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Programs & Services

We offer a wide range of programs & support services to ethnic minority women within the South Tyneside area.

Our Programmes

Whether you need help with learning English, meet

like-minded people at our social events or learn new skills, we have programmes that can help you achieve your aims.

Confident Woman

First Tuesday, each month

Caring for Carers


Join our support group, which meets on the first Tuesday of each month to get information and advice and meet others who are caring for loved ones.


9.30 - 12.00pm

Level One

Carers' Course

Senior Patient with Walker

Entry into an Accredited Adults Carers' course to begin a career in Care.


9.30 - 12.00am

Sewing Classes

Working Woman

Learn a new skill or polish what you know already. Can be helpful for your career or just as a hobby to make new friends. This class is funded by The National Lottery 


12.00 - 14.00pm

Basic Literacy

Pages of Book

If English isn't your first language, this literacy class for beginners can pave the way for you to attend an accredited ESOL class.


12.30 - 14.30pm

English Conversation Classes for Carers

Thrift Shop

Don't feel confident studying at our Carers' course due to your speaking? Don't worry, we can support and help you be ready and confident with our conversation classes. this will open the door to Level One Adult and Childcare.


11.30 - 13.00pm

Luncheon Club

Exercise with friends

You’ll have the opportunity to hear from health
professionals about subjects you have already told us you are interested in, such as Healthy
eating, Diabetes, Exercise, Maintaining a healthy mind.


13.15 - 14.15pm

Fitness Class



Get back into shape and stay fit with our

in-house fitness trainer.


12.30 - 14.30pm

Level Two

Carers' Course

Going or a Walk

Accredited Adults Carers' course to help you achieve a career in Care.


9.30 - 11.30am

Level One

Adult and Childcare

Story Time

Study to achieve your Level One certificate in Adult and Childcare. This will also give you access and funding to study a Level Two Diploma in Adult Care.


10.00 - 11.00am

ESOL - Entry Level 1


ESOL qualifications support learners whose first language isn't English, helping them gain the communication skills.


11.00 - 12.00pm

ESOL - Entry Level 2

Modern Senior Woman

ESOL Level 2 is designed to give learners the knowledge and skills to read and understand short, straightforward texts; write simple sentences and carry out basic proofreading; and listen, respond and discuss familiar topics with more than one person

How Can We Help

We offer a wide range of services to help women in various areas including:

Interpreting Services

If you need help with interpreting for appointments with health professionals, we can offer interpreters in the

following languages:

  • Bengali/Sylheti

  • Arabic

  • Urdu

  • Hindi/Punjabi

  • Farsi

Apna Sahara (Domestic Abuse)

Have you suffered from domestic abuse? Or do you know someone who has?

We offer a free and confidential support service to women regardless of your

ethnic background.

Information, Advice and Guidance

Our experienced Bilingual Community Support workers offer daily advice sessions to members.

We offer advice and support in the areas listed below.

& Training

Our family support workers are able to refer and signpost women to training, classes and support groups to help you gain confidence and new skills to make

informed choices.

Housing, Health and Immigration Advice

We offer one to one support with housing applications, health matters and immigration issues.

Whether you need help with applications, form filling or help accessing relevant health care, we can assist.


We can help you with applications for various benefit schemes, and applying for the right types.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for support.

Around the Centre

Our centre is based in the heart of South Shields with easy access to the town centre and great transport links.


Learning Centre

We have a Learning Centre where you can access a range of in-house courses and focus groups, as well as a fully equipped sewing class.

Computer Suite

We have a fully equipped computer suite with eight workstations. Join us for IT classes, or pop in to make use of our free internet facilities.


We have a kitchen with a dining area. Perfect for our Luncheon Club and informal sessions and


Information Guidance & Support

Benefits and Housing advice, form filling help, translations and interpreting, courses and social activities, or just a listening ear. Contact us

for information.

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