Latin American Women’s Aid (LAWA)
Latin American Women’s Aid (LAWA) apoya a mujeres y niños saliendo de situaciones de violencia doméstica a través de la asesoría, el consejo y un refugio de emergencia. Empoderamos a las mujeres para que lleven una vida independiente, conozcan sus derechos y provean a sus hijos de un futuro esperanzador.
Latin American Women’s Aid Refuge (LAWA) is a UK charity that supports Latin American and other black and ethnic minority women and children experiencing domestic violence to start a new life and play a fuller role in the community. They do this by offering emergency accommodation along with a range of services designed to ensure high quality of service provision. LAWA has 27 years of experience successfully running the only refuge in the UK to Latin American women and children in their native language. They also provide comprehensive, culturally sensitive and holistic advice, including family and community outreach work in other areas of London.
LAWA offer one-to-one support, drop-in sessions and remote support via telephone and email for clients who have difficulties accessing our offices. Their comprehensive advice and advocacy services include:
• Personal safety planning
• Risk assessments
• Temporary accommodation
• Advice in the areas of: welfare benefits, housing, child support options, legal remedies, overcoming access barriers to statutory services, referrals to solicitors and accompanying clients throughout the legal process in their native languages, support with accessing counselling etc.
• Specialised support services for children
• Support with skills development (languages and further education)
• Family outings and social activities
Please get in touch to see how we can help.
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
Text: ‘HUB1’ and your query to 82727
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)
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 January)
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 Tuesday at 11.00 – 13.00 (see Events calendar for dates)
Blackfriars Settlement, 1 Rushworth Street, London SE1 0RB
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
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)
Inspire Café, The Crypt At St Peters, Liverpool Grove, London SE17 2HH
Bus: 12, 35, 45, 148, 171 (Westmoreland Road stop)
Fridays at 12:00 – 15:00