Contacts for refugees

African Swahili Community Project in the UK (ASCOP-Undugu)

Address
1b Waterlow Road London N19 5NJ
Email
Send an enquiry
Phone
020 7281 1859
Fax
020 7281 9164
Details

Offers advice, counselling, information and support to asylum seekers, refugees and migrants particularly in the fields of immigration, welfare rights, housing, health (HIV/AIDS, mental health, tropical diseases), education, training and employment. Swahili mother tongue classes for children aged 7-14. Outings for children and people from the community.

Open
Office hours Mon-Fri 10am-5pm.
Location
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Arhag Housing Association

Address
Unit B, Ground Floor Mary Brancker House 54-74 Holmes Road London NW5 3AQ
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.arhag.co.uk/
Phone
020 7424 7370
Fax
020 7267 6200
Details
Provides housing and support for refugees and migrants and others in housing need.
Open
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.
Location
View location map for NW5 3AQ
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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Asylum Help

Website
asylumhelpuk.org/
Phone
0808 8000 630 (English language. Other languages on different numbers)
Details

Provides free independent advice and guidance to asylum seekers across the UK. (The details shown here were taken from the organisation's website).

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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Asylum Support

Website
https://www.gov.uk/asylum-support
Phone
0845 602 1739 (UKBA helpline)
Details

Asylum Support provides accommodation and financial help for asylum seekers whilst their claim is being considered by the UK Border Agency. Deals with enquiries relating to support and discontinuation of support or sudden interruptions in the regularity or the level of asylum support. (The details shown here were taken from the organisation's website.)

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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Black Womens Rape Action Project

Address
25 Wolsey Road London NW5 2DX
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.womenagainstrape.net
Phone
020 7482 2496
Fax
020 7267 7297
Details
Self-help support services including counselling, to Black and immigrant women and other women of colour who are survivors of domestic violence, racist sexual assault and asylum seekers fleeing rape and other persecution.
Location
View location map for NW5 2DX
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Information taken from Cindex local information database

British Red Cross London Refugee and International Tracing Services

Address
5 Aztec Row, Berners Road London N1 0PW
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.redcross.org.uk
Phone
020 7704 5670 (Refugee Support Team), 020 7704 5686 (International Tracing and Messaging Service)
Fax
020 7704 5671 (Refugee Support Team); 020 7704 5699 (International Tracing and Messaging Service)
Details
Refugee Support Team helps asylum seekers and refugees. International tracing service for people who have lost touch with relatives due to war, refugee status etc.
Open
Refugee Support Team: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri; by appointment only. International Tracing and Messaging Service: Mon-Fri; by appointment.
Location
View location map for N1 0PW
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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Camden Community Law Centre

Address
2 Prince of Wales Road London NW5 3LQ
Website
www.cclc.org.uk
Phone
020 7284 6510
Fax
020 7267 6218
Details
Specialist legal advice and representation in priority areas of housing, immigration and nationality, employment, welfare rights and debt. (Update from website Sep 2014)
Open
Mon-Thu 10am-4pm.
Location
View location map for NW5 3LQ
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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Camden Refugee Aid

Website
https://twitter.com/CamdnRefugeeAid
Details

Camden-based volunteer-led group aiming to help refugees through donations, finding homes and campaigning. (The details shown here were taken from the organisation's website).

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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Camden Somali Cultural Centre

Address
Kingsgate Community Centre 107 Kingsgate Road London NW6 2JH
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
https://www.facebook.com/Camden-Somali-Cultural-Centre-486531294736746/
Phone
020 7372 6101
Fax
020 7625 3587
Details

Provides advice and advocacy; supplementary classes for Somali children of primary and secondary school age; health sessions for women; mother and toddler groups. Promotes healthy living workshops and taster sessions. Personalisation and social care support, translation service and consultancy or brokerage for organisations wanting to work with the community for the benefit of the community. Innovative projects to engage Somalis with the wider community and mainstream services. Alternative email address: cscc@hotmail.co.uk.

