Walking, talking and moving together
We're delighted to have received funding from Sport England and Canal & River Trust to support our work to improve the health and wellbeing of women seeking asylum and refugees.
The funding from Sport England and the Canal & River Trust has enabled us to continue to fund our cultural dance workshops where we support 15 women seeking asylum. And, it has given us the opportunity to develop our Walk and Talk project.
These projects give the women we work with the opportunity to focus on their wellbeing as opposed to the multiple disadvantages they face and the daily worries relating to their pending asylum claims.
Navigating the waterways from Ducie Street through to Ancoats and beyond we will explore Manchester making use of the city's extensive canal routes. Our fitness and wellbeing facilitators, along with trained volunteers, will help facilitate conversations with the women while they take in the hidden nature within the city, becoming more aware of Manchester’s surroundings and reclaiming the women's right to public spaces.
When the weather permits, we plan to incorporate creative movement and dance in outdoor spaces near Manchester waterways such as in local parks to promote health and wellbeing through fresh air and exercise.
Thank you to the National Lottery players for making this funding possible!
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