Sunday, 19 April 2015

A Small Slice Of England

While looking something up for another post I came across a link of a list of Multicultural Organizations in one single London Borough, Kingston upon Thames. According to Wikipedia Kingston Upon Thames is 63% White British, the total population is 160,000.  It is also known for the coronation of ancient English Kings such as Athelstan and Ethelred The Unready. What in God's name would Ethelred have made of this obvious attempt to genocide his people we can only guess at:

'' From 991 onwards, Æthelred paid tribute, or Danegeld, to the Danish king. In 1002, Æthelred ordered a massacre of Danish settlers.''

 If Third World people need this amount of support to be able to live in one of the most affluent areas on earth then they obviously are not here for any other reason than to replace the natives, regardless of their undying love of the NHS and ''The Economy''.

African and Caribbean Relatives and Residents Association Elders
Information and support for African Caribbean elders on sheltered housing,
residential and nursing care. Advice for families, carers and professionals. Support
for realities groups in Lambeth, Manchester and Birmingham. Publish a directory
of sheltered housing and residential care for African Caribbean elders and good
practice guides on food, leisure resources and relatives involvement in homes.
5 Tavistock Place
London WC1H 9SN
Tel: 020 7692 4305
Fax: 020 7916 0515

African and Caribbean Voices Association
Reminiscence activities provided for and with elders from Africa (including Uganda,
Nigeria, Sierra Leone) and the Caribbean (includind Dominica, Jamaica, St Kitts, St
Lucia). Training in public speaking and presentation, story telling and writing and
internet training. Organise outings and reminiscence events at a range of venues
and community centres.
Unit 3 Durning Hall
Earlham Grove
Newhamondon E7 9AB
Tel: 020 8536 3822

African Community Involvement Association
Provides information and support for people and families who are infected by HIV/
AIDS, covering all areas affecting African people across the board within the borough
of Kingston, at the Welcare Centre, every first Wednesday of each month and across
other boroughs in South London.
Justin Plaza 3
Viceroy Suite 1
341 London Road
Surrey CR4 4BE
Tel: 020 8687 2400/0208 640 9479
Fax: 020 8646 4363

African Families Support Services
Established to address issues relating to poverty, sickness, education, guidance,
social exclusion, support and advice on social and health issues to African
communities living in London, particularly refugees, asylum seekers, youth and those
affected by HIV / Aids.
Flat Afss, Chichester House
145a London Road
Surrey KT2 6NH
Tel: 020 8974 9993
Fax: 020 8547 3139

Association for Sierra Leonean Refugees (ASLER)
Advice, advocacy, counselling and practical help for refugees, asylum seekers and
migrants from Sierra Leone. Advice on benefits, housing, immigration and health.
Interpreting and translation. Befriending and home support for older people and
their carers. Evening classes for disadvantaged African children and counselling
Unit B01
Macbean Centre
Macbean Street
London SE18 6LW
Tel: 020 8855 4681
East African Women’s Organisation
59 School Lane
Surrey KT6 7QH
Tel: 020 8288 9135

Ghana Union London
Umbrella organisation for 50 affiliated Ghanaian groups. Information and advice for
the African communities on benefits, employment, housing, immigration, education,
health and care services. Day services (at Ampthill Square TA Hall, Camden) for
elderly and disabled people with games, music and social activities. Supplementary
school for children.
431 Caledonian Road
London N7 9BG
Tel : 020 700 3225
Email :

Ilawe-Ekiti Assocation UK (Nigerian State)
Social and advisory group for the Ilawe-Ekiti community in the UK. Advice on
benefits, housing rights, Health, mental health, emotional and family problems.
Limited home visiting, support and transport to appointments for older or frail
members of the community. Social events, outings and an annual holiday.
152 Brooke Road
London N16 7RR
Tel : 020 8806 4097
Fax : 020 8806 4087

Kingston, Richmond and Surrey African Positive Outlook
Provides information and community support services to people of African descent
who are affected / infected by HIV / AIDS and living within Kingston, Richmond and
Room 14
United Reform Church
Eden Street
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 1HZ
Tel: 020 8 546 1671 – Helen/Margaret

Oromo Community in the UK (Ethiopian)
Advice for asylum seekers and refugees. Cultural and educational activities, Mother
tongue classes. Escort people to appointments. Translation and interpreting
for other agencies and members. Advice on benefits, health, housing rights,
immigration and nationality. Bereavement support. Day trips and outreach services,
home visits.
1st Floor
11 Goodwin street
Finsbury Park
London N4 3HQ
Tel: 020 7263 5030
Fax: 020 7281 8020
Email: ocuk@oromia/

