Resources


The National Domestic Violence Helpline (Freephone) 0808 2000 247

24-hour Freephone service run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge, this is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence. The service can also be used by family, friends, colleagues and others calling on someone’s behalf.

NSPCC National Society For Prevention Of Cruelty To Children Child Protection Helpline 0808 800 5000

Protects children across the UK by running a range of services for both children and adults, including a national helpline and local projects.

Solace Women’s Aid (Freephone) 0808 802 5565

Aims to support women and children affected by domestic and sexual violence. Operate across London, including in Islington and Camden.

Victim Support (Freephone) 0808 2000 247

National charity giving free and confidential help to victims of crime, witnesses, their family, friends and anyone else affected across England and Wales

Refuge (Freephone) 0800 2000 247

Large provider of specialist domestic violence services, including refuges across the country – including refuges for South Asian Women and children – Independent Domestic VIolence Advocacy Services, Child Support and Outreach Services.

Imkaan 020 7250 3933

National Black Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BMER) membership organisation dedicated to adressing violence against women and girls.

FORCED MARRIAGE AND OTHER FORMS OF ‘HONOUR’-BASED VIOLENCE

FMU Forced Marriage Unit 020 7008 0151 EMERGENCY 020 7008 1500

Confidential advice and assistance to those who have been forced into marriage, are at risk of being forced into marriage or are worried about friends and relatives at risk.

Karma Nirvana  0800 5999 247

Confidential helpline and advice for victims of Forced Marriage and othe forms of ‘Honour’-Based violence.

SUPPORT FOR ASIAN WOMEN AND CHILDREN EXPERIENCING SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Ashiana (Helpline) 020 8539 9596

Refuge and support services for South Asian, Turkish and Iranian women aged 16-30, experiencing domestic violence, forced marriage and/or sexual abuse. Also provide a generic training, counselling and support service for young people and adults affected by domestic violence. Languages spoken: English, Punjabi, Urdu, Farsi.

IKWRO Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation 020 7920 6460

Confidential advice and support to Middle Eastern women and girls living in the UK who are facing ‘honour’ based violence, domestic abuse, forced marriage of Female Genital Mutilation. Languages spoken: Farsi, Kurdish, Arabic and Turkish spoken.

Jan Trust 020 8889 9433Aims to empower women giving them the opportunity to tackle and overcome the barriers to inclusion. Dedicated to combating poverty, discrimination, abuse and social exclusion among Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee women.

Kiran Women’s Aid (Helpline) 020 8558 1986

Provides safe, temporary accomodation for Asian women and children at risk of experiencing or fleeing domestic violence and abuse. Operate in the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

Muslim Women’s Helpline 020 8904 8193/ 020 8908 6715

The overall goal of the helpline is to provide a national specialist faith and culturally sensitive service that is confidential and non-judgemental, which offers information, support, guidance and referrals to Asian and Muslim women and girls from diverse ethnic / faith backgrounds who are suffering from or at risk of abuse or facing problems on a range of issues.

Newham Asian Women’s Project 020 8472 0528/020 8552 5524

Provide refuge space and support for Asian women. Also offer legal advice, training, mental health support, counselling, Zindaagi – project on self harm, and a young women’s support group.

Southall Black Sisters 020 8571 0800

Advice, advocacy and resource centre in West London for Asian and African-Carribbean women. Aims to highlight and challenge all forms gender related violence against women, empower them to gain more control over their lives; live without fear of violence and assert their human rights to justice, equality and freedom.

HOUSING AND IMMIGRATION ISSUES:Immigration Advice Service 020 7357 6917

Refugee Council 020 7346 6777

Shelter (Housing advice) 0808 800 4444

LEGAL ADVICE:

Camden Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) Kentish Town 08451 202 965

Hodge Jones Allen Solicitors 0800 437 0080

Central London Law Centre 020 7839 2998

Camden Community Law Centre 020 7284 6510

LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER (LGBT) SUPPORT

Camden LGBT Forum 0207 388 5720

Provides non-police reporting, and works to support victims of hate crimes and homophobic harassment.

MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES:

Voluntary Action Camden 020 7284 6550

Mind in Camden 020 7911 0822

SUBSTANCE MISUSE:

CASA families, partners and friends service 020 7428 5955

Camden Primary Care Trust 020 3317 2666

Foundation 66 (New Roots) 020 7234 9940

FRANK 0800 776600

National Treatmant Agency 0207 972 1999