During 2009 – 2010 the Collective has been delivering the Working Neighbourhoods Fund programme, leading to securing paid employment for women residents of Tower Hamlets. Most of this work was to recruit female sports coaches, and we to date we have trained nine Football Association accredited Level 1 football coaches, 5 of which are now working; 8 badminton Level 1 coaches of which 3 have been offered jobs and also 3 cycling proficiency coaches.
Our work in recruiting women lifeguards led to the Tower Hamlets leisure centres, run by Greenwich Leisure Limited, to reinstate their women only swim sessions which saw a large rise in the numbers of women and families using the local swimming pools. We also carry out the independent waste surveys that cover the whole of the borough and which have resulted in us expanding our work on environmental information, waste management, sustainability and recycling advice.
To find out more about the women we have helped, please read the below case studies which focus on just some of the initiatives we are currently involved in:
MUSLIM WOMEN'S COLLECTIVE
Supporting and empowering the women’s voice in Tower Hamlets…