Sierra Leone Women’s Forum UK
Support for women, families, refugees and asylum seekers from Sierra Leone.
Advice, information and help contacting other agencies. Interpreting. Drop-in
and social activities. Basic literacy and computer literacy skills with older women,
home visits and outreach work. Research on the needs of elderly Sierra Leoneans.
Seminars on health, mental health and youth issues.
The Crypt
St Mary Magdalene Church
Holloway Road
London N7 8LT
Tel: 020 7700 0540
Fax: 020 7286 5290

Supporting African Youth Development
Supporting African Youth Development provide leisure and educational activities
for young people from Black and minority ethnic communities within Kingston and
surrounding areas.
116 Tolworth Rise South
Surrey KT5 9NJ18

Merton African-Caribbean Organisation
A centre for the African-Caribbean community. Advice is provided on welfare, legal
rights, health and housing. Offers fitness and craft activities as well as a community
visiting scheme for the elderly, isolated and disabled members. Lunch and day club
also provided for older people of Merton.
The Vestry Hall
London Road
Surrey CR4 3UD
Tel: 020 8648 9889.

Merton Somali Community
Provision of services for refugee and asylum seekers in Merton. Offers advice and
information on benefits, health, housing, education, immigration and employment.
Home visits, social and cultural events also provided for older Somali people. Mother
of tongue classes for 5-13 yrs.
The Vestry Hall
336 London Road
Surrey CR4 3ND
Tel: 020 8648 3862 (for an appointment)

Somali Carers Project and Lunch Club
Services for Somali people in need of care, including the elderly. Domiciliary care
includes personal, domestic and social care. Escorts for medical appointments and
day centres. Games and social activitiese.
Suite B, 2nd Floor
Thames House
3 Wellington Street
London SE18 6NZ
Tel: 020 8854 8665
Fax: 020 8317 1700
Website: www.somalicarersproject.com19

Somali Caring and Education Association
Provides advice and information for Somali refugees and asylum seekers. Help
with housing, benefits, education and training, employment, finding accommodation,
health and racial harassment. Drop-in for 50+ elders. Hot lunch, advice on health
and fitness classes. Translation and interpreting service.
Room B009
241 King Street
London W6 9LP
Tel: 020 8563 0320
Fax: 020 8563 0320

Somali refugee Action Group – Carers and Special Needs Project
Carers and Special Needs Project provides personal care for frail elderly and
disabled people from the Somali, Arabic and Swahili speaking communities. Somali
group provides advice on benefits, health immigration, employment and training etc.
Weekly women’s group. Interpreting project, accompanies people to appointments.
Units B05, Building B
McBean Centre
McBean Street
London SE18 6LW
Tel: 020 8317 3447
Fax: 020 8855 0683

Al-Zaitoona Arabic School
Provides tuition for children who wish to learn Arabic as a second language.
Open to all ages from 3-17 years and adult classes from 18 years.
c/o Robin Hood Primary School, Bowness Crescent
Kingston Vale
Surrey SW15 3QL
Tel: 07760 465 890 and 079099 72412

Centre for Armenian Information and Advice
Advice and information for the Armenian community, including refugees and asylum
seekers. Cover housing, homelessness, benefits, employment, immigration and
nationality, training and education. Health advocacy and outreach. Cultural and
social activities. Older people’s club and translation service.
105a Mill Hill Road
London W3 8JF
Tel: 020 8992 4621

Fatima Community Centre
A centre for the Bangladeshi community and other local groups. Advice and referrals
are provided on benefits, health and leisure.
Commonwealth Avenue
London W12 7QR
Tel: 020 8740 0477

Bahäiś of Kingston
Established to support many organisations by incorporating with the advocacy of
most multi-cultural events. Work to promote equality in different races and religions.
Bahäiś Faith is an independent religion that embraces all major relgions revealed by
God, e.g. Judism, Christianity, Zoroastrian, Hindu, Islam, Buddhist, Babi and Bahai.
6, The Mall
Surrey KT6 4FQ
Tel: 020 8390 4886

