Hackney has always been a culturally diverse borough and there are many community organisations available to support people that are culturally specific to their needs.

So here is a flavour of some of these groups in Hackney.

HACKNEY REFUGEE FORUM (HRF)

Signposting service serving people from different communities. HRF also run a money management programme for the over 50s in partnership with 15 other organisations.

020 7923 1962
84 Springfield House,
5 Tyssen Street, E8 2LY
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DAYMER

Turkish & Kurdish advice and educational services with the Family 1st project, healthy eating, wellbeing information and support of parental involvement in their children’s education.

020 7275 8440
Former Library, Howard Road N16 8PU
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www.daymer.org

DERMAN

Services for Kurdish, Turkish and Turkish Cypriot people. They provide short term counselling for people who have moderate mental health problems. Also practical and emotional support for people with severe mental health problems, as well as advice on welfare benefits and form filling.

020 7613 5944
66 New North Road, N1 6TG
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www.derman.org.uk

AFRICAN WOMENS NETWORK

Domestic violence, female circumcision and sexual health advice for African women.

020 8806 6868 / 07528 793863
Hothouse, 274 Richmond Road
E8 3QW
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www.risecommunity.org.uk

HALKEVI

Health and educational support, ESOL classes, supplementary school, social and cultural activities, youth work, older people’s services and parental support for Kurdish and Turkish Communities.

020 7249 6980
31-33 Dalston Lane E8 3DF
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www.halkevi.org.uk

HACKNEY CYPRIOT CENTRE

Promoting the cultural integration of Turkish and Greek Cypriots. They run advice sessions, health and wellbeing club, Cypriot film club and a pop up restaurant.

020 7254 7920
5 Balls Pond Road,
London, N1 4AX
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www.hackneycypriotassociation.co.uk

CARA (CENTRAL AFRICAN RIGHTS & AIDS SOCIETY)

Aims to promote health and improve the quality of life of people from Africa, by providing information, support and advice on health, education and social development, legal support, HIV support, translations and a range of other services.

0844 4780015
18-22 Ashwin Street, E8 3DL
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www.cara-online.org

HACKNEY CARIBBEAN ELDERLY ORGANISATION (HCEO)

HCEO provide a luncheon club, advice, counselling, money management groups, home visits bereavement support, memory groups, arts and game clubs for elderly Caribbean’s.

020 7923 3536
39 Leswin Road, London, N16 7NX
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www.hceo.org.uk

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POSITIVE EAST

Support group for people living with HIV from African communities, discussion groups on how to live well and time to socialise and make new friends.

020 7791 2855
159 Mile End Road, E1 4AQ
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www.positiveeast.org.uk/

CHINESE MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION

Social gatherings for the Chinese community with mental health problems, their carer’s, families and friends. Services available in Cantonese’s, Mandarin and English.

020 7613 1008
Chinese Medical Health Association
2nd Floor, Zenith House,
155 Curtain Road EC2A 3QY
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www.cmha.org.uk

VIETNAMESE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

For Vietnamese and Chinese people who have mental health difficulties. One to One support and a day centre. Services available in Vietnamese, Cantonese, and Mandarin. Contact them for details about their services in Hackney.

020 7234 0601
25 Fair Street, SE1 2XF
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www.vmha.org.uk

HACKNEY BENGALI CULTURAL ASSOCIATION

Support for the Bengali community with ESOL, computer classes, exercise, Zumba, homework support class for children as well as sewing and cooking classes.

020 8985 8087 / 07944 622423
187 Well Street, E9 6QU
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NORTH LONDON MUSLIM COMMUNITY CENTRE

Supporting families out of deprivation through wellbeing projects, employment support, ESOL, literacy ICT and childcare. They run a Safeguarding project with awareness sessions on accidents and road safety, parenting and domestic violence. Also a Healthy Lifestyles project with a baby clinic and health awareness sessions. Improving children’s language, communication and development.

020 8806 1147 (ext 3)
66-68 Cazenove Road,
Stoke Newington, N16 6AA
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BRENNER JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTRE

The centre is run by Jewish Care and has a day centre for older people, children’s activity groups, various religious learning groups, fitness classes and a group for people with dementia or Alzheimer’s.

020 8800 5672
91-93 Stamford Hill, N16 5TP
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www.jewishcare.org/brenner-community-centre-in-stamford-hill

CARILA

Free advice, interpretation and advocacy for Latin American communities in London. They provide a helpline, wellbeing and cultural activities, money management workshops, Spanish classes for children and more.

020 7561 1931
6-9 Manor Gardens, N7 6LA
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www.carila.org.uk

CHIZUK

Chizuk’s aim is to help people and families in the Orthodox Jewish community who have mental health problems; reducing their sense of isolation and building their confidence back. They run a range of activities and advice services.

020 8800 7494
91-93 Stamford Hill, N16 5TP
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www.jewishmentalhealth.info

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