Helen Bamber Foundation

Helen Bamber Foundation

At a glance

Causes

  • Human rights
  • Refugees / migrants

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
National - Britain

Objectives

The Helen Bamber Foundation (HBF) is a human rights charity based in London which was founded in 2005. Our specialist team of therapists, doctors and legal experts have an international reputation for providing therapeutic care, medical consultation, legal protection and practical support to survivors of human rights violations.

HBF grew from the recognition that people who have suffered prolonged inter-personal violence – whether from human trafficking; war; community, domestic or gender-based violence – present with similar physical and psychological symptoms to torture survivors and experience the same complex and enduring responses to their trauma.

We offer our clients a Model of Integrated Care, providing legal, medical, psychological and welfare support, as well as an Integration Programme which includes arts-based groups, and skills-based classes such as English and IT. Through this, we help our clients to develop a sustained recovery from extreme trauma.

Asylum Aid, (previously merged with Migrants Resource Centre under Consonant) is, and has long been, a leader in the Immigration and NGO sector: providing high-level legal and welfare support to ensure the protection of vulnerable refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. Since August 2020, Helen Bamber Foundation and Asylum Aid have combined efforts to support the vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees who need us the most, operating as two separate entities under a group structure, known as the Helen Bamber Foundation Group.

Activities

After many years of working alongside Survivors, we know that in order for them to achieve full and sustained recovery from their experiences, they need consistent support across all aspects of their lives. Not just a bit of it, or half of it: we really mean their whole journey.

Our specialist team of therapists, doctors and legal experts hold an international reputation for providing therapeutic care, medical consultation, legal protection, counter-trafficking support and practical support including welfare and community integration work. 

We are always evolving and improving our model of care through insight and research to ensure we offer our clients the most effective, empathetic care and support. We share our insights and training with other partner frontline organisations to help those Survivors we can’t directly reach and work to improve and inform Government policy and best practice.

Current opportunities

London (North), NW1 0TF

The Access to Healthcare Volunteer will work with and advocate for clients to ensure they overcome barriers and get the healthcare support they...