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Pakistan and Kashmir Welfare Association Ltd, Batley (PKWA)

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  1. The Pakistan and Kashmir Welfare Association (PKWA) is a grassroots, community association operating from a purpose-built centre in the heart of Batley. We are committed to providing social, welfare and educational services to the general public, and in particular to the Pakistani and Kashmiri communities, of Batley; and to campaigning for positive social change on a range of issues.

    Activities and services include:

    Older people -

    · Shama older women's group.

    · Respect older men's group.

    Mental health -

    · Roshan women's mental health group.

    · Rashme men's mental health group.

    Carers support -

    · Apna men's carers group.

    · Hamara women's carers group.

    · Carers respite garden and room.

    Interpreting and advice -

    · Interpreting and translation service.

    · Benefits and immigration advice.

    · Nextstep information, advice and guidance

    Young people -

    · Kidz Space out of school and holiday club for school aged children.

    · Community education and raising standards of achievement for school children.

    · Youth club and youth residential visits and trips.

    Learning -

    · ESOL classes

    · Sewing classes for women.

    · Community education and raising standards of achievement for school children.

    · Private tuition classes.

    · Alim extended learning centre.

    We also hold cultural events, and have facilities for weddings and social functions.
    For more details please contact us.


Contacts

PKWA Association


PWKA Centre Off Manor Way
Staincliffe Batley WF17 7BX

01924 422786
01924 422257

Organisation last updated

  1. 28 January 2019

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  1. PKWA Centre, Manor Way, Staincliffe, Batley, WF17 7BX
    1. All key services are accessible. Wheelchair access
    2. Either, there are specially marked parking spaces for disabled people, or disabled people can park within 50 metres of an accessible entrance. Disabled parking
    3. There is a toilet which can be accessed by people with disabilities including wheelchair users. This means that it complies with the standards set out in Part M of the Building Regulations,'Access to and use of buildings. Fully accessible toilet
    4. There is a loop system. Please contact the venue if you need further information. Loop system

History

  1. The Pakistan and Kashmir Welfare Association (PKWA) is a grassroots, community association operating from a purpose-built centre in the heart of Batley. We are committed to providing social, welfare and educational services to the general public, and in particular to the Pakistani and Kashmiri communities, of Batley; and to campaigning for positive social change on a range of issues.

    Background:
    The PKWA was established by a group of community activists in 1990. At the outset the PKWA had no premises or resources, and initial meetings were held at the homes of the founding members, who also supported the development of the organisation from their own personal resources. The initiative to form the Association arose out of growing concerns that locally the people of the Pakistani and Kashmiri community were facing exclusion in a number of key areas, such as health, housing, education and employment. Evidence from community consultation, local authority surveys and census data, as well as the anecdotal experiences reported by the community, indicated that the Pakistani and Kashmiri communities were suffering from extraordinarily high levels of poverty, ill-health, and unemployment; and the feeling was that the situation was likely to become permanent for the next generations unless serious remedial action was taken to tackle the root causes. The founder members put together a mission statement and one of the terms of reference was to establish a community centre.

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