Ekata was born out of feedback from our existing Nepalese Elderly support group for recent arrivals in Greenwich. Our Women committee and volunteers recognised that Women in the community needed addition support to ensure their voice was heard.
At Ekata project, we run women-led sessions to identify and engage with local Nepalese women and widows at our community hub. The volunteers and participants get-together to share experiences, be self‐supporting and empowered with the skills to advocate for themselves and their family and the wider community. Engaging through activities such as Nepalese dance, Tai Chi, gardening and music to build a resilient community to improve quality of life. A volunteer group of elderly Women and Widows directs the hub sessions to identify and fulfil the group's own needs, this includes signposting to doctors, health and leisure services to provide relevant information on health, wellbeing and how local services work in the UK.
A collective of women who are better informed, with improved mental health outcomes through increase of opportunities and self‐supporting.
A point of access for service providers to inform service design and delivery to improve wellbeing outcomes in wider community.