COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update
A key part of our community work here at Awaaz involves group activities. In order to help keep our service users safe and to comply with government guidelines on social distancing, we have temporarily closed our main office and suspended our activity sessions at Loxford Children's Centre.
Awaaz is working hard to develop ways of having remote engagement with our service users whilst we are all isolating during these difficult times. Awaaz’s drop in sessions are an important part of the lives of women in our community. We are urgently looking at ways of continuing to provide this opportunity to women, especially to the most vulnerable women, so that we can continue to support their mental and physical health. We will keep you updated.
Due to the current situation of lockdown we are running our sessions through Awaaz Whatsapp group and sharing photos on our face book page. We open the Whatsapp group every Wednesday and post a video of exercise for our service users. We also post videos of knitting or crochet. Our service users are posting and updating us of their progress regularly. With these activities women are engaged in a productive activity which helps them with their mental and physical health.
We are alert to helping and supporting vulnerable women. We are looking for funding to help and improve the quality of life of our service users by providing them with training and resources to stay in touch through digital platforms.
For more information, please contact us.
Please note that Awaaz is still able to process referrals. Please contact us as usual.
Making Redbridge a Safer Place to Live
We are very happy to inform you that Awaaz Voice of Women (Redbridge Education & Social Welfare Support Group) has completed our project on Gang and Knife crime after receiving funding from Awards for All. Our constant effort to deal with gang and knife crime in the borough has been successful and with your support, we hope to make Redbridge a safer place to live for all. We are very thankful for your support.
Awaaz means ‘voice’. It’s our aim to be a voice of women in Redbridge. We aim to provide education, social welfare and support.
It’s our mission to provide a range of quality services to women of all ethnicities. Awaaz encourages and empowers women to improve their confidence, health and well-being.
Awaaz was created to provide quality services that empower and improve the health of women from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities.
Health is Wealth
In this on-going project we help women maintain health by offering yoga and fitness classes.
We focus on gun, knife and gang crime and we offer information on how best to prevent this and make Redbridge a safer place to live for everyone.
Arts & Crafts
We provide a range of creative and recreational activities, for example: flower arranging, sewing, knitting, and various crafts.
We offer confidential advice for women affected by domestic abuse. We make referrals to various frontline organisations to best help our users.
We offer basic IT training and digital training to empower women who have limited computing experience.
Our Early Intervention Project focuses on issues and concerns that have been identified by our local Community, and which focuses on crime prevention and reduction of antisocial behaviour..
Our Ongoing Programmes
Community Cohesion Project
A participatory project designed to engage marginalised women into the mainstream through offering ESOL classes, self-esteem and confidence building workshops.
Keeping Fit Project
A keep fit project on engaging women from all backgrounds to learn to keep fit through simply by dancing Bhangra (Punjabi folk dance).
A healthy lifestyle project for women to learn to cook food in the most nutritious ways and reduce obesity, Cardio vascular diseases by cooking healthy.
Meet & Greet Project
Weekly drop-in sessions every Wednesday where we provide chair-based exercise, knitting and crochet, flower arrangement and creative writing.