Women’s Network

The 1V Women’s Network is a group that meets on a regular basis and strives to cater for the cultural and emotional needs of females in Blackburn and Darwen, especially those from BME and Asylum/Refugee backgrounds.

The group feed into the mainstream activities of One Voice Blackburn. The 1V Women’s Network highlight issues relating to health and well being, as well as employability and empowerment to create local female leaders. The group also work on community cohesion initiatives.

To join please contact isma@onevoicenetwork.org.uk or info@onevoicenetwork.org.uk

NETWORK BECOMES DEMENTIA FRIENDLY

Nazia Khan led the Dementia Friends session

The Women’s Network ladies became dementia friends after a 45 minute session on learning of the condition. Dementia affects the South Asian heritage community disproportionately higher than other communities, and awareness remains relatively low.

SCREENING EVENT RAISES IMPORTANT ISSUES

Luci Higham from the CCG visits the WN to talk about screening

HIGH TEA FOR WOMEN’S NETWORK

Good food and good conversation was the order of the day

As part of a Near Neighbours project the ladies of Women’s Network, and Ivy St Community Centre joined forces to host a high Tea event at Ivy Ct. Community Centre.

The two hour event featured, food, drink and good conversation on a rainy March day. The get together was part of a long running One Voice community cohesion initiative to get members of different communities to talk to each other.

Around 20 women  attended the invitation event and it is hoped that this will be a regular event.

“It was a great opportunity talk to the ladies at Ivy St. Community Centre. some of them have agreed to join our Network.”