Open
Centre hours: Mon-Wed 10am-5pm, Thu-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-1pm.
Location
View location map for NW6 2JH
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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Children And Families Across Borders

Website
www.cfab.org.uk/contact-cfab/
Phone
020 7735 8941 (Mon-Fri 9.30am-4.30pm)
Details

Inter-country casework services for social workers and others - information, reports, mobilising social work help abroad. Tracing relatives abroad. Repatriation of settled immigrants wishing to return (Section 58, Immigration, Nationality and Asylum Act 2002). The details shown here were taken from the organisation's website.

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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Chinese Information and Advice Centre

Address
Basement London W1D 5PB
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.ciac.co.uk
Phone
0300 2011868
Details

Free legal advice and representation on immigration and nationality law, support for women victim of domestic violence, advice and support to refugees and asylum seekers.

Open
Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm
Location
View location map for WC2H 0NE
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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Citizens Advice Camden Kentish Town

Address
2 Prince of Wales Road London NW5 3LQ
Website
www.camdencabservice.org.uk/
Phone
0300 330 1157 (local rate for landlines and mobiles)
Fax
020 7485 5150
Details

Free, impartial advice on a wide range of problems, particularly welfare rights. Legal advice in some areas.

Open
Reception and appointments: Mon and Fri 10am-1pm,
Location
View location map for NW5 3LQ
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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Community Centre for Refugees From Vietnam Laos and Cambodia

Address
151 Whiston Road London E2 8BN
Email
Send an enquiry
Phone
020 7739 3650
Fax
020 7739 3650
Details
Local Hackney group of Vietnamese residents but London-wide client group for Laotian and Cambodian people. Advice and information services, Community Health Project, luncheon club, English and mother tongue classes, dance, sport, library, women's services, education, training, keep fit classes, kung fu, hall for hire and relaxation garden.
Location
View location map for E2 8BN
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Information taken from Cindex local information database

East European Resource Centre

Address
Room 18, Palingswick House 238-246, King Street London W6 0RF
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.eeac.org.uk/
Phone
020 8741 1288
Fax
020 8741 8388
Details

Provides information and advice to people from Eastern Europe living and working in Greater London with matters concerning welfare rights, housing, immigration, debt, education, employment and health.

Open
Mon-Fri 9am-4.30pm.
Location
View location map for W6 9LP
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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Ethiopian Community in Britain

Address
2a Lithos Road London NW3 6EF
Email
Send an enquiry
Phone
020 7794 4265
Fax
020 7794 4116
Details

Provides information, advice, advocacy and referral services on housing, benefits, health, education, training and employment opportunities. Also provides basic support, holds outreach, and leisure activities for older people. Social club service Ethiopian National dish and Hall hire services to the public.

Open
Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm.
Location
View location map for NW3 6EF
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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Federation of Iraqi Refugees

Address
Peel Centre Percy Circus London WC1X 9EY
Email
Send an enquiry
Phone
020 7833 9414
Fax
020 7833 9414 (by arrangement)
Details
Registered charity, based in Kings Cross. Aims to improve the quality of life of Iraqi and Kurdish asylum seekers and refugees and to promote dialogue and communication with service providers and statutory bodies.
Open
Mon-Tue, Fri 12 noon-6pm.
Location
View location map for WC1X 9EY
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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Freedom From Torture Hampstead and Highgate Supporters Group

Address
Millflower Cottage 1a Canons Close Radlett WD7 7ER
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
https://www.freedomfromtorture.org/get-involved/volunteering/local-groups/north_london
Phone
01923 854334
Details

Organise local fundraising events in support of the charity Freedom from Torture, which offers medical consultation, examination and forensic documentation of injuries, psychological treatment and support, and practical help to victims of torture.

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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Holy Cross Centre

Address
Holy Cross Church Cromer Street London WC1H 8JU
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.hcct.org.uk
Phone
020 7278 8687
Fax
020 7713 5818
Details

Drop-in sessions for vulnerable people. This is a dry centre; people who have had a drink or taken illicit drugs on the day will not be admitted. UK Online computer training sessions for people with mental health or ongoing health needs. Time-banking.

