Promoting independence, community cohesion and integration to the wider society.
Please get in touch with us. Our drop in sessions on Monday & Wednesday 10:00AM-14:00PM,
We offer a wide range of programs to support women and theri families .
We provide social activities, tution. We look to improve women's employability.
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.
" 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.."
Zahra is the founder and director of B&D SWA, the organisation was set up in the mid 1990s.
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.