Our vision sees Sangam centre, a non profit organisation at the heart of the community providing a sustainable, secure, culturally diverse and accessible space that is valued and supported by people of North London.
Provide access to advice and information for all sections of the community.
Provide access to Counselling to all sections of the community.
Provide a range of Welfare, social educational, recreational, development and health activities.
Provide good quality service to users.
Consult with local community so that we keep up to date with local issues.
To work in partnership within the community to strive for empowerment of the “total person”, body , mind and spirit, through the provision of supportive, recreational, cultural and welfare activities. The centre will provide a safe, caring and supportive environment for inclusive access to community members.
Equal Opportunities – As both a service provider and employer, Sangam promotes equality of opportunity and believes in challenging discrimination of all kinds.
Mutual Respect – Offer a welcoming environment that treats people as individuals in a courteous, friendly, fair, helpful and respectful manner.
Diversity – Create an environment that values, embraces and enriches individual differences by providing programmes, services and staff that reflects the diversity of the centre.
Partnership Working – Sangam believes that collaboration with voluntary and community groups, public sector bodies improves its ability to enhance resources and deliver better services.
Independence and Financial Sustainability – Sangam recognises that it is in the best interests of the communities it serves for it to plan for a financially sustainable future based on sound management, cost effectiveness and increasing its own generation.
Sangam is a not-for-profit charity based in Barnet established and managed by Asian Women. It was founded in 1971 as a result of the large influx of immigrants from South Asia and East Africa in the sixties and seventies. The lack of both language proficiency and understanding of the systems of Government left many vulnerable Asians feeling helpless and often with nowhere to turn. It was recognised by Her Majesty the Queen in 2006 when Sangam received the coveted Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services. The Award was an acknowledgement “One of Sangam’s strengths is that, it is managed by Asian Women and so will provide a service sensitive to the needs of a group not always well served by main stream services.
However it is to Sangam’s credit that it is open to all – an example of social inclusion at its best.” Sangam Advice Centre originally opened in 1979 and works with local Job Centres and Law Firms to offer bespoke support and excellent client care. Sangam is a Department for Work and Pensions ‘Alternative Office’ providing convenient and flexible support to all our clients.