Open
Open Access sessions: Mon 2pm-5pm; Tue 6pm-9pm. Mental health sessions - Wed 6pm-9pm; Sun 4pm-7pm (assessment needed for mental health sessions).
Location
View location map for WC1H 8JU
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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Holy Cross Centre Trust

Address
71 Tonbridge Street London WC1H 9DZ
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.hcct.org.uk
Phone
020 7278 4437
Fax
020 7713 5818
Details

Works to support mental health recovery and to promote the active participation of homeless people, refugees and asylum seekers within the wider community. Works to counteract the effects of stigma, isolation and poverty, offering people respect and the opportunity to be treated as an individual. Projects include St Pancras Refugee Centre, Holy Cross Centre, and Flexicare.

Open
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm.
Location
View location map for WC1H 9DZ
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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Manor Gardens Centre Health Advocacy Service

Address
Manor Gardens Centre 6-9, Manor Gardens London N7 6LA
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.manorgardenscentre.org/health-advocacy/
Phone
020 7272 5336
Fax
020 7263 9660
Details

A health and wellbeing charity that helps people change their lives, share their stories and influence the world. We promote physical and mental wellbeing for the most deprived and vulnerable people in North London through our services.  These services include the Health Advocacy Service which empowers refugee and migrant communities to overcome the health inequalities they face and improve their wellbeing by tackling language and cultural barriers, harmful traditional practices, poverty, unemployment and social exclusion. Our current activities include:

Community interpreting (including within Primary Health Care in the London Borough of Camden)

Bilingual Advocacy and Support (including within Primary Health Care in the London Borough of Camden)

Community health workshops

Volunteering opportunities and support for refugee and migrant individuals

Bright Beginnings Project (bilingual individual and group support for pregnant women or those with a baby under 1)

Community research projects

A range of activities to tackle FGM (female genital mutilation) and support women affected by FGM, including community workshops, individual support and advocacy, training for professionals, a pan-London FGM Forum, an Islington Steering Group and the Newham FGM Prevention Service.

The Dahlia Project - therapeutic support groups for women affected by FGM.

Open
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.
Location
View location map for N7 6LA
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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Minster Centre

Address
20 Lonsdale Road London NW6 6RD
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.minstercentre.org.uk
Phone
020 7644 6240 (Reception)
Fax
020 7644 6241
Details
Referral service for members of the public seeking psychotherapy and counselling, including low cost services. Mapesbury Clinic provides multicultural counselling for people in exile. The Families Without Fear project (no crisis service; phone for an appointment) provides therapeutic and educational services for people affected by domestic violence. Professional training for psychotherapists and counsellors, qualifications to Diploma and Masters.
Open
Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm.
Location
View location map for NW6 6RD
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Information taken from Cindex local information database

One Housing Group One Support

Address
100 Chalk Farm Road London NW1 8EH
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.onehousinggroup.co.uk/one-support
Phone
0300 123 9966, 020 8821 5100 (business line)
Fax
020 7354 5469
Details

The supported housing, care and support arm of One Housing Group. Accommodation in flats and hostels for people in housing need including single homeless people with support needs, teenage parents, older people, care leavers, offenders or those at risk of offending, refugees and those with mental health and drug or alcohol problems.

Location
View location map for NW1 8EH
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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Pan African Housing Co-op

Address
49 St Pancras Way London NW1 0DQ
Email
Send an enquiry
Phone
020 7388 0759
Fax
020 7388 1301
Details

Provides permanent accommodation for refugees from Africa and other parts of the developing world who believe in self-help. Also provides resettlement support and immigration advice. Access only via local authority homeless persons' unit registrations.

Location
View location map for NW1 0DQ
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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Refugee Council

Website
www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/
Phone
020 7346 6700
Details

Provides free advice and information to asylum seekers and refugees in the UK. (The details shown here were taken from the organisation's website.)

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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Refugee Therapy Centre

Website
www.refugeetherapy.org.uk/
Phone
020 7561 1587
Details

Main psychotherapy and counselling services not usually available to Camden residents because of funding restrictions, but may be possible with a referral from GP. Basic information and advice is available to all. Based in Islington. (The details shown here are taken from the organisation's website).

