Support in Other Languages
IRMO works to enable the development, agency, and participation of Latin Americans and other Spanish and Portuguese speakers, by responding to both immediate needs and structural inequalities.
We do this by offering high quality information and advice services, opportunities for development and training, and a platform to seek social and systemic change.
Our work is organised across three main operational areas and a cross-cutting area:
- Advice and Casework: We provide frontline, one-to-one advice and casework in Spanish and Portuguese on key areas of need for the community, including immigration, welfare entitlements, housing and homelessness prevention.
- Education, Training and Employment: Our comprehensive programme of support in education, training and employment includes a range of activities aimed at improving our beneficiaries’ social and cultural integration in the UK.
- Children and Young People: Our family and youth projects offer dedicated ESOL classes, homework support and creative workshops for recently arrived children and young people. Parents are supported to meet their family needs and access other services through targeted advice, advocacy, referrals and learning workshops.
- Advocacy, Research, Policy mapping and Campaigning: to ensure fair and equal access to services and exercise of rights for Latin Americans and other Spanish and Portuguese speakers in London.
Lambeth Portuguese Wellbeing Partnership
The Lusophone Mutual Aid Group supports the Portuguese Speaking community, helping to bridge the language barrier and to access essential support services.
Support line for Portuguese speakers: 0203 143 4060
Respeito is dedicated to reducing domestic abuse in the Portuguese speaking community by raising awareness of its negative impact and by providing training, support and information to empower people to become agents for change. Respeito is based on the principles of Equality, Human Rights and Social Integration.
Latin American Disabled People's Project
Improving the quality of life of disabled Spanish and Portuguese speaking people living in London. Also working with carers, families and communities to improve the quality of their lives, break isolation and support community integration. This includes support for people with mental health problems.
Services include a Wellbeing and Mental Health Project. They have set aside two days a week relating to health support and offer 1 to 1 Mental Health and Well-being drop-in sessions.
They also provide advice, advocacy, information, representation on welfare, disability benefits, housing and health services. In addition, they provide IT and English classes, workshops, language coaching, interpreting, help with citizenship processes, children and family activities, befriending services, user development services, social and cultural events and volunteering opportunities.
Telephone: 020 7793 8399
This charity aims to improve the quality of life in the local neighbourhood by undertaking projects, building partnerships, and supporting residents to take action on issues they care about. Working with residents to create a neighbourhood where people feel happy and safe, and where they have a sense of pride and ownership.
They offer a bilingual service for the Portuguese community, and can be contacted in Portuguese by email.
The website has the facility to be translated to any language.
LAWRS offers free and confidential specialist services for all Latin American women, including advice and counselling for women facing gender violence, and legal advice in welfare benefits, housing, debt, and employment rights, as well as integration activities and groups where you can meet other women in the community.
All of the services are delivered in Spanish and Portuguese and they offer free crèche support for women with children.