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We operate as a women only Centre. An important part of our work includes crisis intervention, support and advice to domestic violence survivors. It is important that our service users feel safe and welcome at our Centre. Due to the nature of the work we do, our staff and users have an increased risk of harm. The Asian Women’s Resource Centre has emergency security measures in place to ensure the personal safety of our users and staff is addressed at all times. This includes panic alarms that are directly connected to the police.



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.

 

Services are provided in the following community languages : Gujarati, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Tamil and English.  
Call 020 8961 6549/ 5701 or Contact Us.

Our partners

  • John Lyon's Charity
  • Brent Council
  • London Councils
  • National Lottery
  • OISC
  • Investor in People
  • Advice Quality Standard

Contact us

AWRC
108 Craven Park
Harlesden
London
NW10 8QE

T: 020 8961 6549/ 5701