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Information taken from Cindex local information database

SPARC@The Hub

Address
8 Fairhazel Gardens London NW6 3SG
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.hcct.org.uk
Phone
020 7278 4437
Details

SPaRC is now based in Swiss Cottage but reaches out to many other parts of the surrounding area. SPaRC is an open and welcoming space for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants to meet and socialise. We run activities and such art, music therapy and walking groups for you to get involved in. But if you just want to sit and have a chat than that’s fine too. We offer a free hot meal to everyone. We can also give you some help with contacting services such as GPs, energy companies or the Job Centre if you struggling with communicating with them.

Open
Tuesdays and Thursdays 11am-2pm
Location
View location map for NW6 3SG
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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Sahil Housing Association for the Somali Community

Address
3c Leroy House 436 Essex Road London N1 3QP
Email
Send an enquiry
Phone
020 7226 4494
Fax
020 7288 8781
Details
Work in partnership with the Community Housing Group to manage social housing for the Somali community in London. Provide advice on housing and housing related problems for the Somali community and other refugees, including Ethiopian, Eritrean, Sudanese, Congolese and Iraqis.
Open
9.30am-5pm.
Location
View location map for N1 3QP
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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Sante Refugee Mental Health Access Project

Address
12 Salcombe Lodge Lissenden Gardens London NW5 1LZ
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.santeproject.org.uk
Phone
020 7482 2903
Details
Service for refugees, asylum seekers and carers, especially those with mental health difficulties. Social work student unit service available. Supervised by qualified social worker.
Open
Bi-monthly Management Committee meets on weekday evenings.
Location
View location map for NW5 1JY
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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Shalvata

Address
Parson Street (Corner of Church Road) London NW4 1QA
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.jewishcare.org
Phone
020 8203 9033
Fax
020 8201 5534
Details
Counselling and social work service for refugees and survivors of the Nazi holocaust. Training and consultancy services offered to professionals working with the long term effect of trauma. In addition, running alongside Shalvata, is the Holocaust Survivors Centre offering a therapeutic service and social activities.
Open
Mon-Thu 9am-5.30pm, Fri 9am-5pm. Early closing on Fridays in Winter.
Location
View location map for NW4 1QA
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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Somali Community Development Trust

Address
62A St. Pauls Crescent London NW1 9XZ
Email
Send an enquiry
Phone
020 3489 4404
Details

The trust offers three days per week open door advice session giving advice and information on welfare benefits, housing and utility. Somali Link Worker works with parents, schools and community groups to address issues facing school pupils in several schools including: Regents High School and Parliament School. Volunteer advice and advocacy for Somali refugees and asylum seekers in their mother tongue including interpreting and translation: contact Mr M. Hassan.

Open
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9.30am-2.30pm, Closed for lunch time 12.30-1.30pm.
Location
View location map for NW1 9XZ
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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Somali Education and Development Agency

Address
90 Cromer Street London WC1H 8DD
Email
Send an enquiry
Phone
020 7812 1445
Fax
020 7812 1445
Details
Employment and training information advice and guidance, job brokerage support, job search support, supplementary school for children from the age of 5-18. Parenting courses (strengthening families and strengthening Communities parenting programme), ESOL Courses up to level 3, SIA security courses, forklift courses and many other skills courses.
Open
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.
Location
View location map for WC1H 8DD
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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Somali Elderly and Disabled Centre

Address
62 St Pauls Crescent London NW1 9XZ
Email
Send an enquiry
Phone
020 7482 6899
Details

Project Worker - Mohamoud Gore. Offer advice and support to elderly and disabled refugees from Somalia. Befriending, interpreting/translating, and a lunch club, providing health food and socialising. Also accompany people on visits to hospital GP, CAB etc. Have a health project to work with local health providers to develop services which are appropriate, culturally sensitive and meet the needs of the community. Offer women only and men only sessions, activities programme.

