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Links to other women organisation or services:

 

 

Shelter

 

Women resource centre

 

Rosa UK

 

Young Women’s Trust

 

Forward UK

 

BARKING & DAGENHAM

SOMALI WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION

Promoting independence, community cohesion and integration to the wider society.

HOW CAN I GET HELP?

Please get in touch with us. Our drop in sessions on Monday & Wednesday 10:00AM-14:00PM,

OUR SERVICES

We offer a wide range of programs to support women and theri families .

SAFE SPACES

We provide social activities, tution. We look to improve women's employability.

ABOUT US

Set up in the mid-1990s in response to a growing Somali population, Barking & Dagenham Somali Women's Assication is a registered chairty that provides support to all women and familes resding in the London borough of Barking & Dagenham and surrounding boroughs.

 

We are affiliated with the Excel Women's Centre and the Wellness Cafe also based in Barking & Dagenham.

OUR TEAM

 

" I have been a trustee of B&D SWA for several years and often promote health wellbeing of women, as a midwife I have particular interest in women’s health after giving birth."

" Our vision is to set up an information and resource centre which has community café facilities, and offers services to improve the health and wellbeing of women, and tackles the many problems and issues raised by health inequalities, FGM, unemployment and poverty."

“ I am a nurse by profession – I become trustee of B&D SWA to support the charity to improve the health of women and families. The Somali Community has a strong sense of culture and faith which links with many health issues e.g. women are highly likely to be overweight, or diabetic."

“ I am a teacher by profession and I recently became a trustee of B&D SWA to contribute to the charity, I have particular interest of improving education and employability skills for Somali women.."

CHAIR:

FATIMA ASKER

 

 

DIRECTOR:

ZAHRA IBRAHIM

 

Zahra is the founder and director of B&D SWA, the organisation was set up in the mid 1990s.

SECRETARY:

RHODA ASHUR

 

 

TREASURER:

FATHA ALI

 

 

THE MAIN PROJECTS

  • Information and Advice faith and culture
  • Community Café
  • Active Citizen Program
  • FGM Project
  • Work club
  • Parent Carers Group
  • Young people project
  • Women Wellbeing Project
  • Social / Support Group
  • Skills and Training

 

  • Dialog with Cross community
  • Dialog with young/older people
  • Dialog with other women in the community.

The charity is run through the aid of donations, grants and other fundraising. We need your help and support to develop our services, the need for other sources of funding has become ever more vital.

 

Donate to B & D Somali Women’s Association

 

Your donation, large or small, can make a HUGE difference.

ADDRESS:

13 London Rd, Barking IG11 8AA

 

Phone: 020 8594 3730

Email: info@bdwomensassociation.org

 

Other website: www.bdsomaliwomen.org.uk

OPENING HOURS:

Monday to Friday - 10:00 AM to 16:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday - CLOSED

 

UK Registered Charity: 1144357