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WHFS (Women's Health & Family Services) works with a range of organisations to transform lives and we’re always looking for new partners to work with, who share our desire to make a difference.

People work with us because of:

  • Our deep community roots and our long-established insight and access to the range of communities we work with in east London (especially the Bangladeshi, Somali, Chinese and Vietnamese communities).
  • Our reputation for successfully delivering health services to difficult-to-reach multi-cultural communities (and women in particular) using appropriately trained volunteers.

Contact

Joint bids are a feature of our working, and so if you also aspire to empowering women and their families to lead healthy lives, we'd love to hear from you. 

Karen Wint - Interim Operations Manager
T:  020 7377 8725
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Here are just some of the organisations we work with:

Statutory Partners

Our achievements would not be possible without the support of our funders and we have successful long-term relationships with a number of statutory agencies, such as:


National Charities

WHFS also partners with specialist health charities such as Cancer Research UK and Diabetes UK to bring best-in-class expertise to the training of our volunteers.

“I really enjoyed running the Diabetes Community Champions training session for WHFS.  I found the group really engaged.  In particular, there was a lot of discussion around the ‘cultural myths and misconceptions’ module; participants were very familiar with the myths [about diabetes] and keen to dispel them.”
Juliet O’Brien
Diverse Communities Officer, Equality and Diversity, Diabetes UK (April 2014)

We have also partnered with the charity, Rosa, who along with Comic Relief, funded our FGM/C (female genital mutilation/cutting) project in 2014.


Community Groups and Networks

WHFS works closely with local community groups and voluntary sector organisations to gain the best possible outcomes for our users and to avoid duplication of services.

We actively seek out community groups that can help us to engage with hard-to-reach groups of black, Asian and other minority ethnic residents, such as:

We are members of the Board of Tower Hamlets CVS (Council for Voluntary Service), and helped to develop the Tower Hamlets Health & Wellbeing Forum.  


Research Partners

We have active relationships with a number of London universities and research professionals, who work with us to research and evaluate the impact of our services.  In particular we would like to mention:

  • Professor Susan Ayers
    (Centre for Maternal & Child Health - City University)
  • Natasha Choudary
    (Lecturer - London Metropolitan University)
  • Dr Julie Dodds
    (Queen Mary University of London)
  • Amanda Hutcherson
    (Senior Midwifery Lecturer - City University)
  • Professor Amina Memon
    (Professor of Psychology - Royal Holloway, University of London)
  • Susannah Pickering-Saqqa
    (Programme Leader & Senior Lecturer - International Development with NGO Management, University of East London)
  • Susanna Rance PhD
    (Research Fellow - Institute for Health & Human Development, University of East London)
  • Dr Juliet Rayment
    (Lecturer -  City University London)
  • Professor Shakila Thangaratinam
    (Professor of Maternal & Perinatal Health - Queen Mary University of London)

Recognition for our work

WHFS is recognised for the excellence of its service provision and in 2012 was rewarded for its work by winning a Glaxosmith Kline / Kings Fund ‘IMPACT’ Bronze Award  for ‘excellence in community healthcare’.