The Angelou Centre is a black-led women’s centre based in the Newcastle upon Tyne. We offer a range of holistic women only services for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) women across the North East region. As well as frontline support we also work at strategic and national levels ensuring the voices of BME women are represented and heard. We fully support women with disabilities and LBTQI women. The Angelou Centre is wheelchair accessible.
Training and employment support: We offer a wide range of courses, activities and support to help women to update and improve their skills and support them in their journey to work. Our accredited courses range from basic skills, like English, Maths, IT, ESOL, personal development to accredited volunteering and digital learning opportunities. The Angelou Centre advocates participatory learning practices and ensure that multi-lingual BME are able to access our courses.
Support for survivors of domestic abuse: We provide a comprehensive, holistic model of support for BME women, children and young survivors of domestic and sexual violence. We offer culturally and linguistically diverse advice, information and advocacy through case work; group support for women (Saheli) and children (Simba) as well as therapeutic care and counselling for women and children
Social and creative activities: Social activities and events are crucial in providing opportunities to meet other women from diverse backgrounds, make friends and build social networks - Mahila Mandal the ‘aunties’ group, for elders; Angelou Youth and Angelou Carers. BAM! SISTAHOOD! Project provides opportunities to explore creative and digital skills