Who we are

Contributing to a diverse and coherent society based on the principles of equality and social justice

Our Mission

The EOU aims to provide, develop and coordinate support services for marginalized and disadvantaged individuals and their communities – primarily those from migrant, refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds.

Our Values

We are committed to be inspired by the needs of marginalized and disadvantaged communities. We work with the principles that ensure we deliver our support and services in a way that reflects our core philosophy:

  • Respect
  • Quality
  • Diversity
  • Choice
  • Community
  • Inclusivity

History of the Unit

Who was Evelyn Oldfield?

Evelyn Oldfield was one of the first field officers for the City Parochial Foundation and the Trust for London, who died in 1992. Evelyn had devoted her energies to developing a strong and effective voluntary sector in which refugee organisations played a key part. The Evelyn Oldfield Unit is a testament to her vision and commitment.

Our Founding

The Unit was established in 1994, by a consortium of funding bodies and agencies which work with refugee community organisations, including City Parochial Foundation, Thames Telethon, London Borough Grants, the Refugee Working Party and the Refugee Council.

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