The Buddhapadipa Thai Temple
The Buddhapadipa Thai Temple was the first Buddhist temple in the UK; established
by the London Buddhist Temple Foundation with the objective of creating a centre for
the dissemination of theoretical and practical Buddhist teachings in Europe. Has a
Sunday School where families with children are most welcome, to come to learn Thai
language, Buddhism and Thai culture. We teach meditation four times a week. We
hold residential retreats. We teach Buddhism. We can visit schools or organisations
to give talks. Public are wellcome to visit from 9.00am to 6.00pm.
The Buddhapadipa Temple
14 Calonne Road, Wimbledon Parkside
London SW19 5HJ
Tel: 020 8946 1357
Fax: 020 8944 5788

Dorjechang Buddhist Centre
Dorjechang Buddhist Centre offers a range of meditation classes and day courses.
The sessions are open to everyone, beginners and experienced meditators alike,
regardless of background or belief.
62, Graham Road
SW19 3SS
Tel: 020 8540 0049
Website: 23

West Indian Ex-Servicemen and Women’s Association UK
Advice and support for West Indian ex-servicemen and women and their
dependents. Information and advice on benefits, pensions, welfare rights, housing.
counselling services. Lunch club for elderly and disabled members of the
community, proving an opportunity to socialise. Transport is provided to and from the
161 – 167 Clapham Manor Street
London SW4 6DB
Tel: 020 7627 0702
Fax: 020 7498 0452

Chinese Community Association - South West London
Provides social, cultural, educational and sporting activities. Talks are given on a
range of topics as well as Mandarin classes for all.
The Vestry Hall
336 London Road
Mitcham, Merton
Surrey CR4 3UD

Chinese Community Centre
Advice, advocacy, social and recreational and educational activities for the Chinese
community. Project for elders providing advice on benefits, housing, council tax etc.
Educational workshops, English classes, health talks and check-ups, social and
recreational activities, outings. Information for the general public on issues relating to
the Chinese community.
2nd Floor
28-29 Gerrard Street
London W1D 6JP
Tel: 020 7439 3822
Fax: 020 7734 357224

Chinese National Healthy Living
Monitors health needs of the Chinese community. Co-ordinates interpreting services
for Chinese users of health services. Surgery for health information, advice and
primary health care. Runs the Cantonese and Mandarin Healthline and a disability
support scheme. Carers’ support centre provides drop-in respite care with advice,
activities, support groups and help with accessing services.
29-30 Soho Square
London W1V 5DH
Tel: 020 7287 0904
Fax: 020 7534 6545

Kingston Chinese Association
The Kingston Chinese Association (KCA) aims to meet the needs of its members and
supporters through the provision of regular Educational and social activities. KCA’s
objectives are to promote Chinese Arts and Culture across the Royal Borough of
Kingston and neighbouring boroughs, and encourage community cohesion. Regular
activities organised by KCA include Tai Chi classes, Mandarin language classes,
dance classes, Mah Jong lessons and weekly lunch clubs for the elderly.
Milaap Day Centre
Murray House
Acre Road
Kingston Upon Thames
Tel: 020 8541 0991 (Mr K C Choi) or 020 8399 1691 (Mrs Macille To)
Fax: 020 8541 0991
Email: or

Ming Tak Chinese School
An independent voluntary school that aims to provide Chinese language classes,
culture and education.
c/o Avenue Primary School
Avenue Road
Tel: 020 8224 9833 / 07714 818 747
Fax: 020 8224.9833
Email: /

Eritrean Community in the UK
Advice and information for the Eritrean community, including refugees and asylum
seekers. Covers benefits, immigration, housing, social services, training, family
issues and education. Counselling and support for women affected by trauma.
Support groups for women and older people. ESOL classes and a range of cultural
and social activities.
266-268 Holloway Road
London N7 6NE
Tel: 020 7700 7995
Fax: 020 7609 1539

Greek Cypriot
Theatro Technis Advisory Service
Centre for the Cypriot community offering a range of cultural and social activities,
including a multi-lingual and multi-cultural theatre. Advice covering housing, welfare
rights, legal issues. Advocacy, interpreting and translation services. Lunch club for
older Cypriots with entertainment.
26 Crowndale Road
London NW1 1TT
Tel: 020 7387 6617
Fax: 020 7388 7971
Website: www.theatrotechnis.com26

Kingston Upon Thames Gujarati School
Provided to teach Gujarati language and culture to anyone interested; main focus is
towards young children. Badminton and fitness classes also offered.
61 Surbiton Hill Park
Surrey KT5 8EH
Tel: 020 8399 2498 Mobile: 07956252294
Fax: 0208 390 8624

