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
Adult Education Course

ESOL (Levels 1 & 2)

Learn the English Language, reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Woman with Laptop

IT Sessions

Pick up computer skills that will help you in everyday situations.

Indian Food

Luncheon Club

Nutrition & exercise support group for elderly women.

Mask Maker

Sewing Classes

How the charity started, offering skills to sewers of all abilities.

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.