued support and understanding. 

If you have any queries  please get in touch on [email protected]

If you need practical support, please call the SWA Advice Line on 080 802 5565.

Children's Creative Therapies Leaflet

Community Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (CARAS) is a community outreach charity that offers support and advice to people of refugee background.
They have a range of group activities that support people of all ages to develop their English skills (classes for women and young people), access services and opportunities, build supportive social networks and to feel welcomed. We run women’s groups, advice sessions and youth activities.

We support Black and minoritised young women. This includes those from ethnic minority groups, LGBT+ and disabled young women. We can support if you are: 

  • You are aged 12-24
  • You live, work or study in London Borough 
  • You are worried about or have experienced violence, abuse or exploitation 
  • You are experiencing trauma or emotional distress 

Our Multi Disadvantage Advocate service is a Pan London Service providing support for minoritised young women and girls aged 14-24, living in London and who have experienced any type of VAWG and developed multiple disadvantage (including but not limited to mental health, sexual and reproductive health and well being, social functioning, life skills, housing and immigration). We provide advocacy by conducting risk and needs assessment while devising a tailored support plan to meet the needs of the young person and signpost where appropriate.

Our Counselling service provides emotional support for young people, aged 14-24 who experienced domestic violence directly or indirectly. We are providing a safe space where they can speak freely and confidentially to process feelings and their experiences, work through fears and hopefully gain some perspective of what healthy relationships look like.

CouRAGEus Leaflet

East London Rape Crisis provides free, confidential specialist help for women and girls who have been raped or experienced any other form of sexual violence. The services are for women of all ages including young women over the age of 14, whatever the assault and whenever it occurred. The women who work and volunteer at Rape Crisis London will offer you confidential and independent support.
Services include emotional and practical support, advocacy through working with an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA), one-to-one counselling and group work.