Edgar Road and Butts Farm Support Group

Contact Person

Ravi Arora     ravi@emaguk.net     020 8893 9444


Edgar Road and Butts Farm Support Group

The Edgar Road and Butts Farm Support Group has been set up by EMAG to offer help and support to black and minority ethnic communities in dealing with:

  • Social Services
  • Housing 
  • Health Services
  • Education
  • Leisure Activities
  • Racial Harassment
  • Police
  • Social Security Benefits
Background

This group was initially set up 10 years ago in response to racial harrassment and crime suffered by BME residents including refugees/asylum seekers living on the Hounlow Heath Estate.

During this time Ashi Dhillon our Project Support worker has very successfully highlighted these issues and others and include the following for key agencies for them to be resolved.

Since then the group has developed and even though it still serves it’s original purpose it has become more than an advice and drop in centre. Ashi has developed the group to become a safe place where its BME members can build confidence, learn skills and flourish as individuals and families. Several previous members have very sucessfully gone onto further education and employment and become valuable members of both the local and wider community. This group has a strong membership of 197 families and continues to attract new members of the local BME communities.

Edgar Road and Butts Farm Support Group Success Story

 2003 ESOL Programme – An average of 25 learners per year

 2005 Adult Learning Programme – Ran for 5 years and included the following programs

 Adult Learning Progam                                   Ave Annual Attendance

 Multicultural Fashion (Sewing classes)

 Life saving skills (Swimming)

 Healthy Living Exercise

 Digital Photography for 2 years

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 All programmes have been in partnership with Richmond Adult Community College

 
Employment - 10 learners have moved onto employment Since 2006
Future Challenges
  1. To provide learning and support programmes to help learners find employment
  2. Increase confidence level of spoken English within users
  3. Increase awareness of environmental issues and the impact it has on their lives

Tags
support   group   help   services  

Name
Edgar Road and Butts Farm Support Group  
Price
N.A.
Genders
All Welcome
Age Range
All Welcome  
Started
03 June 2014
Running Until
Until Further Notice

Venue

Hounslow Heath Estate
Community Centre
190 Edgar Road
Hounslow
Middlesex
TW4 5QP  

Activity Times

Day(s)
Tuesday  
Frequency
Weekly  
Time
13:00:00 to 15:30:00