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Bengali Workers Association Raising Aspirations Project

There are two key elements to the Project. First is the Community Leadership Programme (CLP) which aims to give an insight into the way society works by expanding the vision, influencing and decision-making ability of emerging young leaders. The CLP aims to provide participants with the inspiration, information and opportunities they need to gain more effective leadership and negotiating skills, understanding diversity within society, developing decision-making skills, public speaking and presentation skills in their own environment, in the community and in society as a whole. Second is the Social Action Project where participants collaborate in order to promote a deeper understanding of the cultural, social and economic issues that affect different communities across Camden. This project aims to test leadership in the context of a group of peers. By building resilience it aims to embed the fact that every individual has a place in the community and a role to play in its development. Every decision-maker needs an understanding of the context in which they operate, if they are to be effective in the community or in business. It also aims to ensure the understanding that diversity in a community is a strength, not a weakness, as from it comes the fertility of ideas and imagination, which every strong community needs.

Bromfield Educational Foundation

Charitable trust offering supplementary educational grants to people under 25 who have lived for two years or more in the area or have an association with the area bordered by Guilford Street, Southampton Row, High Holborn, Chancery Lane, Breams Buildings, Stonecutter Street, Farringdon Road, Herbal Hill, Warner Street and Gough Street (the old parish of St Andrew). Offers grants of up to £500 (either as one-off or termly awards) for clothing, books or equipment (not including fees). Termly grants are given for disabled children. Grants can also be considered for projects offering arts, sports, after school activities in the catchment area.

Camden People First

Self advocacy organisation for people with learning disabilities. Hub co-ordinating service for individual issue-based advocacy. Also offers drop-in service for advocacy enquiries. We empower people with learning difficulties to speak up for themselves. We support people with learning difficulties to report disability hate and mate crime. We work with the police on disability hate and mate crime against people with learning difficulties.

Central Family Mediation

Service is free for clients who are eligible for legal aid. For others they create a sliding scale of fees depending on income.

Central London Law Centre

Works for anyone living in a catchment area, or works with local Bengali and Chinese communities. Phone first. 020 839 2998. Can give limited phone advise to those without access to a Law Centre. (Subject to workload.)

Chain Reaction in Town

A self-development group for people with disabilities offering groupwork, activities, counselling and support to work towards developing independence.

London Voluntary Service Council (LVSC)

Support and co-ordinating body for voluntary organisations in London. Supports networks of London second-tier voluntary organisations. Resources and training courses.

Mail Out

Training and employment project for people in Camden with a learning difficulty. Mailing, product fulfillment and photocopying service for businesses and charities. Mailing and office skills training.

Welfare Community Projects

Charitable company offering supervised (121) contact and family support for parents and children. Provide assessments for court in family law cases on the viability of contact. Provide re-introduction for children who have been estranged from their parents. There are charges for the service which will be provided at initial contact.

Information last updated 22 November 2016

National information

Citizens Advice

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Law Society - find a solicitor

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Legal aid

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