Charity information

Barka UK

Barka UK is a non-for-profit organisation that was established in June 2007. The organisation was created in response to an appeal by the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, who became increasingly concerned with the plight of Central and Eastern European (CEE) migrants on the streets, who were suffering from homelessness and substance misuse.

Barka UK has since been working in London boroughs in close partnership with Local Councils, Outreach Teams, Day Centres, and CEE Consulates within its Reconnection Programme (assisting destitute persons returning to their country of origin). Other existing projects include Pan-London Social Economy Centre, Free Migrant Helpline, English Language Programme and Educational Training Programme. The provision of high quality services by the organisation is evidenced by the various testimonies, personal experiences and opinions of our ex-service users.

Barka UK’s Reconnection Project model has a proven successful track record of tackling homelessness in London, Holland, Ireland and Hamburg; and is due to start operating in Belgium in the near future.

Founded 2007

  • Mission statement

    Barka UK is committed to assisting homeless people in our community. Our mission is to empower severely excluded people to regain their independence and dignity by social integration. We also offer support for their personal development through education and entrepreneurship. Prevention services are in place to help people avoid homelessness. The aim is to improve health and well-being of destitute persons in our society, through education and improved community programs. We have developed a life-changing training programme that uses employment as the lever, and tackles some of the underlying issues behind people being unable to find and keep work.

  • Aims

    Barka UK aims to:

    • Barka UK is committed to assisting homeless people in our community. Our mission is to empower severely excluded people to regain their independence and dignity by social integration.
  • Overview

    Established: June 2007

    Registered Charity Number: 1132108

    Board members: 5

    Full time staff: 10

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 20

    Phone number: 0207 275 7768

    Address: 186 Culford Road N1 4DS London N1 4DS

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