Cultural Competency

We have over 20 years’ experience of providing culturally-tailored services for refugee, newly arrived and asylum-seeking communities. Our bilingual team, fluent in 12 community languages, bridges the language and cultural gaps facing minoritised communities in the UK. Our cultural and linguistic competencies enable effective communication but also foster trust, promoting better engagement with services. Many of our staff members have lived experience of migration and the asylum system. Our team has extensive training and knowledge of cultural issues such as FGM, forced marriage, and honour-based violence and abuse. We understand the cultural perspectives and impact of these traumatic experiences that often deter people from seeking help, and build strategies to overcome them effectively.

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Specialist Therapy Services

Manor Gardens established the Dahlia Project, the first specialist counselling service in the UK dedicated to supporting survivors of FGM and other harmful practices, with Dr. Leyla Hussein OBE, a renowned campaigner, survivor, and psychotherapist. The service is now led by Njomeza Kartallozi, a clinical specialist with expertise in working with women, survivors of sexual trauma, and survivors of FGM and harmful practices. We provide specialist therapeutic support to approximately 70 survivors per year.

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