About Us

We are an active as a voice in Enfield on behalf of all people from the Horn of Africa, working with council and borough wide agencies to promote awareness of the issues faced by refugees and economic migrants to the UK. We provide a trusted source of support to people who have suffered trauma or abuse and are attempting to make a new life in the UK.

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Our History

 

Poverty Concern was founded in 2009. We are group of people who have come to the UK in the last twenty-five years, from the Horn of Africa. We know at first hand the many issues that confront people in settling in the UK and we want to help those who have come after us.

Since its creation we work to alleviate the poverty and advance the welfare of people in Enfield who have come from the Horn of Africa – Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and Sudan.

We do this through providing comprehensive support, training, Education and advice to both adults and children.

This includes – welfare, immigration and benefits advice; language translation; employment training; functional skills training; supplementary education. We are also a point of contact for community issues, and work with Enfield Safer Neighborhoods team and Enfield council to provide mediation in situations of domestic abuse, anti social behavior and forced marriages.

We are also active as a voice in Enfield on behalf of all people from the Horn of Africa, working with council and borough wide agencies to promote awareness of the issues faced by refugees and economic migrants to the UK. We provide a trusted source of support to people who have suffered trauma or abuse and are attempting to make a new life in the UK.

Aims and Objectives.

  1. To promote for the benefit of the inhabitants of the London Borough of Enfield and surrounding area, the provision of facilities for the recreation or other leisure time occupation of individuals who have need of such facilities by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disablement, financial hardship or social and economic circumstances in the interests of social welfare and with the object of improving the condition of life of the said inhabitants.
  2. To relieve poverty and improve health and wellbeing among refugees, asylum seekers, migrant workers and their dependants living in the London borough of Enfield and the surrounding boroughs, and to promote social inclusion among the aforesaid persons who are socially excluded on the grounds of their social and economic position, by providing advice and education.
  3. To promote human rights as set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child throughout the world by all or many of the following means:
      1. Raise awareness of human rights.
      2. Advancing education concerning human rights.
      3. Providing support for victims of human rights abuses.
  4. The prevention or relief of poverty in Somalia, Djibouti, Sudan, Eritrea, and Ethiopia by providing: grants, items and services to individuals in need and/or charities, or other organisations working to prevent or relieve poverty.

Volunteer

Our volunteers serve by working with children and families, offenders, ex-offenders, victims, or through fundraising, donations, prayers.

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