Sarvoday Hindu Association
Aims to promote Hindu culture and traditions to members and their families.
24 Oxford Crescent
New Malden
Surrey KT3 5QL
Shee Ghanapathy Temple
Offers a place of worship for the Hindu community plus socio-reglious and cultural
activties. (There is also a Sai Baba Mandir adjoining the temple.)
Shee Ghanapathy Temple
123-133 Effra Road
London SW19 8PU
Tel: 020 8547 011527

Iranian Association
Offers advice and information for the Iranian community, including refugees and
asylum seekers. (Advice is given on benefits, immigration, housing, education and
employment). Day centre for the elderly and disabled people is also offered at: 6,
The Vale, Acton, W3 7SB (020 8740 1123) Provision of training courses in IT and
basic literacy. Provision of Farsi classes
Palingswick House (Annexe)
241 Kings Street
London W6 9LP
Tel: 020 8748 6682
Fax: 020 8563 7549

Iranian Community Centre
Advice and information for the Iranian community. Advice on immigration, welfare
rights, housing, women’s issues, education, employment. Project for older people
providing advice, advocacy, interpreting and a support network. Health and outreach
266/268 Holloway Road
London N7 6NE
Tel: 020 7700 0341
Fax: 020 7700 324828

Iranian Community Group in Kingston
Members of the Iranian Community meet every Monday for social activities in
Meeting place every Monday:
The Cricket Pavilion
Canbury Gardens
Off Richmond Road, off Chestnut Road
Kingston upon Thames
Send to:
107 Kingston Hill
Kingston upon Thames
Tel: 020 8546 7724 or 07841 584 461

Iraqi Community Association
Offers advice and information for the Iraqi and Arab communities. Provision of
cultural, social activities and mother tongue classes. Home visits and practical help
services provided to elderly Iraqi people. (Topics of discussion include: benefits,
immigration, housing, education and employment).
Palingswick House (Annexe)
241 Kings Street
London W6 9LP
Tel: 020 8741 5491
Fax: 020 8748 9010
Website: www.iraqiassociation.org29

Kingston Iraqi Community Group
Activities for children and older people – conversation, tea and coffee, card games,
chess and dominoes. Activities for children and families – games, activities and
classes. Meeting on a Saturday afternoon.
Milaap Centre
Murray House
Acre Road
Kingston upon Thames
Tel: Khadija Elsekaifi 020 8241 6305

Kingston Ulster Society
The Society is affiliated to the Confederation of Ulster Societies but all are welcome
to join even if they have no links with Ulster. There are social activities including
a St.Patrick’s Day dinner, a Christmas lunch and coach outings as well as regular
Fax: 020 8661 1719

London Irish Centre
Community and welfare provision for newly arrived and homeless Irish. Advice on
benefits, housing, employment, education, access to services, pensions and getting
ID. Offers an elders day club, befriending scheme; resettlement scheme for young
people (16-24); alcohol counselling and assessment as well as cultural and social
activties. Elders Outreach worker, Kilburn, Camden, Islington.
50-52 Camden Square
Tel: 020 7916 2222
Fax: 020 7916 2638

London Irish Elders Forum
Provides support to Irish pensioners. Campaigns are made to raise the profile and
needs of older Irish within agencies in England and Ireland. Information and advice
offered; promotes the development of culturally sensitive welfare services to Irish
c/o The Irish Centre
50-52 Camden Square
Tel: 020 7485 7030 or 020 8671 9504

South London Irish Association
Offers social activities plus classes in Irish step dancing for beginners and improvers.
Anyone is welcome to attend.
South London Irish Association
140 Hartfield Road
London SW19 3TG
Tel: 020 8546 4251
Fax: 020 8543 0608

Union of Catholic Mothers
This international Catholic pastoral relief agency is an official charity of the Church,
directly dependant on the Holy See. It gives spiritual and material aid wherever the
Church is persecuted, oppressed, or in need.
1 Times Square
Surrey SMI ILF
Fax: 020 8661 6293
Email: acn@acnuk.org31

Association of Jewish Friendship Clubs
Umbrella organisation for about 60 affiliated friendship clubs. Clubs are volunteer
run and provide social and cultural activities for the 50+ age group. The groups aim
to reduce isolation and loneliness and support housebound frail elderly people by
arranging transport to the clubs. Activities vary from club to club but generally include
tea or lunches conforming to Jewish dietary rules.
26 Enford Street
London W1H 2DD
Tel: 020 7724 8203

