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What we do

Delivering wrap-around support in a culturally-intelligent way

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EMPOWERING, UPLIFTING and ADVOCATING for local migrant communities

We believe that every community has a deep and powerful potential to add value to our wider society. We work to support migrant communities living in West London and who do not speak English as a first language so that they may have every opportunity to succeed, thrive and invest in our shared future.

OUR APPROACH

Culturally  Congruent

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Our service users feel like they are amongst their family and friends when they are with us. We speak their language, look like them, have similar values and, in many ways, think like them. This makes it much easier to connect with them, communicate with them, understand them and earn their trust. You can sense the sigh of relief every time.

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Reliant on Lived Experience

The fact that all our client-facing staff have lived experience of the challenges which we are helping our service users with means that they can easily identify with the difficulties their clients are facing. They know what its like. They've been there before themselves. Not only is this experience invaluable in qualifying our staff, its also a powerful motivator.

Committed to Empowerment

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We strongly believe that our communities have vast potential to rise above their circumstances. We are working to work ourselves out of work. We strive to ensure that our service users learn and develop so that their potential might be unleashed and so that they might help others, invest in their children and multiply our efforts throughout their communities.

We offer services in 5 languages and our staff speak 9 languages altogether.

Arabic, Bangla, English, Somali & Tigrinya

OUR SERVICES

Explore the types of services we have on offer, from physical activities (walking, swimming, football) to peer support groups and community counselling.

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When & Where?

  • 7 Thorpe Close - Mon, Tue, Wed

  • The Stowe Centre - Tue & Wed

  • By phone: Tue & Thu

By appointment only. Please follow the link below to fill in a form with your details and we will call you back to book you an appointment.

We offer advice & information to local residents in Arabic, English & Somali. Our community advisors can help with a wide range of issues including benefits, housing, debt, school engagement, local authority issues and health advocacy, amongst others.

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If you have complex needs which may take some time to resolve, our staff may refer you to our casework team. The casework team provides support with complex housing issues, domestic abuse, engagement with social services, support with solicitors, long-term school engagement and more. We work closely with partners such as Early Help, Citizens Advice and Shelter to ensure the best possible service.

When & Where?

By arrangement.

Referral required. You must be referred by one of our staff members to access this service. Please book an Advice & Information appointment  and speak to one of our community advisors if you feel it may be what you need.

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Our two professional counsellors offer community counselling to local residents. One counsellor focuses on the Somali community and the other focuses on the Arabic-speaking community. You will need to be referred to this service by a Midaye staff member.

When & Where?

  • Arabic: Tue, Wed & Fri

  • Somali: Tue

Referral required. You must be referred by one of our staff members to access this service. Please book an Advice & Information appointment  and speak to one of our community advisors if you feel it may be what you need.

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When & Where?

​By arrangement only.

Referral required. You must be referred by one of our staff members to access this service. Please book an Advice & Information appointment  and speak to one of our community advisors if you feel it may be what you need.

This service is similar to casework in that we work closely with the service user for an extended period but our focus in this case is the wellbeing of children under the age of 18. We will work with the whole family to help them improve their circumstances, their family relationships and their engagement with schools.

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We provide critical support for women and girls who have been abused with FGM or other forms of violence or abuse. Our culturally sensitive approach means that we are able to get closer to women in our communities, build trust with them quickly and effectively and open pathways for support.

When & Where?

  • By arrangement.

  • St. Mary's Hosp. - Tue

  • Chelsea & West. Hosp. - Thu

  • Queen Charlotte's Hosp. - Fri

Referral required. You must be referred by one of our staff members to access this service. Please book an Advice & Information appointment  and speak to one of our community advisors if you feel it may be what you need.

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Trained health advocates work with individuals to help them understand their health challenges and to make choices and lifestyle choices that will help them overcome these difficulties. We also help improve access to healthcare, raise complaints and interact with professionals and the healthcare system.

When & Where?

​By arrangement only.

Referral required. You must be referred by one of our staff members to access this service. Please book an Advice & Information appointment  and speak to one of our community advisors if you feel it may be what you need.

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When & Where?

​By invitation only.

We run training for new Parent & Carer Champions from time to time. If you are interested in joining in or finding out more, please visit our Parent & Carer Champions page by following the link below.

Our Parent & Carer Champions are a group of specially trained volunteers. They work with neighbours and local residents to encourage a community response to youth crime and violence. They do outreach, attend consultations and public forums and work to raise awareness of the services available to parents and carers who may benefit from some additional support.

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Our peer support groups are our most popular and one of our most exciting offerings. We have groups for men and women and for Arabic, Bangla, Somali and Tigre speakers in various locations around West London including North Kensington, Paddington, White City, Chelsea Riverside and Fulham.

When & Where?

  • Arabic men (North Ken): Mon

  • Bangla women (North Ken): Tue

  • Arabic women (Paddington): Wed

  • Somali men (White City): Wed

  • Somali women (Fulham): Thu

  • Arabic women (Chelsea): Thu

  • Tigre women (?): Thu

  • Somali women (White City): Fri

  • Somali women (North Ken): Fri

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Another really exciting programme is the range of physical activities that we offer. Choose from gym classes, spinning (cycling), yoga, swimming and walking. These are all women's only activities.