Location
View location map for NW1 1QH
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Information taken from Cindex local information database

St Mungos

Address
2nd Floor Griffin House 161 Hammersmith Road London W6 8BS
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.mungos.org
Phone
020 8762 5500
Fax
020 8762 5501
Details
Provides accommodation, support and homelessness prevention services for homeless and vulnerable people. Projects in Camden include 4 hostels providing 173 bedspaces; 8 complex needs projects for people in specialised areas providing 97 bedspaces (for alcohol, the elderly and mental health); 7 semi-independent housing projects also offer support for alcohol, mental health needs, women and asylum seekers providing 30 bedspaces.
Location
View location map for W6 8BS
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Information taken from Cindex local information database

St Pancras Refugee Centre

Address
The Crypt Holy Cross Church Cromer Street London WC1H 8JU
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.hcct.org.uk
Phone
020 7278 4437
Fax
020 7278 8567
Details

Social drop-in with meal served. Art and other activities. Internet access available. Specialist advice and support to refugees and asylum seekers only: Benefits advice; referral to legal services for immigration, NASS (National Asylum Support Service) support and housing support services. Victims of race/faith hate crime can be reported on this number and the staff will pass the information to the police.

Open
Drop-in Wed and Fri 12 noon-3pm. Mon-Tue, Thu 10am-1pm by appointment only.
Location
View location map for WC1H 8JU
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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Traumatic Stress Clinic

Address
73 Charlotte Street London W1T 4PL
Website
www.candi.nhs.uk
Phone
020 7530 3666
Fax
020 7530 3677
Details
Referral centre for adults with traumatic stress reactions - survivors of assault, injury, disaster, sexual attack, torture and state violence, traumatic bereavement, and veterans.
Open
Mon-Thu 9am-5pm, Fri 9am-4pm.
Location
View location map for W1T 4PL
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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Uganda Community Relief Association

Address
Selby Centre Selby Road London N17 8JL
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.ucra.org.uk
Phone
020 8808 6221
Fax
020 8880 3988
Details
Provides information, advice, support, advocacy, counselling, translation, English language lessons, business start-up, NVQ management courses for BME women only. Various courses including community leadership, digital media, IT for users, ESOL and research. Immigration casework (OISC registered).
Location
View location map for N17 8JL
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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Winvisible (Women With Visible and Invisible Disabilities)

Address
Crossroads Womens Centre 25 Wolsey Mews London NW5 2DX
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.winvisible.org/
Phone
020 7482 2496
Fax
020 7209 4761
Details
Grass-roots multi-racial group for women with disabilities of all ages, situations and backgrounds. Self help information and support, including support by and for refugees and asylum seeking women with disabilities or long term ill health. Also support and information for independent living and against discrimination. Volunteers welcome. Active against homecare charges and rationing, against violence against women with disabilities, for benefit rights and employment rights, asylum and disability, transport and many other issues. Take part in the Global Women's Strike on March 8th, International Women's Day, and solidarity action with women gas survivors in Bhopal, India. Member of the Campaign Against Care Charges in Camden (CACC)
Open
Appointments by arrangement.
Location
View location map for NW5 2DX
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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Women Against Rape

Address
25 Wolsey Mews London NW5 2DX
Email
Send an enquiry
Website
www.womenagainstrape.net
Phone
020 7482 2496
Fax
020 7267 7297
Details
Offers support, legal advocacy and information to women and girls who have been raped or sexually assaulted. Supports survivors when they report to the police, seek protection from further attacks, prepare for court, apply for compensation, or seek asylum. A volunteer Asylum Project provides self-help and referrals for rape survivors claiming asylum, and guidance to other groups. Campaigns for justice, protection and compensation against all sexual violence including racist sexual assault and the abuse of power and authority, and for recognition of rape as persecution and torture, and therefore grounds for asylum.
Open
Centre hours Tue 2pm-4pm, Wed 2pm-7pm, and Thu 2pm-4pm.
Location
View location map for NW5 2DX
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Information taken from Cindex local information database

Zimbabwe Community Association

Address
Priory House Kingsgate Place London NW6 4TA
Email
Send an enquiry
Phone
07809 157111
Details

Engages Diaspora Zimbabweans on policy and development issues through consultations, events and advocacy activities.

Open
By appointment.
Location
View location map for NW1 2PY
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Information taken from Cindex local information database
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