Black and minoritised women and children continue to be isolated, excluded and discriminated against due to barriers of race and gender which impacts on their wellbeing. Providing culturally appropriate activities and access to a women-only safe and supportive environment is a crucial part of the services we offer. Most of our projects include an element of social or creative activity and we hold activities and events across the region, often in partnership with smaller women’s organisations.
In the past year the Centre engaged over 350 women and children in celebration events, social activities, cultural trips, and activities via the Saheli & Simba Networks. A further 140 women have engaged in the following wellbeing group activities.
The inclusion of wellbeing, social and creative activities as a core component of the Angelou Centre’s holistic model of care and support both serves to fully support women and children who are often socially and politically excluded, but this support also impacts positively upon the wellbeing of their families, relationships, sense of place and belonging as well as their civic connectedness and social contribution.