In Somali communities women have many cultural and gender barriers preventing them from accessing mainstream health services so our healthy living programmes are always appreciated as it is more appropriately focused to their needs. We also runs a series of 5-a-side football sessions specific for girls and young women.
Many adult members of the Somali communities have barriers in language and often lack some primary skills for life, due to their backgrounds in which they may not have had a full (or any) formal education in the past.
● Spoken English
● Written English
● Numeracy skills
● ICT Introduction
● Personal development
Our Back to work program is a joint venture between SIDA, the Job centre and numerous local employers and other agencies. We offer assistance in the following:
● CV Preparation
● Job search skills
● Interview techniques
Islam has great respect for motherhood who must have deep love for her children, make sacrifices for them and dedicate herself to their care and upbringing. However, in the UK the role of mothers in the family is changing and mothers are increasingly taking on multiple roles, such as working and looking after young ones at the same time.
SIDA provides support for mothers helping them maintain an awareness of their responsibilities, building upon their natural materinal strengths and helping them set clear goals to achieve everything demanded by motherhood in modern society.children’s lives, she will reap the rewards of their wisdom and good character.
Family Conflict, Resolution and Mediation
The pressures of modern life can put a huge strain on family. SIDA works with family groups on how best they can cope as a group to resolve troublesome issues such as bullying, violence, racism, anti social behaviour and internal family conflict
General Family Responsibilities
● Housing matters
● Domestic bills
● Welfare / benefits
● Children's Health
● Parenting issues