A fee may apply for this service
What do we offer?
Henna Asian Women’s Group is a Women-Only community based organisation set up over 32 years ago in London to support women to overcome their isolation. We encourage ladies who are lonely due to language, cultural or health barriers to attend our women - only services. Membership fees are £10.00 annually.
We run 4 exercise classes a week and skill based classes where women can learn new skills, become healthier and make friends. Once confidence is built, we support women to use external services to improve their life choices.
Henna is always in search for Befriending volunteers who will pay regular weekly visits to clients and support them into taking steps to come out of their homes and access services. Henna provides all the necessary training for volunteers to go out and befriend. Regular on-going training is provided to support volunteers in enhancing their own skills.
Monday Club (Over 50’s Club)
Henna has a weekly over 50’s club. Here our beneficiaries meet up and enjoy each others company. We also have a range of other s in regards to different health/social issues that our beneficiaries face on a daily basis.
Henna offers one to one support on an appointment basis to our members on varied issues:
- Council matters
- Physical & mental health
- General support to read letters, write letter or fill forms.
A confidential service, Henna’s Listening Service offers ladies one hour where they can talk to a Henna staff member about their stress and worries without fear of being judged or anyone finding out. Many of our members have received relief and benefit from this service.
Ageing Better - Art, Freedom and Creativity Project
This two-year programme provides 6 weekly workshops for elderly women, the workshops include activities such as Gardening, Singing, Creative Writing, Painting, Exercise, Cooking, IT sessions, Crochet, Memory Lane storytelling and Tile Mosaic.
ESOL & Numeracy programme
Henna provides ESOL & Numeracy courses. These courses run throughout the year, helping participants gain confidence and achieve qualifications for better improved career opportunities.
Henna is offering a Carer’s Club to members. This club provides a social club, free massage, informative talks and breathing & meditation exercise.
Henna is running a 1 year project that helps and supports victims of crime. This project provides counselling, group therapy, 1-2-1 advise, training sessions, monthly informative sessions and a buddy system.
Henna is encouraging all members to access technology sessions. This project is provided on a monthly drop-in basis. They are supported with creating emails, skype accounts, how to use different apps etc.
Who should use this service?
Asian women. Services are offered in Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.
What is the referral process for this service?
Email or telephone
Annual membership is £10, and most services are free or heavily subsidised.
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