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DOSTI Group

Address details
Organisation Go-Woman! Alliance CIC
Address c/o Adderley Children Centre 1 St Saviours Road Birmingham B8 1HN
B8 1HN
Birmingham
Contact details
Email yasmin@gwacic.com
Phone 0121 327 2997
Website http://www.gwacic.com
Opening hours Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm
DOSTI group every Tuesday - 9.30am to 3pm
Term time only
Accessibility details Disabled access available.

DOSTI group was setup in 2012 as an informal group, led by volunteers. The group meet every week over a cup of tea and biscuits.

GOAL runs DOSTI group which targets older women from the community who are isolated due to lack of language skills and cultural norms.

As a consequence of this project, we are seeing young carers accessing DOSTI group. Many of them just want some respite time which they get through this programme. Whilst the elders are engaging with their peers, young carers get involved in other activities such as card making, painting or simply just talking to others in same situation.

Through DOSTI group we provide health sessions delivered by professionals in the community in home languages; language development through basic English classes being accessed by users of DOSTI group; confidence building through doing, which involved trip to market in Birmingham.

Creating and developing a group that they can call their own; accessing peer support has given many of the women a new lease of life.

DOSTI’s group runs a drop-in session once a week, providing a safe and trusted environment where women from all backgrounds can come and meet like-minded people.

Through building trust women will be able to share their concerns and anxieties, accessing support from their peers in the community.

Simply sharing their anxieties removes some of their loneliness. Finding out that they are other people with similar issues, helps to reduce their own anxieties, giving them opportunity to meet like-minded people.

Service details
Categories Social Activities,Family support,Health Advice and Guidance
Staff Qualifications Staff with wealth of community experience. Ability to support community languages.
Gender women
Quality standards
  • Staff subject to Disclosure &Barring Service
  • Adult safeguarding policy
  • DBS checks
  • Staff are suitably qualified

Last updated: Jan 8, 2019 11:40

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