Our Services

At present, a wide range of services and activities takes place at the centre for Somali women, children, families and members from the BME Community. These activities meet the specific needs of a group that faces all the problems associated with social exclusion in an area of some of the highest deprivation in the country (Princes Park: 6th highest SOA in England : Indices of Deprivation 2004).

The activities allow people to assimilate into their new roles and communities without having to face the daily problems of discrimination and inequality.

Activities include:

  • A drop in service in which women and children can come with their problems and receive assistance.
    This includes benefits advice, help finding work and filling in application forms.
  • An after school drop in and homework club for children
  • We help with educational problems, providing assistance for children with their homework or arranging mentoring schemes that can take place at the centre.
  • ESOL classes
  • A health awareness programme.
  • In the weekend a lunch club is run for elderly members of the Somali Community with a meals on wheels service for those who are housebound.
  • Somali dance and arts & crafts for youngsters
  • Sewing sessions
  • A play scheme during the school holidays