About British Arab Resource Centre Ltd (BARC)
BARC works to achieve the above aims through:
* Health promotion and culture awareness programmes in support of health social welfare and coping skills;
* Reach socially excluded groups within the Arab community that are unresponsive to conventional service delivery programme;
* Enable positive interaction with local communities thus acting as an Interface between our clients and the wider British society also vice Versa;
* Promote and enhance socioeconomic integration.
Moreover, BARC provides culturally appropriate services to the socially excluded Arab community in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea, such as:
* Children Young People & Families Involvement: Provide Information about relevant services locally. Referrals and signpost to provider agencis. Foster Partnersips with service provider agencies.
* Ammar Bin Yasser Mother Tongue/Supplementary School: The School was established in 1994 as a result of the demands and feedback the organization obtained from our members and users of our services, especially parents. This project continues to be in demand. The Ammar Bin Yasser Mother-Tongue School currently benefits over 140 children per annum, a waiting list of 29. Classes have become a focal point for parents, especially mothers with younger children. This Project also helps parents to befriend each other and seek support on other mutual concerns on education, health, housing and social care.
* As result of the success of Ammar Bin Yasser Mother-Tongue School and feedback from parent, BARC is in the process of working in partnership with Westminster city council and Voluntary action Westminster to raise the achievements of Arabic speaking children and young people in the mainstream schools
* Arabic Speaking Older People's Project: This Project has been successfully delivered on a weekly basis since 1999, in partnership with Westminster City Council, KCW Health Authority and Westminster Primary Care Trust. Due to the success of this project and the increasing demands from the Arabic speaking community, BARC is starting two more luncheon clubs in Church St (Westminster) and Earls Court (Kensington & Chelsea)
* English for Beginner Adults: established April 2005, in partnership with Westminster Adult Education Services.
BARC (formally known as the Yemeni Community Association) believes in equal opportunities, diversity and has adopted an Equal Opportunity Policy. For the provision of Advice, BARC has obtained the Provisional Quality Mark from the Community Legal Services and general help.
For Arabic communities who are interested in more information, please the British Arab Resource Centre Ltd (BARC):
Tel: 0208 962 9432
Fax: 0208 960 7518
British Arab Resource Centre Ltd
The Beethoven Centre
Adjacent to: 174K Third Avenue,
London, W10 4JL
0208 962 9432 (telephone)
0208 962 9432 (advice)
Monday to Friday (9.30-17.30)
Disabled access: Our office is fully accessible
Tube/Rail: Queen's Park Station (underground & railway)
Buses: 6, 316, 36, and 187.