This service is a one-to-one session with professional therapist Aurelia De Rocha who specialises in trauma and has experience with a wide range of issues including anxiety, not feeling good enough, relationship problems, and depression. Domestic Workers are often suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) because of severe physical abuse, overwork, and mental torture at the hands of perpetrators. The session is provided with a translator if necessary.
Doctors of the World (DOTW)
DOTW provides a monthly surgery with every second Sunday of the month to help our members register at the health centre so they have a GP.
Migrant Domestic Workers (MDWs) have no proof of address and passport to show to be able to register at the health centre on their own. DOTW helped them by providing a letter addressed to their nearest health centre. DOTW also provides HIV and STI tests. They also delivered awareness sessions.
The Voice of Domestic Workers (VODW) is not an agency. The job referrals are through our own community. We are also in touch with many agencies.
We have a ready contract to ensure employers follow what is in the employment law. We prepare our members before going to the interview including support in applying for National Insurance
so employers pay tax and NI.
Prior to the change in 2012, domestic workers could no longer renew their Overseas Domestic Worker Visa and the only available option to temporarily support domestic workers is to refer them to National Referral Mechanism (NRM). We provide Pre-NRM advice
before making referrals to NRM.
We referred domestic workers to Kalayaan, Medaille Trust, ATLEU, and Salvation Army (currently closed)