Kiran Support Services was established in 1990.
We are Asian Women Empowering Asian Women for over 30 years.
WHAT WE DO
We provide safe supported housing to South Asian women and children. Our support is provided in a culturally sensitive, non-judgemental manner by Asian women to Asian women in their own language. We can provide refuge accommodation to other women who may identify similarities with us through language, culture or religion.
We provide a free and confidential immigration advice service to Asian women only who have suffered domestic abuse. Our immigration advice is provided by a dedicated regulated (OISC Level 3) immigration advisor who is fluent in some South Asian languages. We provide free advice and representation in immigration applications under the domestic violence rules (SET DV). This includes applications under the domestic violence concession (DDVC).
“Sometimes we used to make paper aeroplanes and throw them out of our window. We thought someone might pick them up and come to help us.”
The words of two brothers
we supported in our refuge.
We provide support and guidance for children and young people staying in our refuges and for those living in the wider community. We recognise the impact that experiencing and/or witnessing domestic abuse will have upon children and young people.
We understand the emotional and psychological harm an abusive relationship can cause. Managing and looking after one's mental health is key to recovery. We are committed to providing counselling to our service users in either a South-Asian language or English; whichever a survivor feels most comfortable and confident with.
We can help you to obtain specialist family legal advice. Emergency injunction and protective orders can be applied for to protect you and your children. During the current pandemic, the family courts are working very hard to avoid physical hearings and are arranging telephone or video hearings where possible.
KIRAN HELPLINE -
CALL US NOW ON 020 8558 1986
Phone lines are open Monday - Friday : 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY CALL THE POLICE ON 999
Over three decades we have set up three refuges supporting Asian women. All are named 'light', demonstrating to all women that with our support we will help shine light on their lives.