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Information Support for Different Ethnic Groups

The following are the links to useful information for various ethnic related websites

General Information Services

Interpretation Services

General Information Services

Afro-Euro Cultural Link: Provides advise, information, health and community care, ethnic minority, childcare & families, religion based, refugee community organisations, family re-unions, advise on asylum & immigration applications and bail applications for release from detention.

Contact:40 Rosemary Avenue, Hounslow, West, Middlesex, TW4 7JF, Tel: 020 8890 8940. email: Jauhara1@aol.com


Age Concern (Hounslow) - Ethnic Minority Project:

Capacity building for ethnic minority groups providing services for older people in the Borough. Includes access to services, and fundraising / partnership projects.

Contact: Alexandra House, Albany Road,Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 0NE. Tel:020 7386 9085.


Angolan Community Association: Advice, information and casework for the Angolan community and refugees and asylum seekers from other African communities. Translation of documents and interpretation for service users. Work placements and volunteering opportunities. Visits for prisoners or detainees. French, Portuguese, Lingala. Access to interpreters.

Contact: Selby Centre, Selby Road, White Hart Lane, London, N17 8JL. Tel: 020 8885 1666. email: acainfo@mail.com

British Arabs Resource Centre (BARC): Advice, support, information and advocacy for the Arab speaking communities. Advice on benefits, housing, immigration. Translation and interpretation during advocacy. A Range of classes and work placements.Contact: Office 6, Beethoven Centre, 3rd Avenue, London, W10 4JL. Tel: 020 8962 9432. email: barclondon@yahoo.co.uk

Emergency Multilingual Phrasebook - produced and updated by the British Red Cross Society with advice and funding from the Department of Health and endorsed by the British Association for Emergency Medicine (BAEM). It covers the most common medical questions and terms to help first contact staff communicate with patients who do not speak English and make an initial assessment while an interpreter is contacted. It is translated into 36 languages: Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Bosnian-Bosanski, Chinese, Czech, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Kurdish, Lingala, Macedonian, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tamil, Turkish, Ukranian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh 

Ethnomed (USA) - has patient education resources on cancer, cough/cold, diabetes, fever, rickets, nappy rash, tuberculosis, vomiting and diarrhoea in Amharic, Cambodian, Chinese, Khmer, Korean, Oromiffa, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrean, Tigrinya and Vietnamese

Ethnic Alcohol Counselling in Hounslow (EACH):  Services for people with alcohol and mental health problems in the minority and other communities, offering information, counselling, structured day-care and home visiting as well as complimentary therapies such as shiatsu, reiki and acupuncture to help rehabilitation.

Contact: 4 Hanworth Road, Hounslow,Middlesex, TW3 1UA.


Ethnic Health and Education Development (EHAED):

1)Information and advice on health issues including HIV/AIDS, Children and Adults Diseases (e.g autism, ADHD, arthritis, asthma). 2) Education and advice on the dangers of drugs including traditional drugs such as Khat and provide information on counselling and rehabilitation services provides. 3) Provide mentoring and career guidance services to ethnic/refugee youths and adults (mature program entrants) and numeracy classes for refugee youths. 4) Research on refugee issues and promoting society intergration and cultural awareness.Contact: PO Box 252, Hounslow, Middlesex,TW3 1ZS. Tel: 07960 120237. email: ehaed@yahoo.co.uk


Family Support Project (Hounslow Children's Fund): To provide family support (outreach and centre based) to Black and Ethnic Minority families with children 5-13. Also offers art therapy and parenting groups. A project funded by the Hounslow Children's Fund.

