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What we do?
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iA provides the following vital services that aims at changing the lives of our users.

Face-to-face session, a confidential advice service and support in areas of health, family reunion, training and employment, welfare needs, housing and immigration.

Serving vulnerable, targets elderly, single parents and young people. Offering confidence building process, networking and tools of settlement.

Organising cultural activities, that familiarise the host society with Iraqi's diverse rich and colourful culture.

Providing outreach work, reaching sick and those who have difficulties to travel, assist with health assessment and other areas of settlement.

Awareness raising, addressing media and other interested groups with relevant Iraqi issues.

Training offers, organising courses to improve skills of unemployed clients, using tailored made courses.

Voices from iCA

Jabbar:
"Last year we have assisted 5645 Individuals, many of them suffer enormous difficulties to settle. We had penniless clients, with no friends or relatives. The fact is that as a small charity, often we face difficulties to cope with enormous and complex needs of our clients. Our charity is becoming a haven for many vulnerable people. The end of the dictator in Iraq was an emotive period for everyone here, our energy is now aimed at meeting the changing needs of our community."

Tavga:
"Our main task is a practical one, we focus on making a real difference to the lives of our clients and without any prejudices of any kind. Everyday I see people with shattered lives, many are isolated and in need of attention. I assist with health problems and often many of my clients require mental health attention. I also provide necessary aid and assistance to vulnerable women and young people, such as family reunion, and psychological problems.

Thekra:
"Every day I deal with five cases that ranges from needs assessment to welfare advice, education, training and employment guidance. Often I help with cases of hardship and extreme isolation. I am proud to be a community worker, a challenging work with and for people who have suffered enough."

Hashim:
"We seek to work with others whenever we can, in order to achieve more for our charity's users. One of my duties is to organise activities with youth and families. I also prepare and organise activities for socially excluded children and youth. It is a networking opportunity for many disadvantaged children and their parents. May I say that I was very pleased that our soccer youth team (Somer) had an opportunity to meet England's football team manager, Sven Goran Erickson."

Widad
"Volunteerism is a pivotal part of the charity's work. Many of our volunteers have excellent potentials. We provide opportunities to improve their skills and work experience. It is a proud record of achievements. On average, we have 4 regular volunteers every week." Equally I organise regular workshops and activities for elderly members of the community, it is a wonderful work that eases isolation amongst our elders."

Khlod
"I regularly organise and prepare activities aimed at promoting a healthy lifestyle that reduces chronic diseases amongst our community as well as giving up smoking habit. Our awareness programme ranges from target-led workshops, advice, publication materials and networking with other specialist agencies."
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Iraqi Association, Unit 1 Cavell House, 233 Wood Lane, London W12 0HL
Tel: 02070232650
Registered as the Iraqi Community Association under Charities Act 1993 No. 1101109
and Companies Act 1985 & 1989 No. 4684099
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