Tassibee are pleased to announce that they have been granted continuation funding from The National Lottery Community Fund: Reaching Communities to continue to deliver its successful Tassibee Advocacy Community Service Programme (TACS) for another 3 years.
Over the last three years we have supported over 250 women with a range of activities that promote mental and physical wellbeing for Asian adults aged 50+ in Rotherham. “Before coming to Tassibee I didn’t go out and was in the house for weeks alone; now I feel happier in myself and the migraines I used to have, have eased off. Most days I don’t suffer from them anymore. I am really grateful for the sessions set up by Tassibee as they have given me the opportunity to meet new people, share ideas and I now feel part of a community” says a Tassibee member.
Drawing on this momentum, the new funding enables us to extend the existing programme guided by members of Tassibee and develop new services that support all BAME women in Rotherham regardless of their age.
The programme will continue to offer our:
TACS Advocacy Service
Helping you to access information on care, health and social services in order to make informed choices.
TACS Wellbeing Programme.
Weekly workshops will be available focusing on craft activities; Information sessions delivered by guest speakers who are experts in social and health sectors; attending Yoga and Walking Groups.
TACS Befriending Programme
We have a group of volunteers who will continue to offer a befriending service to the most isolated members of our community.
Life Skills Training
This new area will focus on developing resilience and Life Skills, and also help members learn to use technology.
Talking to the women attending the Centre,
Munir said “I really enjoy coming to Tassibee; it has helped me to progress and I can now help others and show them how to do crafts. It makes me feel good about myself.”
Taseem added “I have arthritis and coming to Tassibee helps me get out of the bed. I love the ladies so much, they are now my friends and I am very happy that we can carry on coming to the Centre.”
Khalida, Chief Executive says “We are proud as an organisation, to have received the continuation funding to support the women further their journey. This will help more ladies who are socially excluded and isolated to come to Tassibee and learn new skills, share their ideas and gain confidence. Existing service users will lead the way as they are becoming more independent and the programme is helping them manage their day to day chores whilst dealing with their long-term health conditions.”
If you are interested in finding out more about our TACS programme contact Kathy at Tassibee on 01709 377750