Henna Asian Women’s Group was formed in 1982 by Asian women who had migrated from India, Pakistan and East Africa with the intention of bringing together people from diverse backgrounds.
Over four decades we have been able to build on their hopes and aspirations offering services which integrate people and allows them to build strong relationships and connections in the community.
We are based at the Abbey Community Centre which is a safe and familiar place for women to meet, giving them a sense of belonging and attachment. Here we offer a range of multi-lingual services and activities. We encourage women to participate in the diverse array of services we have on offer as well as those offered by our Partners.
Through this involvement women who may otherwise be socially isolated are given the opportunity to engage with like-minded individuals with whom they may share certain customs, values and attributes.
Henna is a user-led organisation that aims to improve the overall well-being of women and their families by increasing social interaction,; improving health and well-being,; maintaining and sustaining independence and overcoming deprivation and isolation.
Our services and activities are open to all women regardless of their background, ethnicity and religion, allowing us to be cohesive and inclusive. Henna strives and commits itself to overcoming cultural and linguistic barriers.