Healthy Start

Healthy Start is an NHS scheme in England and Wales which provides supermarket vouchers to low-income families with children under four, to help them buy healthy basics like fruit, vegetables, milk and infant formula.

But despite the value of Healthy Start vouchers being boosted as a result of Marcus Rashford’s #ENDCHILDFOODPOVERTY campaign, the take-up of the vouchers by those eligible is dropping across England.

Despite food poverty increasing across the country, nearly half of those eligible for the vouchers aren’t receiving them – which means each week over £1 million worth of free food isn’t reaching the children who need it most.

In Enfield 47% of these vouchers are unclaimed.
This means £11,717.25 worth of food is not reaching those in the borough who need it.​

More information from www.healthystart.nhs.uk 
Either apply online via link above or call the Healthy Start helpline on 0345 607 6823 and ask them to send an application form to you by post.    You can also ask a Midwife or Health Visitor  for an application form.

 

Spring Raffle 2021

Poster for EWC Spring Raffle 2021We are trying to raise funds to cover the extra costs of Clinical Supervision for our counselling service. This need has grown in the last year with more and more women needing support for a range of reasons from the effects of the lock-down such as isolation, loneliness, etc. through to the rise in violence. Clinical Supervision is a requirement for all counselling services; we have a team of 10 counsellors we need to ensure receive adequate supervision to enable them to provide a good service to our clients.

Enfield Women’s Centre Spring Raffle 2021
Draw to take place Friday 4th June 2021
Buying and paying for Raffle Tickets.
• Tickets are £5 each.
• Pick numbers between 1 and 200.
• Payment is by way of PayPal.
• Please state the numbers you would like.
Please contact Marylyn Spencer at The Enfield Women’s Centre for details on how to pay.
Email: info@enfieldwomen.org.uk
Facebook Messenger: Marylyn Spencer
Tel: 020 8351 8934 – Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10.30 to 4.00
You will receive a response within 24 hours.
Thank you for taking part and for supporting The Enfield Women’s Centre.

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO HELP OTHERS

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO HELP OTHERS. Our food distribution project is working very well with many new families and individuals being referred for help; to the point we need to appeal for more donations to share.
People can either drop these in the donation boxes at Sainsbury A10 or Lancaster Road branches or deliver direct to the Centre. If you cannot deliver contact us and we will try and collect. We have some large families on our list as well as single women and those sheltering.
People can donate to the fund for this by Via JustGiving on Facebook – by clicking on http://www.justgiving.com/enfieldwomenscentre
When buying things in packs – rice, pasta, etc. please buy in packs no more than 2kg – it is easier to distribute to families than large bags of pasta, rice etc. Whilst we can deliver to families the large sacks are difficult. We can share the same weight in goods amongst families – we make sure all families receive goods weekly. Some people still insist on coming to the Centre personally so smaller packs are also easier for them to carry. Our clients consist of families with children and also older folk or single people who are all vulnerable/isolated for a range of reasons.

  • Canned meats & fish – Stews, curries, etc. corned beef, hotdogs (packets too), ham, Spam, Fray Bentos pies, Canned chili (meat or veg), steak and minced beef. Fish; tuna, sardines, salmon, mackerel, pilchards, anchovies
  • Quorn products and similar, cauliflower rice
  • Pastas (all sorts), noodles, Cous cous, Lentils, Rice including
    Microwave rice packs (variety),
  • Instant mash
  • Coffee (inc. decaf), Tea, hot chocolate
  • Canned veg – beans (all kinds), peas, corn, carrots, tomatoes, chickpeas, spinach etc.
  • Canned spaghetti, Spaghetti hoops, Ravioli, Macaroni cheese, Beans & sausages, etc.
  • Canned fruit; peaches, pears, apples, fruit cocktail, prunes, strawberries, mandarin segments, grapefruit, pineapple
  • Canned custard (also cartons)
  • Milk – evaporated and condensed, long life, semi skimmed & whole, lactose free, powdered milk
  • Fruit juices. Squashes – low sugar if possible
  • Salt & pepper, other seasonings – small pots for sharing, gravy granules
  • Mayo, ketchup, brown sauce, salad cream, pickles, etc.
  • Jars of Sauces for pastas, curries, casseroles, cooking oils, etc.
  • Jams and marmalade and other spreads – including sandwich spread
  • Biscuits lunch time snack type things
  • Cereals (no bran at present) tiddler snacks /biscuits
  • Nappies, baby wipes, talcum powder, nappy cream, baby shampoo and bath Shampoo
  • Toilet roll, Shampoo, Conditioner, Shower gels, Soap, Toothpaste, Deodorant, Talcum powder, Washing up liquid, Hand soaps, Soap & fabric conditioner – must be non-bio, Toilet roll, Kitchen towel, cotton wool, plasters, cotton buds, sanitary pads,
  • Cat and dog food – dried/tins/pouches

Not included in the lists are items for treats for children –
biscuits, bars, sweets and other snack type items. Essential for busy and frazzled mums and stir-crazy kids.
Babies – nappies – all sizes, baby wipes, nappy cream, baby shampoo, talcum, baby oil, baby formula, cereals, foods, snacks
Toiletries, tooth pastes, toothbrushes, soaps, hand soaps, shampoo, shower gels, deodorant, hand creams, cotton buds, cottonwool, plasters, sanitary items

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Christmas Hamper and Toy appeal

Support Us Christmas Hamper and Toy Appeal We hope to provide the families & individuals we support through our food-bank with a hamper this Christmas

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Help us to give families a better Christmas

We have been supporting women and families for over 25 few years. This is done via counselling, training, advice, information, food and clothing distribution, social activities, outings, etc. Since COVID the numbers have increased with more and more families being referred to us via social services, schools, health and other professionals.

We are trying to raise funds to enable us to give them all a little extra this Christmas time. We plan to deliver hampers and would like to include a variety of treats for all the families including Christmas Crackers, stocking fillers, yummies and a food voucher for each family to go towards a turkey or other main course item.

Families differ in size with some having up to with eight children including some with differing abilities. We also plan to include small toys, activities, etc. We cannot do this without your help.

Enfield Women’s Centre is a charity providing women and girls and their families a safe place where they can be listened to and services to help them overcome challenges so they can take their rightful place in our community. We offer: Counselling, Training courses (Confidence, Assertion, Anger, Stress Management). Weekly; street dance, walks, coffee mornings, talks, etc. We offer support/advice on a range of issues and referral to other services. Social activities include cinema group, outings (theatre, seaside, other) socials, etc. We work in partnership with the statutory sector through various fora including Domestic Violence, Public Health, Early Intervention Network, Enfield LGBT network, Homelessness Forum, etc.

New Service Available

Poster advertising Pamper Sessions at EWCCome along to our new Pamper Sessions which start

*WEDNESDAY 29TH MAY*

All treatments will be done by our fully qualified beautician Jade.
PLEASE book in advance by contacting the number on our poster!!

Childcare will be available

Working for women and girls and their families in the community