Parenting

Extra support for parents

Paiwand runs, 13 week Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities parenting courses accredited by the Race and Equality Foundation across schools in North West London. The classes are held in Dari by two professional parenting instructors, with the aim of improving confidence among Afghan parents while addressing issues such as low attendance, nutrition, discipline, healthy relationships and more. Mothers, fathers and carers come to learn more techniques and strategies for looking after their children in the UK.

After the course, we help the group to set up and run a parent support group in their community.
Classes are 1.5 hours every week for 13 weeks.

To find our more about our parenting classes send us an email to info@paiwand.com or talk to our team on 0208 905 8770.


English Classes (ESOL)

ESOL Classes For Adults

Paiwand offers Free ESOL classes to help people study, find work and speak more confidently. The course helps people to learn to communicate through speaking, listening, reading and writing.

By studying with Paiwand, you'll gain a recognised qualification and can move through the levels as your skills improve.

You can join a Paiwand ESOL course if you're a resident or seeking asylum in the UK.

Find a course near you:

Cricklewood
Childs Hill Primary School, Dersingham Rd, London, NW2 1SL
Saturday: Entry 1, 10-12pm
Saturday: Entry 2, 10-12pm.

Edgware
Edgware Primary, Heming Rd, Edgware HA8 9AB
Saturday: Entry 1, 10-12pm
Saturday: Entry 2, 10-12pm

For more information, or to book on to a course, send an email here or contact our team on 0208 905 8770


Emotional Wellbeing

Culturally sensitive therapeutic support

Paiwand offers individual therapeutic services which respect, and work with, the cultural and linguistic needs of refugees and asylum seekers.

Importantly, we provide people with the opportunity to be heard and receive help in their own language, where possible, or in English. We provide talking therapies in Dari, Farsi, Pashtu and English.

Our purpose is to help refugees and asylum seekers to feel empowered to deal with their psychological difficulties by providing specialist counselling, psychotherapy and support.

Some people prefer not to see a therapist because of feelings of mistrust, guilt, shame or embarrassment about what has happened to them, but also due to the intensity of feelings when talking about their experiences. In response to this we have set up psycho-educational community activities which get the community together in a setting where they can learn a new skill, and access support.

Make a Referral

Paiwand’s Appointment Line: 0208 905 8770 (Monday-Friday 10am-5pm)

Paiwand’s Support Hubs:

To get free one-to-one support and advice, phone us to book an appointment at one of our clinics below.

HARROW
Paiwand Afghan Association, 3rd Floor, Middlesex House, 130 College Road, Harrow HA1 1BQ
Monday-Thursday
10am-5pm

EALING
Greenfields Children Centre, Recreation Road, Southall, Ealing UB2 5PF
Weds
9am-4pm

EDGWARE
Edgware Primary School, Heming Road, Edgware HA8 9AB
Tuesday 12.30pm-4pm


Information & Advice

Call Paiwand’s Appointment Line: 0208 905 8770

We have been helping refugees, asylum seekers and migrants for 15 years. We are a charity, run by and for this community so we have first hand experience of the specialist support our friends need. Our trained and professional community advocates give people free advice on housing issues, welfare, debt and immigration.

For example:

  • Assisting with filling in forms, translations, phone calls as well as referrals to other specialist organisations and solicitors
  • Offering advice about, and help applying for, welfare benefits, loans and grants
  • Supporting people to find suitable housing and resolving problems with existing housing
  • Helping to resolve disputes with debt agencies
  • Providing immigration advice, including applications for travel documents and for indefinite housing and benefits
  • We also provide free workshops to people who would like to be empowered with the skills to overcome the above issues on their own, and support their friends and family too.

Paiwand offers information and advice in Dari, Farsi, Pashto, Arabic and English

Paiwand’s Support Hubs:

To get free one-to-one support and advice, phone us to book an appointment at one of our clinics below.

EALING
Greenfields Children Centre, Recreation Road, Southall, Ealing UB2 5PF
Weds
9am-4pm

BARNET
Whitefields School, Claremount Road, Barnet NW2 1TR
Monday
9am-1pm

HARROW
Paiwand Afghan Association, 3rd Floor, Middlesex House, 130 College Road, Harrow HA1 1BQ
Monday-Thursday
10am-5pm