Many women who accessed our refuge support provision do not speak, read or write English to a level where they could confidently communicate and live independently. Some of these women have not had access to formal education.
At Anah we developed and deliver a pathway for them to begin their journey into education and skills development.
Language and communication skills are vital in gaining independence and having the confidence to access external training and educational provisions.
The regular book club held in-house, provides service users who attend, with the opportunity to develop their basic English speaking, reading and writing skills. During these sessions, service users also benefit from peer support, develop constructive friendships and broaden awareness on relevant topics contributing towards increased opportunities and mental wellbeing.
The group work setting also encourages inclusion, improves self-esteem and contributes towards increased confidence. Anah’s library collection holds books about women’s health, self-help, info books, fiction, fact books, biographies of inspirational BAME women, cooking, humour, health & wellbeing & body & mind.