RHL - Building Stronger Communities - People's Health Trust
We won a bid from the people's Health Trust to address integration issues amongst the Rushmoor Nepali population due to old age, language, cultural and education needs.
Using community venues, we deliver regular weekly workshops and events to the Nepali community. We particularly target women who may not speak English and have literacy issues even in Nepali.
The workshops include learning functional English language, cultural awareness, computer literacy classes, exercise and the opportunity to socialise.
Events include guest speakers on many subjects to improve cultural awareness and educate the Nepali community on simple matters such as GP/Hospital appointments, prescriptions, banking, insurance, benefits, and budget management.
The sessions help them with integration and provide opportunities to reduce loneliness and isolation with many living in bedsits or poor housing conditions.
The project ran for 2 years from February 2016 to January 2018 and we regularly attracted 50 to 60 people each week.