The centre was originally founded in 1985 in order to help Moroccan women and their families access NHS health services, which remained out of their reach due to a lack of knowledge, language difficulties and cultural barriers. The centre’s work subsequently played a significant role in shaping health services for the Arabic-speaking population of London.

Since then the Al-Hasaniya centre has grown to serve all Arabic-speaking women and their families, developing programmes designed to meet the myriad everyday needs of the women who come through its doors.