Asfar’s team has a wide experience which includes: Refugees; BAME Women; London Gangs; and those affected by Poverty both in the UK through the recent financial crash and Welfare Reforms and on an international basis.

Staff members have worked on DWP ESF Families programme in London as project managers, employment support workers and youth officers. Services included: Information, Advice and Guidance; Financial management; Community engagement; ESOL; Socio-economic participation; Skills development; and through our partners’ support in achieving work-based qualfication. Furthermore, Asfar’s team has supported communities, especially Women into sustained employment.

In particular, Asfar’s senior management team has experience working with over 90 British Somalia Women in London, separated from their husbands and trying to look after their children. Most did not speak English but were trying to move into work.

Furthermore, our team has supported Turkish, Arab and Pakistani communities in the UK through our welfare to work experiences.