Jewish Care – Head Office
Social Services for Jewish people with care needs. Advice, support and a range
of specialist day care and residential services for the elderly, mentally ill, physically
disabled and blind people. Also offer support for carers, families, unemployed
people and survivors of the Holocaust.
Stuart Young House
221 Golders Green
London NW11 9DQ
Tel: 020 8922 2222 (Helpdesk)
Fax: 020 8922 1998

Jewish Care – Shalvata and Holocaust Survivors Centre
Two centres which run side by side for Jewish refugees from Nazi persecution.
Holocaust Survivors Centre provides a social and lunch club, with a range of social,
recreational and cultural activities. Shalvata provides counselling and therapy for
survivors of Nazi persecution.
Corner Church Road and Parson Street
London NW4 1QA
Tel: 020 8203 9033 (Shalvata)
 020 8202 9844 (HSC)
Fax: 020 8201 553432

Kingston, Surbiton and District Synagogue
33-35 Uxbridge Road
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 2LL
Tel: 020 8546 9370

Kingston Liberal Synagogue
Rushett Road
Long Ditton
Surrey KT7 OUX
Office Open Mon- Friday 9.00am until 1.00pm
Tel: 020 8398 7400
Fax: 020 8873 2405

Anglo Korean Cultural Institute
Burlington Road
New Malden
Tel: 020 8241 0990

Korean Church
Church for the Korean Community
37 Grove Crescent
Kingston Upon Thames
Surrey KT1 2DG
Tel: 020 8546 994533
Korean Residents Society
1st Floor
Thames House
63 Kingston Road
New Malden
Surrey KT3 3PB
Chairman: William Seok
Tel: 020 8605 0050
Fax: 020 8492 0920

Korean School
45 Howard Road
New Malden
Surrey KT3 4EA
Tel: 01332 272171

Korean Elders Group in Kingston
Provides activities for older people from the Korean Community and is based in a
resource centre for older people in Royal Borough of Kingston.
Hobkirk House
Blagdon Road
New Malden
Mrs Yoon Kyung JA
Tel: 020 8398 3106
Mobile: 07748 157774
Email: 34


Islamic Resource Centre
An organisation that offers health advice, a bookshop, support and advice for Islamic
and all communities. Counselling, legal advice, youth counselling and volunteering,
educational for Children 6 – 15years. ESOL Classes. Befriending and a meeting
room for hire.
Onestop Shop
Third Party Police Reporting
Intergenerational work
ESOL Classes
59 East Road
Kingston Upon Thames
Surrey KT2 6EJ
Tel: 020 8549 5499

Ahmadiyya Muslim Association
43 Nelson Road
New Malden
Surrey KT3 5EB
Tel: 020 8942 0372

Kingston Muslim Association
Offers religious education classes for Muslim children as well as marriages/ welfare/
funeral services and other activities.
55/55a East Road
Kingston Upon Thames
Surrey KT2 6ET
Tel: 020 8336 2913

Kingston Muslim Women’s Welfare and Cultural Association
Offers a place for Muslim, Asian women. Most members are older women from the
Pakistani and Indian communities. Holds discussions, visits and befriending support.
Provision of Urdu classes to GCSE and A-level standard for children.
27 Clarence Avenue
New Malden
Surrey KT3 3TZ
Tel: 020 8399 2498

Kingston Women’s Centre
The centre is a collective, run by women for women. Aims to promote the health,
interests and welfare of women and to provide a diverse range of services. Services
include: advice and support and counselling. Services available to women from
ethnic minorities.
169 Canbury Park Road
Kingston Upon Thames
Surrey KT2 6LG
Tel: 0208 541 1964/1941

Muslim Cultural and Welfare Association of Sutton
A social, cultural and welfare group for the local Muslim community. Advice and
information on care, health, housing and harassment is provided. Befriending and
home visiting and lunch club services available for older people.
Wentworth Hall (Muslim Community Centre)
80 Ruskin Road
Surrey SM5 3DH
Tel: 020 8647 9041 (Secretary)
Fax: 020 8395 6113

Philippine Centre
Community Group for Philippino. Arranges cultural events, tutorials and classes for
children, a youth summer camp and an annual festival. Helps with benefits, finding
accommodation, immigration and national, racial harassment and domestic violence.
Acts as interpreters for those in need and refers people to specialist services. Home
visits for frail, isolated or elderly members of the community.
Voluntary Action Centre
12 School Road
Tel: 020 8572 7105
Fax: 020 8572 7105