Contact:Feltham Child & Family Centre, Danesbury Road, Feltham, Middlesex, TW13 5AL. Tel: 􀀋 020 8893 7147. email: amanda.burrows@hounslow.gov.uk


GALOP (Black & Minority Ethnic Service): PO Box 32810, London, N1 3ZD.Tel: 020 7704 6767

email: info@galop.org.uk

HARP - Health for Asylum Seekers and Refugees (UK) - a large number of links to health and social resources including multilingual information and key agencies

Health Finder in Spanish (USA) - this site has information on many health topics in Spanish

Health Information Translations (USA) - Information on a large number of health topics available in Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, French, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, Hindi

Immigration Advisory Service, County House, Great Dover Street, London SE1 4YB Tel: 0207 967 1200 Email: advice@iasuk.org Provides independent, professional legal advice and representation on any immigration problems

London Health (UK) - a list of support and campaign groups representing many of the ethnic groups in the UK

Multicultural Health Communication Service (Australia) - a Government site giving information written by doctors on a wide range of health topics in a large number of languages (Arabic, Armenian, Assyrian, Bosnian, Chinese, Croatian, Farsi/Persian, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Khmer/Cambodian, Korean, Lao, Macedonian, Maltese, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino, Thai, Tongan, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese).

Multilingual Glossary of Medical Terms - a dictionary and glossary of technical and popular medical terms in 9 European languages

My Medicines (USA) - a leaflet about how to take medicines in 13 languages

Naz Project London: Advice,information and support on HIV, AIDS and Sexual Health Services for for Black & Minority Ethnic communities.

Contact: Palingswick House, 241 King Street, London, W6 9LP. Tel: 020 8741 1879. email:npl@naz.org.uk

Refugee Action, The Old Fire Station, 150 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8SB Tel: 0207 654 7700 Fax: 0207 401 3699

Refugee Council (UK), 240-250 Ferndale Road, London SW9 8BB Tel: 020 7346 6700 Advice line: 020 7346 6777 Email: info@refugeecouncil.org.uk 

TASHA Foundation - CHOICES Carers Support Service: The Choices Carers Support Project provides a free and confidential one to one support service for carers of individuals affected by mental health difficulties from the African and Caribbean community. It also provides group support for carers from other ethnic communities.

Contact: Brentford Community Resource Centre, Alexandra House, 241 High Street, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 0NE. Tel: 020 8569 9933

UK Islamic Mission, 202 North Gower Street, London NW1 2LY Tel: 0207 387 2157 Email: info@ukim.org General care & support, information on Islam & Muslims, free literature, language translation and assistance in religious matters.

Wapping Bangladesh Association: Information, advice and support for the local Bangladeshi community on benefits, housing, employment, immigration and nationality and racial harassment. Translation, interpretation and help with form filling. Mother tongue classes for children and young people aged 6-16.Contact:Wapping Youth Club, Tench Street, London, E1W 2QD. Tel: 020 7702 1708.email:wappingba@hotmail.com

World Health Organisation - has fact sheets on many health topics in English, Spanish and French.

Hounslow public library - Information can be found at your local public library. Other Local information can be found at London Borough of Hounslow Health and Social Care

Interpretation Services

Hounslow Translation & Interpretation Services: Offer a wide range of cost effective, quality translation & interpretation services in many languages to enable you to communicate effectively with ethnic minority communities. Services include multi-lingual large type; translation advice; professional typesetting and design facilities; Braille; training; and voiceovers. Sign Language Interpretation can also be booked via 020 8583 3132 or 07986711153

Contact: Translation and interpreting unit, The Civic Centre, Lampton Rd, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 4DN. Tel:  020 8583 2299. email: translations@hounslow.gov.uk


ASRA Greater London Housing Association: Housing provider. Support - emotional, liaising & referring to other support agencies, facilitating, care packages, translation,interpretation.

1 Long Lane, London, SE1 4PG. Tel: 020 7940 6617. email: sharifa@asra.org.uk


Hounslow Muslim Women's Association: Provides education in mother tongue (Urdu) to the

children from 5 to 18, advice service in different matters like domestic violence, benefits, interpretation. Free transport for elderly handicapped and sick people. Previously called the Isleworth Muslim Women's Association.

Contact: 1 Witham Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 4AJ. Tel: 020 8560 6702. email: naseemyousef@hotmail.com


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