We run two drop in sessions from 10am to 1pm Mondays and Wednesdays.
We have one of our workshops from 1pm to 2pm on Mondays and Wednesdays.
We now offer music on a Friday morning for under 18 months.
The average number of mums per session has risen dramatically from around 42 to around 50. At our busiest we are seeing 72 mums a session.
Shelter remains a pivotal partner for us at the project. The partnership funding from the Tampon Tax did not come through but they are committed to sending a case worker every week to attend the full sessions.
We have passed 187 referrals to them in the period we have been operational.
London Black Women’s Project
We have two different legal advisers and a housing adviser from the project with us on alternate Wednesdays. We have referred more than 70 mums to LBWP for advice in the period we have been operational and their results include:
- Non-molestation orders
- Leave to remain
- Change of condition applications
Newham Health visitors
We are working to a timetable of health visitor and nursery nurse attendance at the project every Monday.
We have agreed to encourage mums to bring their red books with them so that we can help health visitors record their interactions with mums for their own records.
We have been partnering with Community Links to deliver Create Your Own Future workshops for mums who have gained their right to work and are ready to graduate the project.
We have completed three cohorts of 7 on the initial six week course. These mums are now being mentored one to one for a period of up to six months in order to work or through other forms of self-actualisation.
We are now recruiting for a fourth cohort who will learn to sew.
Advocacy and Policy
We have recently undertaken a leadership programme funded by Rosa Voices from the Frontline to enable mums to speak up for themselves to create change in the world.