The Helen Bamber Foundation is a UK-based human rights organisation
We help to mend what was broken in a safe and supportive environment
We help people who have experienced torture, trafficking and other forms of cruelty.
‘I am what I am today because of Helen Bamber Foundation.’ – Anita, survivor.
Social well-being & integration
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We educate the public, policy makers and future generations about the risks of pursuing policies that ignore human rights.Read more about Education
We gather clinical evidence and act as expert witnesses to help immigration courts make better informed decisions. Read more about Legal Protection
We address clients’ severe and wide-ranging health issues with the help of expert clinical volunteers.Read more about Healthcare
We use a range of therapies to help our clients work through their trauma. Read more about Rehab therapies
We re-establish fundamental connections, boundaries and self-management strategies. Read more about Body-Mind
“My country has no respect from human rights. When I came to the UK I was exhausted but I felt safe – that my human rights would be respected. I have been an asylum seeker for eight months now and I feel ashamed. When a person sees me on a bus they know I am an asylum seeker and I want to explain that I’m grateful, but no one wants asylum seekers here. I don’t blame them. They don’t kill you in obvious ways like they do in my country. It’s more subtle.”
Our Creative Arts & Social Integration Programme runs alongside our other services, helping clients find a fulfilling role in society and make the transition from asylum seeker to refugee. Classes range from Music, Film and Knitting, to IT and English partnerships. It acts as a bridge between an individual’s previous experiences of loss and persecution, day-to-day hardships, and a brighter future as active members of the community.