Aanchal Women’s Aid is an organisation that supports women and their children by offering a free and confidential service for Asian women who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse. Services include a telephone helpline, emotional support, group work and counselling. They also provide advice on housing, matrimonial matters, welfare rights, debt and referrals to solicitors.
Abianda is a social enterprise that works with young women affected by gangs. We offer one-to-one, group work and employment opportunities to gang-affected young women. We provide frontline services for young women aged 11 to 24.
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.
Parents or carers with adolescent or adult children who are abusive and use drugs or alcohol, may be able to access support through groups known to Adfam (families, drug and alcohol charity). There is a map of local support on the website.
Adfam have information on the website for parents of abusive adolescent and adult children who also use drugs or alcohol.
Adfam is the only national umbrella organisation working specifically with and for families affected by drugs and alcohol. Our final goal is that no family member in need of support should go without it. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for families affected by drug and alcohol use.
Please note we do not operate a helpline - see website for information.
Advance is an independent, client-led charity for all of those living in Brent who have experienced domestic abuse (male and female, including teenagers) and their children.
The work is done with you one to one, on the phone or in person and you will work with the same person throughout your time with us wherever possible. This person is your Independent Domestic Violence Adviser (IDVA), and she is trained to support and help you, not to judge or tell you what to do, but to help you make your own decisions.
If you have committed a crime, Advance provides all the help you need to move on at our women-only Minerva Centre. Our staff are here to listen and help you get the support you need to move forward with your life and make choices that are right for you.
At our Minerva Centre each woman has their own keyworker who will help them work through a variety of issues and find solutions.
Our free and confidential helpline provides immediate support and advice to women affected by domestic and sexual abuse living in London. We will listen without judgement; we are here to support you.
We can refer you on to our other services such as refuge accommodation, longer term advocacy support, counselling or specialist children’s services. The helpline also offers specialist short term support (up to a month).
We support African women, men and young people experiencing domestic abuse living anywhere in London.
If you are experiencing domestic violence, we can listen, help you understand your options, explain your legal rights, talk to the police for you, help you get to safer housing or even attend court with you.
AVA is a feminist organisation committed to creating a world without gender based violence and abuse. Our mission is to work with survivors to end gender based violence by championing evidence-based change. We are a national charity, independent and particularly recognised for our specialist expertise in multiple disadvantage and children and young people’s work. Our core work includes training, policy, research, and consultancy.