CAME Women and Girls Development Organisation is one of the BAME women’s group working with multicultural community groups in Ealing. We have an unparalleled reach to all parts of our community, including so- called hard to reach communities, with over 500 clients.
We, together with our partner Neighborly Care Southall have experience of working across the borough providing services for older people and disadvantaged adults with complex needs, frail elderly and people with dementia. Within that client base we offer daily services – support , skills training, respite, befriending support – to large numbers of carers integrated with our wide range of services.
Similar support is offered to people with dementia and their carers extending their independence and ability to live at home. The majority of our clients are people with mild to moderate mental health conditions – with whom we have achieved great success in managing and improving their conditions.
Our health and wellbeing programmes are extensive and delivered daily both from our central location and from satellite mini hubs across the area – they include Health Promotion Talks, Health Walks, Exercise groups and balance classes, Mens Health Groups, Womens Health Groups, Health Monitoring Checks and Personal Health Plans, Addressing Health Inequalities via English Language teaching, Smoking Cessation Groups, Peer Group Hospital Support group.
Together with our partner Neighborly care Southall, we have an outstanding record on health campaigns and directed projects– a four month diabetes campaign recruited 70 local community health volunteers and risk assessed 4,500 Ealing residents for diabetes, our befriending project recruited 200 befriender volunteers and befriends over 200 of Ealing’s socially isolated older people, our mental health project working with Ealing’s African communities with dependence upon khat has over 450 clients, our jobs clubs for young unemployed, carers, the retired, and people with physical and mental health conditions provides skills training and job search (our recent jobs fair had over 500 participants), our support for people with learning disabilities has brought groups of 40 people integrated into our daily activities for over two years, we have worked for many years to integrate people with sensory impairment into our inclusive environment and we run programmes of cognitive therapy for clients with mental health conditions, and we have a long record of working with womens groups with regular womens only days in our satellite hubs and facilitate 10 womens groups and mainstreams organisations around the issue of FGM and Breast ironing.
Our activities: Are designed with positive expectations to produce outcomes enabling and supporting older people to live independent lives in the community. The activities will lead to –
- Better health: in which lifestyle choices and service provision combine to give older people maximum opportunity for physical, mental and social wellbeing
- Better psychosocial life: in which older people feel connected and experience a sense of purpose and in which they feel valued and in which they nurture individual and collective capabilities.
- Socialisation, social interaction and social inclusion –increasing uptake of activities that promote mental well-being and social contact and opportunities for social contact outside the home. Activities will include trips and outings, music, dance, discussions, access to computers and the internet, and the opportunity for conversation, friendship and relationship building.
- The promotion of good health and independent living – preventative health services and activities – keep fit classes, chair exercise classes, yoga classes, healthy eating advice and health discussion groups.
- Carers support – support for carers and carers groups with practical support and respite linked to our befriending scheme and carer volunteers.
- Dementia support – offer people with dementia the opportunity to be social and to participate in activities in a safe environment.
- Information, advice and signposting – comprehensive advice and information service .
- Befriending scheme – our established befriending scheme will be functionally linked to this programme of activities and services.
- Volunteering programme – the project will recruit 50 community volunteers .
- Daily health and wellbeing programme benefiting 200 people directly and 1000 indirectly.
- Mental health – stress and depression management, mental health with 50+ Black African clients.
- Befriending Project – 50+ socially isolated older people.
- Health Campaigns – diabetes risk assessments of 500 people.
- Daily English classes 50 people.
- advice – daily advice surgeries (10 clients per week).
- Carers – daily respite and services benefiting 50+ cares.
- Volunteering – supporting 20+ volunteer team.
- Partnering on social agendas with 10 local employers.
- Capacity building with 10+ BAME groups.
- Working with Women’s groups on FGM, breast ironing, domestic abuse and elder abuse.