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Wellbeing + Inclusion

Wellbeing, social + creative activities are at the heart of our holistic model of care

Black and minoritised women and children continue to be isolated, excluded, and discriminated against due to barriers of race and gender which impact their well-being. The inclusion of well-being, and social and creative activities as a core component of our model of care not only gives support but helps create positive relationships, a sense of place as well as civic connectedness and social contribution. 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. 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.

Voice + Choice

Service users are central to the development of the Centre’s projects and activities. The partnerships and networks we participate in are crucial to extending choice and amplifying the voices of the women and children we work with.  Peer mentoring and support is vital in developing and extending support and services to women. Women’s Champions are also engaged, alongside staff and volunteers, in addressing the systemic inequality and discrimination that many black and minority women and survivors face through social justice campaigning, national work, conferences, seminars and wider professional training.

Going to London and being part of the campaign (Migrant Women Step Up) to try and raise awareness of how women like me are affected by having no recourse to funds was so important to me...I never thought I would be here 9 months ago when I came to the refuge I was homeless and destitute now I have my own flat I am working I have a job…back then he told me I would rot and have nothing ever.
Being involved in marches and in having a voice has lit my fire! I feel for the first time since I came out of abuse that I have power and that I can use my experiences to empower and support other women and children who have gone through this hell.