Praxis Community Projects


Advice & Information

Praxis provides advice, information and casework to migrants on a wide range of issues.  Our experienced advice team speaks a range of community languages and interpreters are also available.


* Praxis summer closure 2017 *

Please note that as in previous years, Praxis services will be taking a break in August. We will be closed to the public from Monday 31st July to Sunday 3th September 2017. During this time appointments for existing clients will continue as normal, but the following services will not be running:

- Advice drop-in sessions

- Groups

- ESOL classes


Our services will re-open as normal on Monday 4th September 2017.



Praxis advice services

Tower Hamlets drop-in advice & form-filling session (TH residents only)
Weekly on Thursdays, 10am – 12.30pm

We can help Tower Hamlets residents with advice relating to:

• Welfare benefits
• Housing & homelessness
• Asylum support
• Immigration
• Debt adviser available fortnightly 11 – 12.30pm (from Thursday 8th September)
• Form-filling (please call or ask at reception to check which forms we can help with)


Pan-London immigration advice drop-in
Third Friday of every month, 10am – 12.30pm

This drop-in session is open to all, for matters relating to immigration (no Tower Hamlets residents please as they can come to the weekly drop-in above). Please note that this session is very busy & we have to cap numbers. Please do come early as we see people on a first come, first served basis.


We have limited capacity to take external referrals. Please email us at to check whether we can help.



Rubia’s story

Rubia, originally from Bangladesh, had been in the UK for some years and had become a British citizen.  She did not speak English and was quite isolated from the community as she stayed mainly in the family home looking after her children. Rubia told us her husband was physically and emotionally abusive.

A Bengali speaking adviser talked to Rubia and stressed the importance of her safety, offering her options for immediate assistance.  Rubia was reluctant to take these offers as she did not feel that she was in immediate physical danger but was unhappy with the situation and unsure what to do and what her rights might be if she took any action against her husband.

The adviser explained to Rubia that she had full rights to benefits as a British citizen and referred the client to a Bengali speaking worker at Victim Support for provision of further information about the different options which might be available to her.


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