Islington BAMER Advice Alliance

Islington BAMER Advice Alliance (ibaa)
is a network of Islington-based information, advice, support and guidance providers delivering advice to disadvantaged, vulnerable and hard-to-reach Black, Minoritised and Refugee communities in the London Borough of Islington. We act as an umbrella organisation bringing together and amplifying voices of BAMER-led groups in Islington, including two women-only organisations supporting survivors of domestic abuse, VAWG, FGM and other gender-based violence. 

Vision and Mission

  • Our vision is one where high-quality, inclusive services are available to the whole community. IBAA believes that every individual can be empowered to make positive changes in their lives.
  • IBAA aims to improve the economic and social well-being of BAMER residents in Islington by providing advice, advocacy and equal access to timely, relevant and accurate information and above all to social justice.


  • Holistic, person-centred, non-judgmental and anti-discriminatory practice that embodies respect
  • and empathy for individuals
  • Addressing access to justice inequalities through prevention strategies
  • Linking legal advice interventions with wider community empowerment
  • Using legal advice and wider well-being initiatives and projects to add value by promoting social
  • Cohesion, developing local social capital and building sustainable community capacity
  • Commitment to self-empowerment – enabling individuals to take control over their own lives and to be the originators and catalysts of their own welfare
  • Supporting individuals to identify and fulfil their own potential
  • Encouraging mutuality through collective approaches to self-help and self-care
  • Championing and promoting social justice and equality
  • Provision of free or affordable legal and social welfare advice services

We offer person-centred support in various community languages (Turkish, Kurdish (Kirmanci and Sorani), Tigrigna, Tigre, Amharic, Somali, Arabic and English) in the following areas: 

  • Housing and Homelessness 
  • Welfare and benefits
  • Finance and Debt
  • Health, Personal Care, Emotional and Mental Wellbeing 
  • Digital Exclusion 
  • Employment and job search
  • immigration and re-settlement  
  • Domestic Violence, VAWG and FGM
  • Hate Crime and Race-based violence 
  • Emotional Support 
  • Neighbour disputes 
  • and more 

Along with this, the ibaa partnership provides various well-being workshops, ESOL classes, financial education and other forms of support. Since 2022, we are also a Cloudesley Welfera Grnats referral partner.

Read more on our websites. 

For the full list, visit our member organisations:

Islington Bangladesh Association

Eritrean Community in the UK

Islington Somali Community



Evelyn Oldfield Unit 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Kristyna Brozova
Contact Position
ibaa Coordinator
07709783748 07709783748
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Name of venue
c/o EOU
Resource for London
356 Holloway Road
N7 6PA

Other Details

Cost Details
Free Services
Can I refer myself?
Referral not required
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