Advice & Advocacy

KMEWO is providing Free, confidential and non-judgmental services in a safe and friendly environment for Kurdish and Middle Eastern women.

Language provision:

English, Arabic and Kurdish- Sorani

Farsi, Dari, and Turkish speaking volunteers could be arranged on request.

KMEWO accepts self referrals, referrals from family, friends or agencies with the consent of the client:

Access to KMEWO services:

- Primarily advice drop in surgeries in both KMEWO branches
- Case work by appointments
- Outreach and home visits
- Information and advice on telephone

Services available in KMEWO:

General advice and information services and referral to specialist services on:
- Housing
- Welfare Benefit claims
- Health
- Immigration
- Education
- Domestic violence

Advocacy for women affected by Domestic Violence and Honour Based Violence:
KMEWO have trained bilingual advocates who will provide emotional and practical support to women experiencing Domestic Violence and threats of "honour" based violence. Women will be assisted to access safe- housing, police protection and legal advice on non-molestation orders or injunctions.

Practical support towards independent living

KMEWO offers practical support to women such as Workshops & Training on self esteem and confidence building plus opportunities for volunteering and work placements
Advice and assistance to access adult education such as ESOL classes and NVQ level 3 courses

Counselling & Befriending

Peer support, listening and emotional support is made available for women and children who are affected by domestic violence.

Some assistance with interpreting is available for women with no recourse to public fund to access other services

Contact details:

Main office:                                                          Opening hours:
Caxton House                                                       Mon – Friday
129 St. John’s Way                                               9.30am – 5.30pm
London N19 3RQ                                    Services provided 10am – 4pm
Tel: 020 7263 1027
Fax: 020 7561 9594

Southwark office: Opening hours:
Unit Y, 7th floor                                                   Thursday & Friday
Hannibal House                                                     9.30am – 5.30pm
Elephant & Castle  

London SE1 6TE                                         services provided 10am – 4pm

Tel: 0207 708 0057
Out of office hour's number: 07748851125