The AWRC provides the following services for BMER women
Domestic violence and advocacy services: The AWRC offers safety planning, advice and information, advocacy and support services to Asian women who have experienced domestic abuse. Services are delivered through one to one advice, telephone support appointments which also include on the spot appointments for women approaching the AWRC in crisis and emergency situations. All our services are free, confidential and in five community languages: Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu.
We encourage self-referrals, however professionals and public services can also refer users to the Asian Women’s Resource Centre, using our referral forms.
Domestic violence support group
Group services are integral in empowering women to lead lives free from abuse. The domestic violence support group was set up as a direct result of women needing to share their experiences with one another within a safe environment. The group aims to develop women’s self- confidence and self-esteem in order to meet life’s challenges. It also provides an opportunity for women to meet other women in similar situations. The support group is currently held every Wednesday 11.30-1.00pm at the Asian Women’s Resource Centre and is facilitated by the domestic violence case officer.
Advice, Information and advocacy services
The AWRC offers quality advice and information service to all women those who need. This service is to reduce poverty in BMER vulnerable group by delivering positive outcomes. Our trained staffs are dedicated to provide linguistically /cultural appropriate generalist advice services through appointments, drop-ins, outreach, and telephone and e- mail pan London on welfare benefits, housing, debt immigration.
Women’s drop in sessions
These are weekly networking and information sessions/workshops provided for women on areas of concern, sessions have included health, careers advice, employment advice, creative arts projects and Yoga. In addition we offer a Luncheon club, where the provision of a hot Asian meal is provided to women prepared by volunteers.
We are a quality mark organisation and have an exemption from the OISC commissioner.