Towards Strengthening Valuable Lives...
Consortium is a charity dedicated to catering for the women of our community.
We are committed to ensuring women of any age or ethnicity are assisted through
any social, skills-related, career, administrational or bureaucratic problems they may
The scope of our project includes helping those who face discrimination,
language barriers or feel themselves socially excluded or deprived in any
respects. Often, women in these positions may feel disadvantaged in accessing
various public sectors such as GPs, job centres, sports centres, training
opportunities, workshops or education/skills courses.
Consortium aims to encourage every individual to maximise on all their personal
strengths and build on any weaknesses.
Women's Consortium provide various activities, workshops, healthy lifestyle
training, diet and health promotion, yoga, meditation, life coaching,
confidence building sessions, health & safety/ first aid trainings,
language classes, support and advice free of charge to all our users. Part of
our health promotion scheme involves providing both confidential individual and
group sessions around key health issues concentrating on developing lifestyle
programmes to improve personal health.
A fundamental aim of Women's Consortium
is promoting social inclusion and preventing feelings of alienation and
disillusionment in the community. Part of this venture involves schemes to
prevent the tide of rising mental health issues amongst local women through
activities focused on increasing women's confidence, raising self esteem and
getting women actively participating in exercise classes, employment, further
education and they themselves working with public, voluntary and charity
Providing emotional support, we aim to
be a base where women who seldom express themselves at all, feel comfortable
enough to communicate their feelings and emotions fully and honestly.
Women's Consortium is currently a small
community project, aspiring to become a well established organisation
nation-wide branching out to other projects.
Various issues women suffer from
include language problems, cultural problems, religious restrictions, lack of
communication skills, discrimination and sometimes even discrimination from
their own families. As well as these barriers, women can be reluctant to
receive support from male workers. Women who are burdened with a heavy workload
also may not have time to travel to an organisation for support, indirectly
causing them to suffer. With all these issues existing and continuing to arise
Women's Consortium is created with the intention to build and encourage women
who suffer both within the community and in the wider community.
We wish to raise issues, work in
collaboration with other groups, and represent the wellbeing of women's lives.
The project also benefits women by providing access to other information and
advice services so that they can further develop necessary skills required for active
· Empower more women
· To advance women
& families by taking a proactive role in community development.
· Relieve poverty,
distress and hardship amongst women/families.
· To advance
Education and Training for the beneficial class to further educational
advancement, career development, and increase entrepreneur skills and
· Increase Adult
Education enrolment rate for women. Educate the community group on welfare
and legal rights.
· Provide necessary
platform to foster better communication between the younger and older groups.
· Serve as a
one-stop-shop where information can be accessed.
· Safe-guard the
interest of ‘the vulnerable’ against exploitation.
· Undertake community
projects to increase participation.
We welcome volunteers who wish to
support our upcoming groups, sessions, trainings and events, and there are
various positions open to be filled. Volunteering for one of these roles will
provide you with an excellent opportunity to give something back to the
community, allow others to benefit from your skills, knowledge and experience
plus will be a great embellishment to your CV.
Volunteering benefits individuals and
the community. Whether you want to learn new skills, use existing skills and
experience, enjoy meeting new people or care for a vulnerable section of the
community, Women's Consortium could be the ideal place for you.