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Asian Women Lone Parents Association (AWLPA)

Asian Women Lone Parents Association (AWLPA)

“Working to improve the quality of life for single Asian mothers”

The Asian Women Lone Parents Association (AWLPA) works to support Asian women who are lone parents, and their children, by providing services which enable them to improve their lives and wellbeing.

THEIR VISION: 

“to enable all Asian women lone parents to have all the tools and support they require in order to be full participants in society, with access to the widest range of education, health, employment, and cultural opportunities.”

THEIR VALUES:

  • Respect for the decision of Asian women to divorce or separate without ‘blame’ being attached to them that stigmatises their choices. Belief that women experiencing domestic violence cannot be held accountable for the actions of others which are outside of their control.
  • Belief that these women deserve to have opportunities for personal and emotional support.
  • Belief that Asian women lone parents deserve to have educational and career development opportunities.
  • Belief that Asian women lone parents deserve to be fully informed about the services, facilities, benefits and options which they are entitled to.
  • Belief that these women should live as lone parents should they choose to do so, and to have dignity and self respect, as well as the respect of the intra cultural and wider community.
  • To value the children of lone parent families and treat them as equal to other children.

SERVICE USERS:

  • Mainly first generation migrants from India, Pakistan, Banglasesh, Sri Lanka and, more recently, British born second or third generation of South Asian heritage.
  • Aged between 18 and 55.

SERVICES:

  • One to one support work
  • Initial assessments
  • Problem solving and action planning
  • Information, guidance and advocacy
  • Referrals and signposting to other organisations
  • Connection to other women and networks
  • Volunteering
  • Activities and group work
  • Training and skills
  • Workshops including confidence building, increasing self esteem, parenting, mental health awareness, volunteering, goal setting, positive and healthy living
  • Social events

Service caters for linguistic and cultural needs and are often carried out in a variety of South Asian languages including: Bengali, Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi.


Lone mothers from a South Asian heritage
Website, email or phone
020 7700 0675
info@awlpa.org
Asian Women Lone Parents Association
London N7

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We are really flexible and can work around you. We can come and meet you, or you can drop in and see us. If you’d rather speak to us over the phone, or send us an email or text – that’s fine too.

Opening hours:  9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday

Drop-in hours:   Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 1pm – 4pm (6 x 30min face-to-face appointments available on these days)

Call:                     0203 751 9684

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Drop in:               You won’t usually need to make an appointment to come in and see us in the afternoons.

If you want to pop in during the hours of 12pm-4.30pm, just turn up and someone will be there ready to speak to you.

You can visit us at the main Hub here:

Southwark Wellbeing Hub, at Thames Reach Employment Academy, 29 Peckham Road, London, SE5 8UA.

Come to Reception and ask for the Southwark Wellbeing Hub. Someone from our team will then come and meet you.

Closest train stations: Peckham Rye and Denmark Hill
Buses: 12, 36, 171, 345, 436 (Vestry Rd stop)

Our pop-ups:

You don’t need an appointment to visit us at one of our pop-up locations. These locations may change month to month so do come back to find out where we are currently.

 

Dragon Cafe, Crypt of St George the Martyr Church, Borough High St, SE1 1JA
Closest tube station: Borough
Buses: 35, 40, 133, 343, C10 (Borough stop)
Dragon Café is across the street from Borough tube station, and based inside St George the Martyr’s church, in their crypt.

Mondays at 14:00 – 16:00 (this Pop Up is closed during August)

 

T&T2, Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, Redriff Road, London SE16 7LL
Train: Surrey Quays
Bus: 199, 225, 381 (Surrey Quays Shopping Centre)

Mondays at 14:00 – 16:00 (except for the third Monday of each month)

 

The Gardens GP SurgeryThe Gardens, London SE22 9QU
Train: East Dulwich
Bus: 12, 63, 197, 363 (The Gardens stop)
This Pop Up can be used by patients of The Gardens Surgery – appointments can be booked by contacting the surgery.

The third Monday of each month at 15:00 – 17:00 (see Events calendar for dates)

 

Paxton Green Health Centre, 1 Alleyn Park, London SE21 8AU
Train: Gipsy Hill
Bus: 3 (Gipsy Hill stop)
This Pop Up can be used by patients of Paxton Green Group Practice GP Surgery – please contact the surgery to book an appointment.

Tuesdays at 10.00 – 13.00

 

Pembroke House, 80 Tatum Street, London SE17 1QR
Train/Tube: Elephant and Castle
Bus: 42 (Congreve St stop) 21, 53, 63, 168, 172, 363, 453 (Old Kent Road East Street stop)

Every other Tuesday at 11.00 – 13.00 (see Events calendar for dates)

 

East St GP Surgery, 301 East Street, Walworth, London SE17 2SX
Train/Tube: Elephant and Castle
Bus: 42 (Congreve St stop) 21, 53, 63, 168, 172, 363, 453 (Old Kent Road East Street stop)
This Pop Up can be used by patients of East St GP Surgery – please contact the surgery to book an appointment.

Every other Tuesday at 14.00 – 17.00 (see Events calendar for dates)

 

Talfourd Care Leavers’ Hub, 7 Talfourd Place, London SE15 5NW
Train: Peckham Rye
Bus: 12, 36, 136, 171, 343, 345, 436 (Southampton Way)

The first Wednesday of each month at 13.00 – 15.00 (see Events calendar for dates)

 

Lambeth College, Clapham Centre, 45 Clapham Common South Side, London, SW4 9BL
Tube: Clapham Common
Bus: 50, 155, 249, 690 (Elms Road/Windmill on the Common)

The second Wednesday of each month at 12.00 – 15.00 (see Events calendar for dates)

 

Lewisham Southwark College, Waterloo Campus, 25 The Cut, London SE1 8LS
Tube: Southwark
Train: Waterloo East
Bus: 45, 63, 100 (Southwark stop)

Thursdays at 12.00 – 14.00 during term time

 

Blackfriars Settlement, 1 Rushworth Street, London SE1 0RB
Tube: Southwark
Bus: 35, 40, 133, 343, C10 (Southwark Street); 45, 63, 100 (Pocock Street); 344 (Great Suffolk Street); 381, RV1 (Lavington Street)
This Pop Up is run in conjuction with Blackfriars Settlement and Three Cs‘ Well Connected programme.

The first Thursday of each month at 10.00 – 12.00 (see Events calendar for dates)

 

Nunhead Surgery, 58 Nunhead Grove, London SE15 3LY
Train: Nunhead
Bus: 78, P12 (Nunhead Green stop)
When you first arrive at the Nunhead Surgery, present yourself at reception. This Pop Up can be used by patients of Nunhead Surgery – please contact the surgery to book an appointment.

Thursdays at 14:00 – 17:00 (closed on the third Thursday of each month – see Events calendar for details)

 

The Green Nunhead, 5 Nunhead Green, London SE15 3QQ
Train: Nunhead
Bus: 78, P12 (Nunhead Green stop)

The third Thursday of each month at 14:00 – 17:00 (see Events calendar for dates)

 

Inspire Café, The Crypt At St Peters, Liverpool Grove, London SE17 2HH
Tube: Kennington
Bus: 12, 35, 45, 148, 171 (Westmoreland Road stop)

Fridays at 12:00 – 15:00