The Bengali Workers’ Association (BWA) was originally known as the Bengali Workers’ Action Group (BWAG).  It was set up in 1976 by a small group of community activists led by Abdul Momen.  They provided a voluntary advice service on issues such as immigration, accommodation and welfare for newly arrived migrants from Bangladesh

It continues to provide the same level of service but in doing so, now acts as a strategic organisation, influencing and shaping statutory providers and others alike to adapt services to better meet the needs of the community.