Sikh Association Kingston
The Group is concerned with Sikh Members of the community. It provides a meeting
place and various activities, and meets at Piper Hall, Piper Road, Kingston, every
Sunday evening.
Tel: Mr Harcharan Singh – 020 8241 1816

Tamil Refugee Action Group
Offers to provide advice on immigration, welfare rights. Health, housing, education
and employment. Counselling, training and settlement services also provided for
Tamil refugees. Drop in for older and deaf people and those with mental health
problems.-Provision of lunch and craft activities are offered. (All of London area
Suite 1 and 3, 2nd Floor
449 - 451 High Road
London NW10 2JJ
Tel: 020 8642 8668
Fax: 020 8459 9071

Tamil Relief Centre
Assist in the settlement of Tamil refugees and other minority ethnic communities.
Advice provided on immigration, welfare rights and women’s issues. Health, housing,
education and employment. Training is also provided for Tamil refugees. Drop in for
elders every Wednesday. (All of London area served).
Community House
311 Fore Street
London N9 0PZ
Tel: 020 8373 6249
Fax: 020 8373 6250

South London Tamil Welfare Group
Offers advice and advocacy for the Tamil community. Advice mainly on immigration
and welfare benefits. Support is also given to new arrivals. Befriending, home and
hospital visits, as well as day trips and outings.
36 High Street
Colliers Wood
London SW19 2AB
Tel: 020 8542 3285
Fax: 020 8542 3289

Tamil Information Centre
Tamil Information Centre (TIC) is a non-profit community based organisation
established in 1981 to empower Tamil speaking people to improve the quality of life
through access to knowledge information programmes, training and projects. Our
aim is to create a society where individuals are treated with respect, care and love
and where human rights are respected, fostered and promoted.
c/o Mr Varadakumar
Tamil Information Centre
Centre for Community Development (CCD)
Bridge End Close (off Clifton Road)
Surrey KT2 6PZ
Tel: 020 8546 1560
Fax: 0208 546 5701

Institute of Tamil Culture
Meetings are held on the weekend to promote and celebrate Tamil culture and
language to Tamil children and their families.
c/o Mr W Thayalan
16 Greenfield Avenue
Surrey KT5 9HR

Imece Turkish Speaking Women’s Group
Help and advice for Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriot women and other Turkish
speaking women. Advice on various subjects including immigration, domestic
violence, housing, benefits, health and education. Organise English classes, health
seminars and some social events. Also, offer telephone interpreting service. Some
home visiting for older women or women who are isolated or housebound.
2 Newington Green Road
London N1 4RX
Tel: 020 7354 1359
Fax: 020 7226 7599

Kurdish Advice Centre
Advice and information for Kurdish and Turkish speaking refugees and asylum
seekers. Advice on housing, employment, education, health, immigration and
nationality. ESOL and mother tongue classes. Computer training. Library, lunch/
social club with TV, games and recreational activities. Support for elders, home and
hospital visits and help with appointments. Visits for prisoners and detainees.
St Mary’s Community Centre
Birkbeck Road
London N8 7PF
Tel: 020 8347 8657
Fax: 020 8347 8656
Email: kurdishadvicecentre@hotmail.com40

Refugees/Asylum Seekers

Association of Jewish Refugees
Wide range of services for Jewish victims of Nazi persecution and their families,
including financial support, weekly advice sessions on benefits and pensions,
sheltered accommodation, meals on wheels service, social work team. Day centre
in West Hampstead five days a week with social and recreational activities, visiting
chiropodist and optician and a library.
1 Hampstead Gate
1a Frognal
London NW3 6AL
Tel: 020 7431 8454

Community Centre for Refugees – Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia
(VLC Centre). Range of services and activities for refugees from Vietnam, Laos
and Cambodia. Advice and information, counselling. Lunch clubs for older people
(transport provided). Mother tongue and supplementary school, literacy and English
classes. Library service, sports facilities. Translation and interpreting service.
VLC Centre
Whiston Road
London E2 8BN
Tel : 020 7739 3650
Fax : 020 7739 7084

Kurdish Cultural Centre
Centre providing advice and assistance for the Kurdish Community, particularly
refugees and asylum seekers. Subjects covered include immigration, welfare rights,
housing, education, health. Social club for older people. Promotion of Kurdish
culture in London.
14 Stannary Street
London SE11 4AA
Tel : 020 7735 0918
Fax : 020 7582 8894
Email :

