I found it really inspiring to hear about the work of the White House Community Association at their open evening on 1 November 2011. Members of the volunteer team are pictured here.
Matilde Melo (pictured, left of centre) gave a terrific introduction to the work of the Centre. Their Wembley office is always open to callers. Their motto is never to turn anybody away who seeks help, if only by finding the right person or organisation to refer them to.
The main programmes of work involve offering a local support stucture, whether by offering help or counselling with financial or legal issues; English classes and translation services especially for Porugese-speaking newcomers to the UK; and helping to combat poverty around the world as part of a global network.