Local charity SCCP has won funding to work with older Asian women.
The project, named ‘Golden Opportunities’, will run for two years and will bring groups of older Asian women together to involve them in developing a social activity programme. Activities will include:
- Regular weekly social groups for social interaction at fixed times to create continuity and enable participants to feel they belong
- Activities to build community connections – for example, SCCP will set up outreach communications and utilise social media platforms to keep older women in touch and alleviate isolation
- Develop personal skills, such as workshops on IT skills, household budgeting and confidence building
Women will receive up to 12 hours' weekly activities. SCCP also organises a volunteer support network where they recruit, train and engage women to build relationships with individuals and families. The network also offers further support to enable older people to access social opportunities and community services.
SCCP is a local organisation, established in 1998 to provide services to the community in East London. SCCP previously stood for Sikh Community Care Project, but the organisation is now running as Social Care & Community Programmes .
The £15,000 grant to run the project over a two year period was provided by People’s Health Trust.
The SCCP office is open Monday-Friday, 9-5pm and provides services, such as:
- benefit advice and information
- yoga classes (twice weekly)
- a social group for women on Mondays at 10am -3pm
- a social group for elderly men on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 am-2pm
- other social activities throughout the week
Golden Opportunities is an exciting project which will enhance SCCP's existing elderly projects which are attended by over 200 elderly women and men per week.
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