The Evelyn Oldfield Unit is an independent, membership-based, charitable organisation. We aim to provide, develop and coordinate specialist aid and support services for established Refugee and Migrant Organisations and individuals in order to increase their capacity and potential for meeting the needs of their communities.

Our Work

The EOU is committed to be inspired by the needs of RMCO. Thus, we aim to provide services and support that will enable RMCO to fulfil their potential and to make a positive contribution to the wider society. All the services provided by the EOU are divided into different projects. Each project is assigned to a special project leader or development worker. The EOU provides the following services:

  • Provide accredited research courses to enable BAMER groups to develop evidence based planning and research for influence
  • Supporting students through a mentoring scheme
  • Consultancy and training to support women
  • Provide and organise seminars and workshops
  • Building strategic engagement, collaboration and improving access to services
  • Support for people from BAMER backgrounds to access local and meaningful volunteering opportunities

Our current work is delivered via four key projects

Click on the About Us tab above to learn more about The Evelyn Oldfield Unit’s background and members.

Our Quality Objectives
  • 1. Achieve ISO 9001 certification by March 2015
  • 2. 80% overall satisfaction from the trainee surveys
  • 3. All agreed project outcomes to be met

We will measure out quality performance against the above objectives. For more information about ISO 9001, the process and the benefits to Evelyn Oldfield Unit, click here


11th of June Conference for Research for Action & Influence Students

The Evelyn Oldfield Unit would like to invite you to the presentations of community action research undertaken by members of London’s refugee and migrant communities on the 11th of June, from 1.00-5.00pm Read the full article…

Research for Action & Influence Project Update

We are currently opening a few of our Research for Action & Influence sessions on: 23rd of April: 1.30-5.30pm Venue: Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, N7 6PA Fundraising – learning how Read the full article…

SWP Conference – 24th of June. Full day event

The annual Supporting Refugee Women conference will take place on the 24th of June 2015. This conference has been set up to bring together stakeholders working on issues related to Read the full article…

Accredited Introduction to Counselling Skills Course for Refugee Women – June 2015

We are now open for applications! The Evelyn Oldfield Unit is launching its new accredited counselling skills course. This project is funded by Comic Relief. We would like to offer Read the full article…

Domestic Violence in Refugee and Asylum-seeking Women’s Groups – 19th May

Do you know what to do when a woman discloses that she has been a victim or are at risk from violence or abuse? This could be domestic, physical, sexual Read the full article…

Mental health engagement event 13th of May

An event for refugee community organisations and mainstream groups (women only). The session has been designed to bring together refugee women’s projects with mainstream women’s groups. The first part of Read the full article…

Board of Trustees Vacancies at EOU

The Evelyn Oldfield Unit (EOU) wants to recruit five new Trustees, and is looking to attract applications from individuals with a background in finance, human resources, law, public relations and Read the full article…

‘London is Home’ E3 Project

Would you like to volunteer on the innovative e3 English Language project?  Do you speak Bengali or Somali?  Then we would love to hear from you! Hundreds of E3 learners Read the full article…


FREE ESOL Classes Would you like improve your English? If the answer is yes, then you are warmly welcome to attend our beginner’s classes. The course is FREE, but there Read the full article…

Membership Renewal

To find out about becoming an Evelyn Oldfield Unit member or to renew your membership for 2015/16, please visit our Membership page.