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Empowering women to make informed choices
Enfield Saheli offers support and advice to women in Enfield and neighbouring London boroughs. The charity is run by women for women, with special emphasis on support for Asian women of all ethnicity.
We aim to:
Empower women to participate fully in social, cultural and civic life;
Support women in gaining access to local services, benefits, healthcare and employment;
Provide services through our trained and friendly female staff who can speak South Asian languages.
We are a non-sectarian volunteer-led charity set up by Asian women and work with the:
Enfield-Saheli provides many different services including:
Enfield Saheli's projects enable women of all ages to benefit fully from services available in the borough and elsewhere, and support them in making thoughtful and valid choices on issues relating to their own lives.
Enfield-Saheli has a range of female staff and services to promote well-being. Our advice covers benefits, healthcare, housing, etc. We offer social and exercise activities such as craft sessions, mild exercise classes, yoga sessions and a drop-in lunch club on Fridays. We are planning to add dance classes and other activities to reach out to younger women.
Our healthcare activities help women with mild mental health problems or recovering from more severe illnesses. Run entirely by women we provide services in south Asian languages and our trained staff can immediately create a cultural understanding with clients. We make visits to hospital wards, take referrals from GPs and make follow-up visits to clients' homes. We give advice by phone and clients can come to individual or group counselling sessions. Most of our services are free whilst others are at a nominal cost to the users.
Enfield Saheli organises relevant social, educational and cultural activities to support the work of the various projects. It also offers information, training and advocacy to its members.
Domestic violence advocacy & support work. Free, Strictly confidential, Empathetic, non-judgmental and bilingual service is available by Sensitive and caring staff member of BACP. DV support group once a month.