Centre for Human Development is a Hounslow based organization working under the leadership of Raheela Narchoor
The Centre for Human Development (CHD) is a non-profit organisation working for the BAME women born or lived in conflict areas who embark on their journey in the UK. We also aim to help the local community come together in a safe, caring environment.
We were established in 2018. We work in the London Borough of Hounslow where people face big challenges in their lives.
Sadly Hounslow is fraught with social and economic disadvantage. In fact, using measures of income, employment, health, education, crime, barriers to housing and services, plus assessments of the living environment, the neighbourhood in which the CHD operates is ranked within the 20% most deprived wards in the country, according to the Communities and Local Government Indices of Deprivation 2015.
For local people, that mean anti-social behaviour, crime, truancy, poor educational attainment, unemployment, gang culture, reliance on benefits.
25.3% of Hounslow’s working residents do not earn the Living Wage, compared to 21% of working Londoners. The unemployment rate in Hounslow is 4.4% compared to 3.6% of Londoners (Trust for London)
51% of residents in Hounslow are from BAME background (GLA). 41% were born outside the United Kingdom (Census, 2011)
CHD’s vision is to open new doors for the women who were born in or lived in armed conflict areas and their families showing them possibilities that they otherwise might not have imagined.
That’s why the organisation works very closely with individuals, other organisations and agencies to develop projects that support people.
Where we work