The Services We Offer

Somali Carers Support

Mondays to Fridays
10am–1pm, 2–4.30pm

Our Somali-speaking support team enhances the lives of Somali carers with a range of different services.

On hand every week to provide confidential advice over the phone or in person, the team offers information about welfare rights and housing, advocacy and outreach support, as well as home visits to assess individuals needs.

FGM

After 35 years of campaigning, we’re still doing all we can to end Female Genital Mutilation.

Through educational workshops, training sessions, coffee mornings, conferences and seminars for health professionals and community workers, we work tirelessly to prevent vulnerable children becoming victims of this damaging act.

ESOL and reading support

Tuesdays 10am–12pm
(beginners aged 50+)

Wednesdays 10am–12pm
(entry 1+2, aged 25–64)

Wednesdays 12pm- 2pm (reading)

Women’s Empowerment Programme – opening up greater opportunities for BAME women and carers, these free and fully accredited classes help improve everyday English.

Led by qualified and experienced tutors, our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course brings women together in a friendly group environment to work on speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. There’s also the opportunity to gain confidence through one-on-one support.

ICT

Mondays 10am- 12pm

Women’s Empowerment Programme - Our ICT courses help women to get the most out of the wide range of information at their fingertips. From internet safety and digital communication, to online shopping and job searches, there are topics to suit all - from beginners to the more advanced users.

Youth Activities

Our programme for young people is designed to support women in giving their children the best start possible. With a focus on health and education, these after-school activities range from supplementary school and Somali lessons, to organised day trips through our partnership with the Jack Petchy Foundation.

The Somali Mother Tongue Project

Our Somali lessons helps young people get to know their cultural heritage. By enjoying the songs and stories of Somalia, children improve their communication skills at home and strengthen important relationships with family such as grandparents.

Homework Support

Tuesdays 4-6pm

Our homework and study support ensures young people have the chance to achieve their full academic potential. Tutors provide personalised and supported learning across the curriculum, from maths and English, to science and ICT.

Volunteers & Placements

Open to residents of Tower Hamlets, Newham and Hackney aged 14+. With the opportunity to gain experience and confidence, our network of volunteers play an important role in supporting women and their families in London. Open to students, social workers, BAME men and women and carers, this exciting outreach work helps us to make a real difference in three wonderful boroughs.

Health Awareness

BAME Women over 25, Monday 12-1 pm. Our awareness and education sessions help older Somali women to embrace a healthy lifestyle. Topics look at how to live and eat well, with a focus on managing conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Sewing Club

BAME Women over 25, Tuesday 12-2 pm. Empowering Somali women with a new set of skills, this weekly club offers free training in different areas of textile design.

Arabic

Somali women 25+ Monday, Tuesday 10-12 pm. A mix of Arabic literacy and Qur’an classes to help older Somali women maintain a strong connection to the community.