Asylum and Immigration Tribunal (A.I.T.)
Local centre which hears appeals against deportation and refusal decisions to
remain in Britain.
17 Ewell Road
Sessions House
Surrey, KT6 6AQ
Tel: 0845 6000 877

Immigration and Nationality Directorate
Works with individuals and communities to build a safe, just and tolerant society
enhancing opportunities for all in which rights and responsibilities go hand in hand;
To support and mobilise communities so that, through active citizenship, they are
able to shape policy and improvement for their loyalty, overcome nuisance, antisocial
behaviour, maintain and enhance social cohesion ; To deliver the Department’s
policies and responsibilities fairly, effectively and efficiently
Tel: 0870 606 7766
Fax: 0114 207 4311

Refugee Action Kingston
Advice and practical assistance and edcuational activities for refugees and asylum
seekers in Kingston and Richmond Area. Languages spoken: Arabic and French
and access to interpreters.
Kathryn Bleatham
Siddeley House
50 Canbury Park Road
Kingston Upon Thames
Surrey KT2 6LX
Contact: Kathryn Bleatham
Tel: 020 8547 0115
Fax: 020 8547 1114

Asian East African Senior Citizens Association
Association of Asian East African senior citizens which meets weekly on Thursdays
and the Dominion Centre, 112 The Green, Southall. Outings, day trips and holidays,
welfare rights advice. Most members are Punjabi men.
c/o KS Rahi
229 Great West Road
London TW5 ODE
Tel: 020 8572 8059

Asian Elderly Group of Merton
Provision of welfare and cultural services for elderly people in Merton. Advice on
housing, health, money, home and hospital visits. Additional help provided with
gardening, shopping etc.
28 St George’s Road
London SW19 4DP
Tel: 020 8944 9545
Fax: 020 8947 565543

Asian Health Agency
Range of services for Asian eldeers, carers, disabled children, families and
carers. Services include day and respite care, advice, advocacy and counselling.
Development of services for Asian community organisations and care service
providers. Capacity building for Asian and African Caribbean elders.
49 Queen Caroline Street
London W6 9QH
Tel : 020 8748 2023
Email :
Website :

Milaap Day Centre – RBK’s Multicultural Centre for Older People
Provision of day services for older people. We offer a friendly welcoming
atmosphere to multi-cultural communities. Activities include games, yoga, gentle
exercise, walking for health and gardening club, art classes, discussion groups, in
house events and parties and outings / day trips. Hot Asian lunches served Monday
– Friday. The majority of service users are currently from South Asian communities.
On weekends the centre is used by Kingston Iraqi Group and Kingston Chinese
Milaap Day Centre
Murray House
Acre Road
Kingston Upon Thames
Tel: 020 8547 2887
Fax: 020 8547 3660

Surrey Indian Association
Members meet monthly for social and cultural activities. Offers home visits and
practical help including shopping and gardening for those who are physically less
c/o 64 Angel Hill
Surrey SM1 3EW
Tel: 0208 948 5637
Fax: 020 8642 9199

Ethnic Minorities Advocacy Group
Advocacy for individuals and organisations with grievances related to racial issues.
Support with dealing with police liaison and statutory services. Monitor equal
opportunities implementation. Advice on complaints relating to racial issues, health
eduction, asylum seekers and refugees. Health advocacy specialist.
1 Princes Street
Richmond upon Thames
Tel: 020 8332 2911

Mushkil Aasaan
Offers a range of services for Asian families in crisis or specific need. Services
include: advocacy, counselling, family and child care, domiciliary services, support
for terminally ill and disabled people. Provision for Islamic burials.
220 – 222 Uper Tooting
1st Floor, - Side Entrance
London SW17 7EW
Tel: Phone to make an appointment. Referral by local and health authorities for
domiciliary services.
Tel: 020 8672-6581 (Mobile) 07913 320 576
Fax: 020 8682 3054 020 8682 3054
Email: mushkilaasaan@btinternet.com45

Sutton Ashiyana
A community group for old and young Asian women. Provision of caring services for
older women and help to support their families. Additional advice and information on
health, care, benefits and racial harassment is also offered. Help with interpretation
and translation.
16 Tilehurst Road
Write or phone to make an appointment
Tel: 020 8542 3285

