About Us...

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The Refugee and Migrant Forum of West London (RMFWL) is the new name of Hammersmith and Fulham Refugee Forum. Our new name recognises the fact that refugees and migrants face many of the same problems requiring urgent attention and sensible and compassionate solutions. Also, by extending our remit into neighbouring West London boroughs,  we are offering our help and support to areas where refugee and migrant forums have been forced to close down through lack of funding. The Forum has been working for over 15 years to support local refugee community organisations to ensure that their voice is heard, their contribution to the community recognised and that they are able to play a full part in strengthening local community cohesion.

The Hammersmith and Fulham Refugee Forum was founded in November 2000 by representatives of refugee community organisations based in the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. We are a registered charity (No. 1099619) and a private limited company registered with Companies House (No.04570246). We are accredited to PQASSO Quality Standard Level 1.

 

Our Mission and Purpose:

 

  • To defend the rights of refugees and migrants and represent their interests and the views of their organisations to local and national service providers, policymakers and opinion formers
  • To facilitate the exchange of information and improve communication between refugee organisations and others working to improve the lives of refugees in Hammersmith and Fulham and neighbouring boroughs
  • To support and enable refugee and migrant organisations to improve the quality of life of their communities by developing their capacity to meet needs
  • To develop partnerships between refugee and migrant organisations and other agencies that both promote the interests and rights of refugees and refugee organisations in Hammersmith and Fulham  and neighbouring boroughs and aim to provide significant resources to those organisations

 

 

 

Our member Refugee Community Organisations:

Following the disruption caused by loss of premises and funding by many groups this is the up to date list:

 

Banooda Aid Foundation, Bosnia Herzegovina Community Advice Centre, Community Education Forum, Eastern European Advice Centre, Association of the Eritrean Jerberti in UK, Egyptian Association, ILAYS, Iranian Association, Iraqi Association, Iraqi Women’s League, Organisation of HIV Positive African Men, Opportunity for All, Refugee Advice & Support Centre, Roma Support Group, Sahil Housing Association, Somali Women’s Support and Development Group, Sudanese Development Association, Pan African Relief & Development Organisation, Taxi Pata Pata African Arts & Music, Western Kurdistan Association, Zimbabwe Women’s Network UK

 

Our stakeholders include:

 

CITAS (Community Interpreting, Translating and Access/Advocacy Services), SOBUS, Evelyn Oldfield Unit, Hammersmith and Fulham Volunteer Centre, Migrant Voice, REAP (Refugees in Effective and Active Partnership), Refugee Council, Standing Together Against Domestic Violence, Hammersmith and Fulham Council

 

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