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 these key projects

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

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EOU E-Bulletin May 20th 2016 Issue no. 30  

Access to Health and Mental Health Care for Refugee and Asylum Seeking Women

click here to book on eventbrite Ensuring Health Care and Mental Health Care services are accessible and equally beneficial to refugee and asylum seeking (RAS) women requires an informed strategy. Read the full article…

SWP Conference Flyer

SWP conference final

RAI conference short flyer

Research For Action and Influence Conference short flyer

Supporting Refugee & Migrant Women Annual Conference

Annual Conference – Supporting Refugee & Migrant Women Organised by the Evelyn Oldfield Unit – Supporting Women Project (click here to book) This conference will bring together refugee and migrant community Read the full article…

Credibility Issues in Women’s Asylum Claims Film + Panel Discussion

Event Description (book here) When women seek protection from human rights abuses, why is it that their narratives are not believed when they apply for asylum? A negative credibility assessment Read the full article…

Bow County Court Visit 17th May

Following the success of the McKenzie Friends workshop last September, we are now organising a visit to Bow County Court to give a context to our learning from the workshop. Read the full article…

Research for Action And Influence Conference Flyer

Research for Action and Influnce Conference (2) Eventbrite page

Research for Action and Influence Conference

‘Research for Action & Influence’ Conference The Evelyn Oldfield Unit is holding a half day conference presenting brand new evidence on the experiences of migrant and refugee communities in London. The conference Read the full article…

Current Challenges for LBTQ Refugees and Asylum Seekers Panel Discussion

LBTQ Refugees and Asylum Seekers- Current Challenges Panel Discussion (3) As part of its Supporting Women Project, the Evelyn Oldfield Unit is organizing a panel to raise awareness of the 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.