Kingston Saheli is an umbrella body for all Asian women’s groups in Kingston. It is
conscious of the needs of women as a whole but aims to focus predominantly on
women from ethnic minority backgrounds.
33 Dawson Road
Kingston Upon Thames
Surrey KT1 3AD
Contact: Malti Patel; Phone or write as there are no set office hours.
Tel: 020 8546 4251

Vanik Association of the UK
Community programme for older people from the Jain Community. Befriending and
support for members of the community, particularly isolated and older members.
Organises outings and visits, events and meetings which take place at a variety of
hired halls and venues.
c/o Mr CA Shah
71 Pretoria Road
London SW16 6RL
Tel: 020 8677 0774
Alternative correspondence address:
5 Birch Tree Way
Surrey CRO 7JZ

Traveller Education Service
Co-ordinator (Royal Borough of Kingston Traveller Education Service)
Tel: 020 547 6282

Vietnamese Community Association SW London
Advice and information in accessing mainstream services. Support for self-help
groups; befriending and outreach services for older members and those who are
socially isolated. Provision of cultural, social events and translation and interpreting
services are available.
44 Church Road
Richmond Upon Thames
Phone or drop in on Monday-Friday between 9:30am-4:30pm; Saturdays between
Tel: 020 8943 4826

Community Advice Project
Legal advice and advocacy for older people from ethnic minorities, who have
difficulty accessing mainstream legal service providers. Provides help with a range of
services including benefits, care, consumer issues, housing rights, money and debt,
racial harassment. Outreach advice sessions are held at a variety of venues where
older people receive social, helath and other care services.
Service to Seniors
9 Winchester House
11 Cramner Road
Kennington Park
London SW9 6EJ
Tel: 020 7735 6592
Fax: 020 7820 1389

Kingston Racial Equality Council
KREC works for a better understanding and closer association between all
the communities resident in and around the Borough, the elimination of racial
discrimination and the creation of equality of opportunity for all, irrespective of race,
sex or religion. It also acts as a local reference point for advice on matters of race
John Azah, Director
Welcare House
53-55 Canbury Park Road
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT2 6LQ
Tel: 020 8547 2332
Web: www.kingstonrec.org48

Kingston University Chaplaincy
Acts as a forum for asking questions and issues which arise in the multifaith context
of Kingston University
Room 7, Kenry House
Kingston Upon Thames
Surrey KT2 7LB
Tel: 020 547 7311

Latin American Spanish Language Services - LALS
UK specialist in Latin American Spanish in Tuition, translation for companies and
individuals. Spanish Club for children after school.
96 Cotterill Road
Tel: Martha Jesty
Fax: 020 8286 1817
Email: or

Latin American Women’s Rights Service
Advice for Latin American women, including refugees and asylum seekers. Advice
on health, housing, benefits, domestic violence, education, money and debt.
Counselling. Volunteer visiting for older and housebound people, help with form
filling, hospital visits, practical tasks. Interpreting for health appointments in Camden
and Islington.
52-54 Featherstone Street
London EC1Y 8RT
Tel: 020 7336 0888
Fax: 020 7336 0555

Royal Borough of Kingston Interfaith Forum
The Kingston Inter Faith Forum comprises representatives of all those faith groups/
communities in the Borough who wish to participate together with other appropriate
It exists to serve as a channel of communication and understanding between the
various faith groups represented in the Borough.
Marian Morrison
Democratic Support Services
Royal Borough of Kingston
Kingston upon Thames
Tel: 020 8547 5062

Rabbi Danny Rich
Kingston Inter Faith Forum &
Chief Executive
Liberal Judaism
The Montagu Centre
21 Maple Street
London W1T 4BE
Tel: 020 75801663

Kingston Interpreting Service
Provides interpreting and translations for residents of the Royal Borough of Kingston
who are accessing Royal Borough of Kingston services.
Barbara Morton
Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
Guildhall 1
Kingston upon Thames
Tel: 020 8547 5822

Kingston Advocacy Group
Mental Health advocacy for BME people
Tel: 020 8332 2911

Kingston Carers’ Network
Carers Worker for BME Carers
Tel: 020 8 547 1614

Kingston Centre for Independent Living
Equalities Officer for BME Disabled People
Tel: 020 8255 3335

Service Access Officer (Royal Borough of Kingston)
Tel: 020 8547 4680

Comunity Development Worker for BME Communities (Kingston Primary
Care Trust, Public Health Team)

I have to say I laughed at the Irish presence on there, nice try.

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