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Our aim is to reach the most vulnerable and marginalised women in Haringey. The fashion courses will run over twenty weeks in a female only safe space providing beneficiaries with confidence in communication and train them in the working environment as well as providing them with a much required skill in industries that they would like to work in. Delivery will be done by an industry expert at our well-equipped centre in Haringey, north London. We will devote the rest of the year to assisting these women with setting up pop-up shops; assisting in finding premises, the financial side of the business and organising a launch event.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Our ethos is promoting integration through the empowerment of women. Women play a key role in their families and communities. The women we help at our centre in Haringey are some of the most marginalised in the UK – the borough is the sixth most deprived in London. Providing skills and support to women not only boosts their employment prospects, but increases their language skills. Many who participate are not native English speakers and the course can also help them to improve in this area – a vital tool for integration. The project will provide independence and economic empowerment for this women along with boosting the economy in Haringey. We will also provide volunteering opportunities in Haringey for some living in the most deprived parts of the borough.
Steps to get it done:
Since 1989 we have worked with vulnerable women and young people from marginalised backgrounds to help them overcome barriers to integration and inclusion, so they can improve their prospects. These barriers include lack of key skills such as English, together with social isolation, lack of self-confidence, low emotional wellbeing and poor awareness of options open to them. This real experience, rooted in communities, keeps us in touch with the needs of vulnerable women and enables us to continually learn and develop new projects, campaigns and services in response to what they tell us. As a result we have become a national charity as well as continuing to deliver much needed local services in the London Borough of Haringey and surrounding boroughs. Our model is unique in the way it has developed holistically over time to reflect evolving needs. Our responsive and grassroots approach has earnt us multiple awards and widespread recognition
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