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.
- 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.