The SBWA is a registered charity (No. 1056856) and was set up in 1992 to support the Somali and Bravanese community many of whom have escaped war and persecution in Somalia.

The group experience all the difficulties of a largely refugee and immigrant community; language and cultural orientation, problems in accessing training and employment, social and well being opportunities and cultural and religious isolation, particularly among the elderly and young women of the community.

We have run after school sessions and weekend supplementary and Arabic classes, Leadership programs for young people, training  programs and activities for women, business start up initiatives, sport activities as well as a wide range of advice and support services.