Women’s Activity Centre (WAC)

Women’s Activity Centre (WAC) is a female only day care service, in the central, Park Ward area of Halifax in West Yorkshire. We provide a programme of structured support to mainly South Asian women aged 50+ who due to cultural sensitivity are exposed to social isolation and deprivation. The centre has adopted a variety of approaches exploring the management of maintaining the physical and mental well-being of older Asian women living in Calderdale.

Are You Interested In A Career In Heath & Social Care?

We are looking for ladies who would like to build their confidence and learn new skills. Gain knowledge and experience of working with the elderly or younger people.

Our centre is a women only centre offering day care and social activities for older, mainly South Asian ladies. But we have opened our doors to offer a unique learning experience, in a safe space where you will get help and support if you struggle with English.

If you have lived in the UK for more than 3 years, are unemployed or on low income, then call Kausar or Marie Mon-Wed on 01422 252 447

We will be having an open day/party 11am-1pm on Wednesday 24th August 2022, where you can call in and see our centre, talk to the tutor and some of the other ladies who have been taking the courses here. We will provide a buffet lunch, and you can bring your children if you don’t have childcare help during the holidays.

Women’s Activity Centre, Hope Mill, Hope Street, Halifax, HX1 5DW
Tel. 01422 252447 Email. admin@waccic.com

Photograph of the exterior of the centre

WAC Mission Statement

WAC is a dedicated community centre that aspires to raise the quality of life for South Asian women in Calderdale.

  • To provide culturally, religiously and linguistically sensitive care, and practical and emotional support for minority ethnic women.
  • To use preventative measures to reduce ill health and alleviate isolation.
  • Empower and build confidence through establishing social networks and increasing access to information and advice.
  • To promote healthy living and healthy eating.
  • Women’s Activity Centre offers services and its facilities to all sections of the community regardless of ethnicity, faith or any other background.

Opening Hours: Monday to Wednesday – 9am-2pm (Closed Monday 11th July for Eid)

Projects: We run a number of projects. We are currently working with Calderdale Council’s Inclusive Economy Team on a project to help women into working in Health & Social Care. Find out how you can get involved here. Find out more about our projects here

Activities and Services: Accessible to all exercise classes, luncheon club, day care services, respite for carers, relaxation and mindfulness, meditation and holistic well-being, Diabetes self health management, counselling and support. For more information click here

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Find Us: Contact us by phone on 01422 252447, email admin@waccic.com or visit us at Hope Mills, Hope Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX1 5DW (On the corner of Hope Street and Gibbet Street) – View Map