Supporting the
Irish community
since 1978

About us

Through the provision of high-quality services, we strive to improve the wellbeing of the Irish community across North West London and beyond. We do this by promoting opportunity, social integration, independence and equality. 

BIAS was set up in 1978 as a response to the welfare needs of the Irish community, the largest immigrant community in London. Our aim is to work towards improving the quality of life of Irish people and people of Irish heritage. 

Our Welfare and Advocacy Service supports Irish people of all ages. We provide a service that informs our clients of their rights and welfare entitlements to ensure the best quality of life possible.    

Our Active Ageing project supports older Irish people to extend the quality of life for  people as they age and continue to participate in the community. 

Our Volunteer Project offers a unique opportunity for people to meet new friends, gain valuable skills and make a positive impact on their local community by getting involved in a range of outreach schemes.

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Our Impact in 2022


Over 350 welfare advice clients supported in 2300 sessions 

£1.2 million

Over £1.2 million of benefits and entitlements secured for our clients 


Supported 70 people to get online through digital skills training 


189 members of the a
Active Aging Club 


Over 70 people helped with Irish-specific issues


Over 60 clients supported with their housing issues 


232 people helped with benefit entitlements 

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