Horn of Africa Refugee Welfare Group
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The activities of the organisation have continued to benefit the refugee and asylum seeker population from the Horn of Africa region residing in North West London particularly in the boroughs Brent and Harrow. We have also sent relief supplies to Somalia to help alleviate poverty and deprivation with the help of the Christian African Relief Trust.
The advice service is one of the central projects and it has been very useful in helping the users gain access to vital services and support. Lack of understanding of the English Language is a major obstacle faced by the refugee community in many affairs therefore the advice and translation service has been essential as it is one of the very few services of its kind in Brent. These language difficulties are particularly problematic for the refugee community when it comes to looking for work.
The advancement of education in the community continues to be a foremost goal of the Horn of Africa Refugee Welfare Group as well as the increase of the employability of Somali refugees in the London Borough of Brent. Hence our clients were given information and advice on issues pertaining to education, training and employment. One of our objectives was . They were able to obtain information regarding education and training courses available to them as well as financial support they might receive whilst on such courses. Many of our clients were able to get placements on Adult literacy courses after receiving information about the options open to them.
The areas in which users of our service can receive help also include accommodation,
health and welfare rights were amongst the other main areas of focus of our advice
service. The users have been able to claim benefits which they were entitled to,
thereby improving their financial situation. The families of individuals who used
our service have also benefited indirectly, as the advice and information provided
lead to better knowledge and understanding of certain issues and consequently an
improvement in circumstances as well as more self-
We have recruited one part-
Our advisors provide outreach services to the elderly and disabled; the advisors visit those less able to access the service and provide them with advice, advocacy and support.