We also offer football for men and for children.

When & Where?

  • Full body workout: Mon​

  • Yoga: Tue

  • Spinning: Tue

  • Swimming: Sat

  • Football (children): Sat

  • Football (women): Sun

  • Walking: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat

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When & Where?

  • English classes: Mon

  • Somali Culture (children): Mon​

  • Maxadara Cibadurahman: Tue

  • Sewing (North Ken): Wed

  • Sewing (White City): Thu

  • Nourania: Fri

  • Bangla Class (children): Sat

We strongly believe in the importance of personal growth and development. In addition to occasional workshops, information sessions and training opportunities we also offer regular English language classes, sewing classes and spiritual development groups.

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We offer a supplementary school in White City for primary school and secondary school children. We also offer a homework club on a Tuesday in North Kensington and targeted homework tutoring on Fridays.

When & Where?

  • Homework Club (North Ken): Tue

  • Supp. School (White City): Tue

  • Homework Tutoring: Fri

  • Supp. School (White City): Fri

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We offer peer groups, classes and physical activities for young people and children.

We also organise outings, activities and workshops from time to time.

When & Where?

  • Somali Culture: Mon

  • Young Girls' Group: Mon

  • Mentoring Clinic: Tue

  • Young Boys' Group: Thu

  • Football: Sat

  • Outings, workshops: by arrangement.

English Language Class

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11am - 1pm

Online

Any Language

For Adults

Sheeko: Somali Language & Cultural Exploration

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5pm - 8pm

Silchester Estate

Somali

For Children / Young People

North Kensington Men's Group

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12pm - 3pm

Golborne Rd

Arabic

For Men

Young Midaye Girls' Group

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6.30pm - 8pm

Online

English

For Girls

Full Body Workout

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12.15pm - 1.15pm

Westway Gym

Any Language

For Women

Coffee & Book Club

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12.30pm - 2pm

By Arrangement

Arabic

For Women

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FGM Clinic

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By Appointment

St. Mary's Hospital

Any Language

For Women

Bengali Women Support Group

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10.45am - 1pm

Edward Woods Est.

Bangla

For Women

Maxadara Cibadurahman

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1pm - 2.30pm

Online

Somali

For Women

Journey of Hope Workshop (Somali)

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7.30pm - 9pm

Online

Somali

For Women

Debt & Benefits Clinic

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By Appointment

7 Thorpe Close

Somali, English

For Adults

Yoga Class

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11am - 12pm

By Arrangement

Arabic

For Women

Arabic Counselling Clinic

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1.30pm - 2.30pm

By Phone

Arabic

For Adults

Spin Class

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10am - 11am

Westway Gym

Any Language

For Women

Somali Counselling Clinic

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11am - 5pm

By Phone

Somali

For Adults

Mentoring Clinic for Young People

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By Arrangement

By Arrangement

English

For Children / Young People

South K&C Walking Group

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10am - 12pm

Chelsea Riverside

Arabic

For Women

Spiritual Journey (Yemeni)

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1pm - 2pm

Online

Arabic

For Women

Homework Club

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4.30pm - 6.30pm

7 Thorpe Close

English

For Children / Young People

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Sewing Class

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9.30am - 12.30pm

7 Thorpe Close

Somali

For Women

Somali Mens' Group

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1pm - 4pm

Shepherd's Bush

Somali

For Men

Specialist Advice Clinic with CAB & Shelter

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By Appointment

7 Thorpe Close

Any Language

For Adults

Supplementary School

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5pm - 9pm

Woodlane Com. Cntr

English

For Children / Young People

Westminster Women's Inspire Group

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11am - 2pm

Harrow Rd

Arabic

For Women

Journey of Hope Workshop (Arabic)

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7.30pm - 9pm

Online

Arabic

For Women

Arabic Counselling Clinic

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1pm - 3pm

7 Thorpe Close

Arabic

For Adults

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FGM Clinic

 

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By Appointment

ChelWest Hospital

Any Language

For Women

Arabic Womens' Peer Support Group

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10.30am - 12.30pm

7 Thorpe Close

Arabic

For Women

Special Needs Parents' Empowerment Group

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7.30pm - 9.30pm

Online

Somali

For Adults

Fulham Mothers' Group

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10am - 12pm

Sands End CC

Somali

For Women

Sewing Class

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10am - 1.30pm

Woodlane Com. Cntr

Somali

For Women

 

Womens' Empowerment Group

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11am - 1.30pm

Chelsea Youth Club

Arabic

For Women

Westminster Walking Group

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10.30am - 1.30pm

Paddington

Arabic

For Women

Westminster Somali Women's Group

 

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10am - 1pm

The Stowe Centre

Somali

For Adults

Young Midaye Boys' Group

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5.30pm - 7.30pm