Full time Staff
Years in operation
SUCCESFUL ASYLUM CASES
Providing information and advice to the Tamil community in the UK
While most of our casework and representation is with regard to asylum and immigration matters ...
Every Thursday the elder members of the Tamil community meet at the Manor park community centre.
The Tamil Welfare Association (Newham) UK widely known by its acronym TWAN is a community organisation formed in September 1986 as a self help group by Tamil refugees with the intention of relieving the Tamil migrant community from poverty and to assist the individual refugees in their resettlement in the UK. The organisation
became company limited by guarantee in 1992 and obtained charity status in August 1995. It has been awarded with specialist quality mark status by the Legal Service Commission and also has been exempted by the OISC to provide immigration advice.
Fleeing Tamil refugees arrive in the UK.
Inaugural meeting of the organisation was held by refugees allowed to stay.
Formally constituted as a Community organisation.
Obtained some unused premises for occupation by refugees and hlped bring in many other policies for Refugee families.
Shop obtained from Newham council for office based activities.