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Advice and advocacy services

  • African Educational Cultural Health Organisation (AECHO)
    AECHO assists newly settled Africans and others to integrate positively into British society through, this includes an advocacy service.020 8648 5405 / HnNeale@aol.com / 42 Palestine Grove, Colliers Wood, SW19 2QN
  • Asian Youth Association
    Asian Youth Association provide advocacy, advice, guidance and awareness.07944 679 375 / raheel12003@yahoo.co.uk / St Mark’s Church of England Academy, Acacia Road, Mitcham, CR1 4SF
  • Association for the Polish Family
    Association for the Polish Family provide advocacy and Domestic violence support for the Polish community.07917 401 064 / szczepanski@polishfamily.co.uk / www.polishfamily.co.uk / 66-72 High Street, Colliers Wood, SW19 2BY
  • Bi-lingual Health Advocacy Service
    The Bi-lingual Health Advocacy Service is available to Polish, Tamil and Urdu speaking patients living in the London Boroughs of Sutton and Merton. The Health Advocate can provide interpretation and advocacy help during NHS appointments as well as translation of relevant documents.For Bi-lingual Tamil speaking Health Advocate please contact Verni Vijayarajah
    020 3458 5158 / 079 2029 8854 / vijayarajah@nhs.netFor Urdu or Polish speaking Health Advocate’s details please contact the Sutton and Merton Community Services Admin Centre: 020 83458 5555 / www.smcs.nhs.uk
  • Imagine Mainstream
    Imagine provides community-based support to users of primary and secondary care mental health services in a wide range of areas including Advocacy on housing.020 8408 1612 / lsindoni@imaginementalhealth.org.uk / imaginementalhealth.org.uk/Merton.php / The Generator Business Centre, Mitcham, CR4 3DA
  • Independent Mental Capacity Advocates 0845 0175 198
  • Mariestopes.org.uk  Marie Stopes provides services for Termination of Pregnancy self-referral. In many areas of the country they are able to see women under the NHS (free of charge)- they do not require a letter from your doctor or clinic. Their services include pregnancy testing, choice of counselling, supportive consultation, choice of medical or surgical abortion, one visit only, contraception, and aftercare advice. Call direct on: 0345 300 8090, open 24 hours a day / seven days a week.
  • Merton and Lambeth Citizens Advice Bureaux
    Merton CAB provides information, advice and advocacy services to Community Legal Service quality mark standards on a wide range of subjects including: housing, employment, benefits, debt, consumer, legal and personal.0844 243 8430 / chiefexecutive@mertoncab.cabnet.org.uk / mlcab.org.uk / 7 Crown Parade, Morden, SM4 5DA

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