At Ketherine Road Community Centre
254 Katherine Road, E7
Every Mondays 10:30am -12:00pm
yoga 10am -12pm
Social gathering 12pm -12:30pm
Library service every month
Health promotional talk/presentation every month
Luncheon club every month
At Froud Community Centre,
1 Toronto Avenue, ManorPark, E12
Every Thursday 10:30am -12
Urdu Reading Group:
At The Gate, Forest Gate Library, Woodford Road, E7
Every second Tuesday of the Month 5:30-7:30pm
For day trips and other events or for more
information please call: 07931 332 127
ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT
Over the last year we have delivered a number of services which include the following:
1. Yoga/Support Group
We have been able run Yoga sessions on weekly basis and Health promotional talks on a monthly basis as part of Awards for All funding. We also provided lunch/networking opportunities after the health promotional talks as some members, particularly those who were diabetic had requested this.
Following the yoga sessions we also hold a support group for women on a weekly basis. This gives them a chance to socialise and share problems.
2. Health Promotional Talks
The following subjects of health promotion were covered.
Healthy Eating, Cancer, Stroke, Incontinence, Heart attacks, Diabetes Stress Management/Depression and Arthritis. The members felt that they gained lot of information/knowledge from these talks and some felt confident to manage their own conditions and others felt confident to help someone else.
Fair And Share organised a one day trip in August to Brighton's seaside. Fair and Share also arranged an outing to a restaurant in Green Street for a buffet lunch.
Members enjoyed themselves and have requested Fair and Share to organise more trips in the year and consider weekend trips. Most of the women do not have any other opportunity to go anywhere to enjoy themselves for a day. This is because most of them are on low incomes.
4. Urdu Reading Group
We have been working together with Newham libraries and through this association we established an Urdu reading group which is held every second Tuesday of the month at Forest Gate Library. The membership of this group is increasing each month.
5. Bollywood Dance
In May 2008, we started Bollywood Dance sessions at the Katherine Road Community Centre. The sessions ran for 12 weeks and they were funded by a Go for It Grant. Classes were held during the evenings so that we could have maximise participation.
The classes came about as we wanted to have a new interesting way to get women to exercise. The classes were well attended and enjoyed by all age groups.
6. Coffee Morning
The manager of the Priory Park centre approached us to start coffee mornings in the centre as it was under used by local people. In May 2008 we started Coffee Morning sessions on weekly bases. These sessions were run by our volunteers.
The coffee mornings ran for a four month period, to enable us to find out more about the needs of Asian women in this particular area. We are now currently looking at ways we can fundraise for the activities requested by people using this Centre.
We have organised training around “Community Heart Health Champions” with NHS Newham, formally known as the Primary Care Trust (PCT) and the British Heart foundation. The trainers were provided by the British Heart foundation. Soraya Bowen and Ian McDowell were also present.
This training was a whole day training which covered heart health, diabetes, and high blood pressure, healthy eating, and touched on smoking cessation. This training was attended by 12 of Fair and Share members. The hope of this training is that women in the community pass this learning on to others within the community.
8. Library Service
We also have visits from the library service every month.