Are you a woman looking for help and support?

Our member organisations offer a range of specialist services and are there to help you.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please email us at [email protected] or call us on 020 7697 3450 and we will do our best to point you in the right direction.


Advice, Counselling & Helplines

Legal advice

Deaf & Disabled women

Housing & Homelessness

Health


Advice, Counselling & Helplines


Ashiana Network

Specialist refuge, advice, support and counselling services for black and minority ethnic women and girls (14+) affected by domestic violence, sexual violence, forced marriage, honour based violence, female genital mutilation and women who have no recourse to public funds.

Phone: 0208 539 0427

Email: [email protected]

www.ashiana.org.uk


Asian Women's Resource Centre

Support services to Black, Minority Ethnic (BME) women and children who have experienced or are at risk of abuse across London. The Centre provides free advice & information, advocacy, outreach, support groups and training/workshops for women and training to frontline practitioners on VAWG.

Phone: 020 8961 6549 / 5701

Email: [email protected]

https://www.asianwomencentre.org.uk/


EACH Counselling & Support

Counselling and support to help people affected by drugs and alcohol, mental health issues and violence and abuse, to remain safe, sustain positive change and lead meaningful lives.

Telephone : 020 8577 6059
Email: [email protected]
www.eachcounselling.org.uk


FORWARD

African women-led organisation working to end violence against women and girls. They are a campaign and support charity tackling all forms of abuse and discrimination, from female genital mutilation and child marriage to domestic and sexual violence

FGM Support Line: 0208 960 4000, extension 1 // 07834 168 141

Email: [email protected]

General Enquiries: 0208 960 4000

Email: [email protected]

http://www.forwarduk.org.uk/


IKWRO

KWRO’s mission is to protect Middle Eastern and Afghan women and girls who are at risk of  ‘honour’ based violence, forced marriage, child marriage, female genital mutilation and domestic violence and to promote their rights. They provide services including advocacy and counselling.

Phone:  0207 920 6460 (9:30am and 5:30pm, Monday to Friday)

In emergencies only: 07846 275 246 (Arabic/ Kurdish) and 07846 310 157 (Farsi/ Dari/ Turkish).

http://ikwro.org.uk/


IMECE

Aims to empower Black, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BMER) women, particularly Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriot women and improve the quality of their lives. They deliver holistic support services and counselling to survivors of VAWG.

Advice & Info Line: 0207 354 1359

Email: [email protected]

www.imece.org.uk


Jewish Women's Aid

Supporting Jewish women and children affected by domestic abuse & sexual violence. They provide immediate practical and emotional support, counselling, children’s therapy and support groups.

Domestic abuse helpline: 0808 801 0500
Sexual violence support line: 0808 801 0656
www.jwa.org.uk


Latin American Women's Aid

Runs the only two refuges in Europe by and for Latin American women and children fleeing gender-based violence. We also offer holistic and intersectional services, providing everything a BME woman needs to recover from abuse and live empowered lives.

Phone: 020 7275 0321

Email: [email protected]

http://lawadv.org.uk/en/


Latin American Women's Rights Service (LAWRS)

Support the immediate and long term needs of Latin American women migrants in the UK through specialist advice, advocacy, information and counselling services in a personalised, confidential and impartial manner. All our services are free, held in Spanish and Portuguese and in women-only settings.

Phone: 020 7336 0888 / +44 084 4264 0682

www.lawrs.org.uk 


London Black Women's Project

London Black Women's Project (LBWP)

Specialist and dedicated BME woman only organisation committed to securing the highest level of quality services provision towards protecting, promoting and developing the rights and resources of women and children from BME communities.

Phone: 0208 472 0528

Email: [email protected]

www.lbwp.online


Midaye

Community organisation focused on supporting ethnic minority communities in West London. They provide targeted, multi-lingual services that respond to abuses, improve the quality of education, the economic status, and the health and well-being of people within minority ethnic communities in London.

Phone: 0208 969 7456

Email: [email protected] 

http://midaye.org.uk/


Nia

A London based organisation working with women and children who experience sexual violence. They provide specialist accommodation, rape crisis, domestic and sexual violence advocacy and support for women exiting prostitution.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 020 7683 1270

www.niaendingviolence.org.uk


Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre

Rape Crisis Centre for all South London Boroughs.

Helpline: 0808 802 9999

Office Number: 0208 683 3311

Email: [email protected]

www.rasasc.org.uk


Refuge

Specialist services include refuges, independent advocacy, community outreach projects, culturally specific services and the 24 hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline.

