Getting Older & Being Young – women centred stories & resources

As part of the Women Centred Learning Groups, WomenCentre met with women from the Tea and Talk Women’s Group at LASSN which is a space for women on Connecting Opportunities to socialise, practice English and encourage one another in an informal setting. This short video offers wisdom and insight about age for you to enjoy and reflect upon.

WomenCentre’s role on Connecting Opportunities has been to work with women migrants and with our organisational partners to provide training and advice about women centred ways of working. We have been exploring, embedding and developing this methodology to support women centred practices while working with women migrants. We have brought together 6 principles of women centred working with women migrants which frame our work. We have also worked on adapting the principles for digital and blended ways of working

As part of the Women Centred Learning Groups, women offered different perspectives on the theme of getting older and being young. Please see here for thoughts and learning from women who consulted and meet with other women in their communities, asking what they’d like to share with us about getting older or being younger.

Connecting Opportunities works with new migrants to develop their skills and opportunities to find work and be part of the local community. Since the beginning of the project, over 60% of participants have been women. Connecting Opportunities recognised from the start that specific and specialist support would be needed. We have a specialist partner supporting young people – The Children’s Society. Connecting Opportunities also focusses on participants over 50 when looking at our data and outcomes, therefore age has also been an important topic. But these topics don’t exist in isolation for women migrants – they intersect with gender; with wellbeing and mental health needs; with disabilities; with being black, brown or from a minority group; and with other topics and categories of lived and embodied experience.

Connecting Opportunities is funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.