Health Advocacy

 

Manor Gardens Health Advocacy Service has been helping refugees and newly arrived migrants improve their health and wellbeing for many years. We work with over 3,000 people every year and together we speak over 30 languages.

What we do

We help people in the following ways:

  • We have over 60 trained volunteer interpreters who help people from new communities communicate their needs.
  • We provide bilingual advocacy and support to help people access local health services and appropriate information.
  • We put on tailor-made workshops to help individuals and community groups learn about the issues which affect them, for example diabetes and immunisations.
  • We raise awareness about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) by working with community groups to protect girls at risk and support survivors through our Dahlia Project.
  • We train professionals in understanding FGM and safeguarding girls at risk.
  • We provide therapeutic support to women who have undergone FGM through the Dahlia Project.
  • We provide volunteering opportunities to interpreters and advocates from refugee and migrant communities.
  • As part of our Early Parenthood Programme we enable refugee and migrant women to access help around their pregnancy through our Bright Beginnings project and assist families in Camden with perinatal mental health through our Camden Blossoms project. 

For more information, please contact:
Eleanor Tomlinson, Service Manager, 0207 272 5336 eleanor@manorgardenscentre.org
Ros Colman Jerram, FGM Project Manager, 020 7281 9478 ros@manorgardenscentre.org

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