Freephone 24 hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Email: [email protected]

www.refuge.org.uk

www.facebook.com/RefugeCharity


Solace Women’s Aid

Free advice and support to women and children in London to build safe and strong lives.

Advice helpline: 0808 80205565 (Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm)

Email: [email protected]

Rape Crisis helpline: 0808 801 0305 (Monday & Friday 10am – 2pm, Tuesday 10am – 1pm, 6pm – 8pm, Wednesday & Thursday 1pm – 5pm)

Email: [email protected]

General enquiries: 0207 619 1350

Email: [email protected]

www.solacewomensaid.org 


Southall Black Sisters

A group of black and minority women that aim to highlight and challenge all forms of gender-related violence against women and empower them to gain more control over their lives. They offer specialist advice, information, casework, advocacy, counselling and self-help support services in several community languages, especially South Asian languages

General enquiries: 0208 571 9595 (Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm)

Helpline: 0208 571 0800 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30am – 4:30pm)

https://southallblacksisters.org.uk/


Woman’s Trust

Specialist mental health charity, providing free counselling and therapy for women who have experienced domestic abuse.

Phone: 020 7034 0303

Email: [email protected]

www.womanstrust.org.uk


Women & Girls Network

Free, women-only service that supports women in London who have experienced violence, or are at risk of violence. They offer counselling, advocacy and advice for women and girls who have experienced gendered violence.

Advice line: 0808 801 0660 (Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm, Wednesday 6-9pm)

Sexual violence line: 0808 801 0770 (Monday- Friday 10.00-12.30 14.30-16.00, and Wednesday 18.00-21.00)

www.wgn.org.uk


Women’s Aid

Provide life-saving services and build a future where domestic violence is not tolerated.  They empower survivors by keeping their voices at the heart of their work.

Phone: 0117 944 4411

Email: [email protected]

www.womensaid.org.uk


Legal Advice


Rights of Women

Provide women with the legal advice and information they need to understand and use the law and their legal rights. They also work to improve the law for women and increase women’s access to justice.

National family law line: 0207 251 6577 (Tues – Thurs 7pm – 9pm, Friday 12pm-2pm)

London family law line: 0207 608 1137 (Monday 11am – 1pm, Tuesday 2pm-4pm, Wednesday & Thursdays 10am-12pm, 2pm-4pm)

Criminal law line: 0207 251 8887 (Tuesdays 7pm-9pm)

EU settlement scheme advice line: 020 7118 0267 (Tuesdays 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm, Wednesdays 11am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm)

Immigration and asylum law line: 0207 490 7689 (Mondays 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm, Thursdays 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 5pm)

Professionals’ advice line: 020 7490 7689 (opening times here)

Sexual harassment at work line: 0207 490 0152 (Mondays 6pm – 8pm, Tuesdays 5pm – 7pm, Wednesdays 5pm- 6:30pm)

Email: [email protected]

www.rightsofwomen.org.uk


Deaf & Disabled Women


Sisters of Frida

An experimental collective of disabled women. We want a new way of sharing experiences, mutual support and relationships with different networks.They seek to build a/or different networks of disabled women.

Email: [email protected]

http://www.sisofrida.org/


Deaf Ethnic Women’s Association

Provides a range of support and empowers BME deaf women to have choice and control, be active and be successful in all aspects of their lives without compromising their identity.

Email: [email protected] 

http://dewa.org.uk/


Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS)

Assists individuals on issues relating to equality and human rights, across England, Scotland and Wales

Phone: 0808 800 0082

Textphone: 0808 800 0084

There is a webcam portal for BSL users via the Royal Association for Deaf people.

Opening hours:

Monday - Friday: 9am - 7pm

Saturday: 10am - 2pm

Closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays

http://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com/app/ask


Disability Law Service

Info, advice and assistance for those with disabilities and their carers; free fact sheets, legal advice, and legal representation.

Phone: 020 791 9800 

Email: [email protected]      

http://www.dls.org.uk/ 


Housing & Homelessness


Housing for Women

Accommodation and support for women in London who are experiencing homelessness and housing issues.

Phone: 020 7501 6120                       

Email: https://hfw.org.uk/about-us/contact-us/

https://hfw.org.uk/

 


Health


Maternity Action                  

Rights and entitlements, pregnancy, maternity leave, return to work;

Phone: 020 7253 2288

Email: [email protected]

www.maternityaction.org.uk/ 


My Body Back

Clinics especially for women and trans men who have experienced sexual violence, giving access to maternity care, cervical screening, STI checks, and coil fittings and removals.

London & Glasgow based

http://www.mybodybackproject.com/book-clinic-appointment/