What we do
We offer free, independent and confidential advice and information on immigration (OISC level 1), welfare benefits, debt, health, homelessness, housing and education in Westminster and neighbouring boroughs.
We provide counselling and therapeutic support to refugee and asylum seeking women who are survivors of trauma, often gender-based. This includes trafficking, domestic violence, rape, forced marriage, female genital mutilation (FGM) and others. Our approach is holistic, looking at the development of the women, and their children, both emotionally and in their day to day practical life.
Our health project which has been running for many years, aims to increase access to health services and healthy living activities and identify barriers to access to healthy living and health services. We raise awareness on prevention of diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and many more.
In addition, we run weekly IT and ESOL classes.
We provide advice, representation and signposting for client in the following areas:
:: Welfare Rights
Any other Social Issues
Service & Activities
Advice and representation on welfare Issues
KCIA is well established French, Portuguese and Lingala speaking charity providing representation and advice in immigration and asylum law, Housing Problems, Education orientation, Health advocacy and Interpreting/Translating services.
These services are free to people who are eligible.
We also offer a fee-paying (non-profit) service. We are funded by local authorities and trusts. Our asylum and immigration advice & guidance is provided confidentially. .
Providing information, guidance, support, advice, advocacy, and counselling on various issues affecting children and youth people development: