Welcome to Kingston!
Practical support for migrants living, working or studying in the Kingston area
Non-profit community advocacy and outreach organisation giving advice and guidance to vulnerable migrants living, working or studying in or around Kingston and South West London. Our clients originate from all over the world, many come from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Our core staff are supported by volunteers who undertake a bespoke and accredited training programme to ensure the quality and relevance of advice they give to migrants and their communities in the local area.
If you can offer a couple of hours of your time every fortnight, and especially if you can speak another language aside from English, we'd love to hear from you.
Our service supports migrants, some of whom are refugees, whose first language is not English, they may have poor literacy skills, and are unfamiliar with the system of life in the UK. Our trained advisers can assist clients through practical issues on a wide range of subjects, most commonly housing and rent arrears, debt, benefits and their welfare rights, education and access to health.
We help them to resolve their practical problems and show how to avoid them in the future.
Our phone lines are open Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm.
Our drop-in sessions are on Mondays and Fridays between 10am - 2pm.
Other times are available throughout the week by appointment.
Please call or email to to make an appointment.
Telephone: 020 3488 0638 / 07394 923278
Community Resilience & Integration
Our aim is to ease the integration journey for migrant people living in the local area, and to ease their way back into the wider community post Covid pandemic.
People of BAME background have fared worse during and after the pandemic and their recovery has been slower both from an economic perspective as well as their health and wellbeing.
Families and individuals that are better supported to deal with practical issues will settle in their new environment more quickly. This will ease their journey into work and will also help them to access statutory and third sector services in an appropriate manner.
English classes, Training & Workshops
Take every opportunity to learn
Currently we run 4 levels of ESOL classes:
Entry, Entry 1, Entry 2 and Entry 3.
weekly workshops on all things related to life in the UK;
basic IT and phone skills sessions;
women-only fitness classes.
We run these either at Kingston Library or at Kingsnympton Park
Developing Community Groups
Diverse groups share many similar needs
Getting the Help You Need
Culturally sensitive counselling services, sometimes in non-English mother-tongue, are an essential part of the support people need when they are facing problems they need help to resolve.
Our partners, Islamic Resource Centre, offer affordable and accessible counselling to help community members, from any ethnic or religious background, get back on track.