Our past projects
We offered specialist services to Polish families affected by domestic abuse in Wales during the Covid-19 pandemic:
we run a helpline for victims and perpertators
we offered counselling to people who experience abuse and to those who harm
we run domestic violence awareness course "Gateway"
we offered individual parenting support.
The project was funded by the Welsh Government.
We supported Polish parents from Greater Manchester who required support from Children Services due to domestic violence or parenting difficulties. As a result of our support parents reported improved wellbeing and increased knowledge about the British social care system.
The project was funded by
the National Lottery Community Fund
A parenting programme for Polish parents and carers
The Nurturing Programme is an evidence-based 10-week course for parents and carers that improves the emotional health of both adults and children and strengthens family relationships.
We adapted the course content to Polish and we delivered it in Polish for the first time in the North West region.
The project was financed by Comic Relief Community Fund, Polish Consulate in Manchester and Cheshire East Council.
We supported Polish adults who experienced mental health issues. We worked with people who experience multiple barriers from engaging with British agencies to ensure that they access support at the right time.
The project was funded by the Big Lottery Community Fund.
We offered emotional support to Polish people who struggled to cope with their situation caused by the pandemic.
The projects were funded by Community Foundation Wales
Tesco Bags of Help
We offered the course to Polish women living in various parts of Derbyshire.
The project was funded by The Community Foundation for Staffordshire as part of the Tampon Tax Community Fund.
We delivered a group course for Polish women living in the Nottingham City area.
The Gateway course was delivered in co-operation with Juno Women's Aid,
funders of the project.
We delivered the course for Polish women living in the Wirral area.
The project is funded by The John Moores Foundation.
How did the group help me?
As a result of coming to the group, I feel a stronger woman now. I find it easier to deal with my problems. I changed the way I see things now, where I would normally end up crying, shutting everyone out and blaming myself I now tell myself: "It didn't work out this time, I will try again".
Women Side by Side
The group was set up for Polish women of all ages who experienced problems with their mental health or who simply felt lonely and wanted to meet other Polish women for a coffee and chat.
We run weekly meetings in Wrexham.
The project was funded by Mind.