Organisations supporting the Latin American communities

Organisations based in Swansea and London

Swansea:

EYST- Ethnic Minorities & Youth Support Team Wales
eyst.org.uk
It supports BME young people to reach their full potential through a holistic, targeted and culturally sensitive youth programme, including qualified youth workers, innovative youth activities and a youth and community centre.

London:

CLAUK Coalition of Latin Americans in the UK
https://www.clauk.org.uk/
Voicing the collective interest of the Latin American Community in the UK in mainly three fronts:
– Recognition: we campaign for the official recognition of Latin Americans as an ethnic minority in London and the UK. We also work for the inclusion of the category  “Latin American” in ethnic monitoring and Census gathering.
– Health: Latin Americans lack of access to health services is worrisome: 1 in 5 are not registered with a GP, and only 4 out of 10 have been to a dentist in the UK. We work to improve Latin Americans’ access to health.
– Labour rights: The lack of regulations of the cleaning and catering sectors mean that many Latin Americans experience extremely poor working conditions.
CLAUK campaign to improve Latin Americans’ access to labour rights.
Services: Legal Advise, Education, Health, Victims of Violence, Social and Cultural Projects

LATIN AMERICAN HOUSE
http://casalatina.org.uk/en/
10 Kingsgate Place,
London,
NW6 4TA,
United Kingdom
(Located just off Kilburn High Road, on the side street opposite the Oxfam Shop.)
Latin American House was founded in1983 and is a registered charity that aims to provide a space and support for Latin Americans, Spanish and Portuguese speakers in London and other communities in the local area.
It offers legal and social advice in relation to immigration and housing.

LAWA
Latin American Women’s Aid
http://lawadv.org.uk/en/
It is a dedicated free support service and a refuge provider in the UK and Europe for LatinAmerican, Black and minority ethnic women and children experiencing, or recovering from, domestic violence. This organisation welcome women from any background, ethnicity, sexuality or ability, including trans* women.
Services: The Refugee, Counselling, Surgeries, Outreach, Creche Services

LAWRS
Latin American Women’s Rights
LAWRS offer help and support to all Latin American women in need.
http://info@lawrs.org.uk/en/
Housing, Welfare Benefits and Debts (Monday to Friday 10 am – 12 pm)
Employment Rights (initial advice) / EU Settlement Scheme 07902 145832 (Monday to Friday 10 am – 12 pm)
Psychotherapy Service 0792 630 9514 (Monday to Friday 10 am – 1pm)
mailto:counsellingreferrals@lawrs.org.uk
Domestic Violence/Abuse* 0771 928 1714 (Monday to Thursday 10 am – 1 pm)
0759 597 0580 (Monday to Friday 10 am – 1 pm)
referrals@lawr.org.uk

IRMO
http://irmo.org.uk/en/
Unit 8, Warwick House, Overton Road, London, SW9 7JP
T. 02077339977 / 07422667327
IRMO is a community-led organisation that provides Latin Americans with tools and information in an empowering process to build fulfilled, independent, and integrated lives in the UK using a rights-based approach.
IRMO work spans four main areas: Education, training and employment; Advice and case-work; Wellbeing; and Campaigning for the rights of all migrant communities.