health advocacy workshop 2
Volunteers learn technical language to help families get what they need from their GP

We’re Manor Gardens Health Advocacy Service. We help over 350 people from new communities to improve their health each year. Together, we speak over 20 languages.

What we do

We help people from new communities to improve their health in three key ways:

  1. We help people from new communities to access local services (through advocacy work) and learn about healthy living (through accessible workshops)
  2. We reduce the risk of girls undergoing FGM through community workshops and safeguarding training (part of the FGM Special Initiative)
  3. We help FGM survivors to talk freely about and come to terms with what has happened to them through group and individual therapy (part of the The Dahlia Project pilot)


How we can help

Get help accessing local services: if you’re new to the UK and having difficulties accessing services like the NHS or social services - perhaps because of language barriers - we can help. Find out how.

Get accessible health information: if your community group might benefit from tailored workshops about a health issue affecting you - from diabetes to immunisations - we can help. Find out how.

Join a support group with others affected by FGM: if you’re a survivor of female genital mutilation (FGM) and would like to talk about your experiences with others, we can help. Find out how.

Get FGM safeguarding training in your workplace: many of us don’t know where to start if concerned about a girl in our care. Even if only a handful of girls might be at risk, our safeguarding training can help. Find out how.

Help your community talk about FGM: if you’re concerned about FGM in your community, our workshops will explain the law around FGM and what it can mean for women’s health. Find out how.


How can I get involved?

You could gain lots of skills and useful experience in our team as a volunteer or as a paid sessional worker. Find out how.


For more information, please contact:

Eleanor Tomlinson, Project Manager
0207 272 5336 eleanor@​manorgardenscentre.​org

Ros Colman Jerram, FGM Project Manager
020 7281 9478   ros@​manorgardenscentre.​org

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