The Women’s programme provides local women with a variety of activities and development opportunities, in a culturally sensitive and safe space.
Our project aims to engage with and support BAME women in our locality, and encourage participation in project activities. The broader outcome of this is that we facilitate and enable overcoming social exclusion and isolation, while encouraging inclusion and building a better, stronger community where women are free to develop, flourish and realise their own potential. The project also has a limited local outreach service, helping individual women overcome hardship and providing one-to-one support.
Our regular activities range from Women’s Wellbeing Craft Social, Yoga, and a Women’s Forum discussion group. We also regularly have additional classes and courses such as textiles, printing, Zumba, garment construction, arts and crafts, and many more. We are also proud to say that we were the first home to the women-led social enterprise Juta Shoes, where many of our women were able to train and become bespoke shoe makers and workshop facilitators.
If you are interested in joining the Women’s creative Co-op project, please email or telephone 020 7739 8066.
What people say about the Women’s creative Co-op Project:
“I love the ESOL classes – Melanie is such an amazing teacher! Since starting, I have become so much more confident in speaking English and now, I feel like I can now go to the doctors all by myself (without needing someone to go and translate for me).”
“The women’s project has really helped me progress. When I joined, I was shy and didn’t want to speak to anyone. I started volunteering and ran a cooking session for local women’s – it was so scary! When I started giving out samples of my food, I was amazed that they wanted more and liked the taste so much – it did wonders for my confidence!”