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.


12.30 - 14.30 Tuesdays

Level Two Carers' Course

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

Going or a Walk

9.30 - 11.30 Tuesdays

Level One Carers' Course

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

Story Time

10.00 - 12.30 Wednesdays

Art Therapy

Bring out your creativity and relax your mind with Art Therapy. Bring those ideas to life.

Art Gallery

10.00 - 11.00 Thursdays

South Tyneside College ESOL Entry Level 3

We have a College based class in Apna Ghar which is an accredited entry level 3 class.

Modern Senior Woman

13.15 - 14.15 Mondays

Fitness Class

Get back into shape and stay fit with our

in-house fitness trainer.


9.30 - 11.30 Wednesdays

Sewing Classes

Learn a new skill or polish what you know already. Can be helpful for your career or just as a hobby and to make new friends.

Working Woman

12.00 - 14.00 Wednesdays

Literacy Class

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

Pages of Book

12.30 - 14.30 Mondays

English Conversation Classes for Carers

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.

Thrift Shop

11.30 - 13.00 Mondays

Luncheon Club

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.

Indian Food

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.