Bro Dougie


Bro Dougie - a brother,a great friend, a community warrior,a radio colleague. Words cannot express the depth of feeling I have about the loss of someone who inspire me,supported on my journey. 

My most memorable moment of him was when he invited me to be on a panel at one of his event.I told him I  cannot do it because I was not an expert on the topic. He looked at me at said,"Don't worry man, just say what you know. You'll get strength from the rest of the panel. Don't worry man". He tapped me on my shoulder. I thought," That's the sign of a true leader". I accepted the invitation and the event was a success. He inspired my confidence in that area. A pioneer in community talk radio, he also inspired and encouraged me in my radio work as a presenter.

A true community champion who worked tirelessly and selflessly to inform,educate and inspire. We must therefore cherish and act on his legacy. Rise in eternal peace,my brother.

Buzzin Bee


Moment with Bro Dougie 2019

March 2020 – prepared by the VAWG Team, Public Health

LB Haringey COVID-19 Update for VAWG/DA Service


Given the current circumstances, I am sure everyone is feeling a bit nervous and uncertain. The VAWG Team at Haringey Council want to reassure you that we are working with our providers to ensure that support remains available for all those who may be experiencing Violence Against Women and Girls. We are aware of how critical these services are for our communities, and how they will be even more crucial now as women and children are likely to be spending more concentrated periods of time at home with perpetrators.

All services have activated their Business Continuity Plans and have implemented measures to safeguard staff and the women and girls they support in accordance with government and public health guidelines. 

While the government is encouraging social distancing, face to face appointments will be limited as much as possible, however, services are being adapted to continue over the phone and online. 

You can continue to make referrals to all Haringey VAWG and DA providers as normal and they will be picked up and contacted accordingly.

It is more important now than ever for us to continue to work as a coordinated community response. All services are trying to adapt to the new guidance and circumstances to try and slow the spread of coronavirus while continuing to provide the fullest support possible. This means that resources will be stretched so please be understanding, patient and kind to one another in these times and let us all remember to do our part as professionals to work together and make this process run as smoothly as possible.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We are here to support you all so please use us a resource.

Do also remember to take care of yourselves and each other. 

Here is an extensive, but not exhaustive, list of what VAWG and DA support is available in Haringey, across London, and Nationally:

VAWG Services in Haringey

· DA Multi Agency Risk Assessment (MARAC)

o MARAC will continue with some adjustments

o Referrals: Agencies to send referral to MARAC Coordinator AND also copy in your agency’s MARAC Rep, and Hearthstone who will be able to check if the referral is known to housing already.




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o Referral form can be found on the Standing Together Website:

· nia (IDVA services)

o All Nia services in Haringey will be adapted to continue as normally as possible

o Continuing to accept referrals and providing telephone support

o Haringey helpline: 0300 012 0213

§ Monday-Friday 10:00am-5:30pm


· Hearthstone

o Continuing to accept referrals and offering telephone support and assessments where required

o 020 8888 5362: Available 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday


· Solace Women’s Aid Haringey (Refuge and Floating support)

o Continuing to accept referrals for Floating Support and Refuges in Haringey

§ Haringey SWA Enquiries: 020 8885 3557


· Imece (Specialist VAWG service for BAME and Refugee women, particularly Turkish, Kurdish, and Turkish Cypriot women)

o Services being adapted to continue over the phone or online where possible, including counselling

o Advice and information line: 0207 354 1359

o Monday to Friday 9:30am to 5:30pm

o Email: 




· Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS- Specialist service for Latin American women available in Spanish and Portuguese)

o Adapting all services to be on the phone and online, including counselling

o Drop-in services are cancelled until further notice

o Continuing to accept referrals for counselling and crisis intervention


o 02073360888- Available Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm, but closed 1pm-2pm

· Domestic Violence Intervention Programme (DVIP) Perpetrator Programme

o Offering remote service delivery across all services

o Women’s Support Services: 02079284813

o Violence Prevention Programme for men: 02076339181

· Kurdish and Middle Eastern Women’s Organisation(KMEWO)

o All groups and activities in Haringey have been suspended until further notice

o Support and advocacy will continue to be available over the phone

§ 07748851125

§ 10am-4pm Monday to Friday

· Wise Thoughts

o Group work currently suspended until further notice


National and Pan-London Services

· The Police: 

o Available 24/7

o In an emergency, you should always call 999.

· Refuge National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 

o Available 24/7

o 0808 2000 247

· Women’s Aid Live Chat:  

o If it’s unsafe or you’re unable to speak on the phone, the online chat operates from 10am- 12pm Monday to Friday (two hours daily) 


· GALOP LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline (London): 

o Available Monday to Friday 10am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-4pm

o 0207 704 2040

· Women and Girls Network Advice Line: 

o Available Monday to Friday 10am-4pm and on Wednesdays from 6pm-9pm 

o 0808 801 0660

· Women and Girls Network Sexual Violence Helpline: 

o Available Monday to Friday 10am -12:30pm and 2:30-4pm and on Wednesdays from 6pm to 9pm

o 0808 801 0770

· Solace Women’s Aid 

o General Advice Helpline

§ 08088025565 

§ Monday to Friday 10am-4pm and Tuesday 6pm-8pm


o North London Rape Crisis 

§ 0808 801 0305

§ Available Monday 10am-2pm, Tuesday 10am-1pm and 6-8pm, Wednesday and Thursday 1-5pm and Friday 10am-2pm


If there are any Qs or concerns please contact the VAWG Team on