Women’s Activity Centre (WAC)

Lockdown 2

We will be closing again from Thursday 5th November until at least Monday 7th December to comply with the government lockdown restrictions! We will be available by telephone (01422 252447) and online if you need help or support during this period.

For more information visit the Government website for the latest Covid-19 Advice.

For advice on symptoms, what to do about isolating and where to get a test visit the NHS website.

We’ll see you soon, and in the meantime, take care all, and remember #StayHomeStaySafeSaveLives #HandsFaceSpace

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Women’s Activity Centre (WAC) – Who we are:

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.

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-3pm

Projects: We run a number of projects. Talking Works: To tackle isolation and loneliness. Help Others to help Yourself: Develop confidence, make new friends and gain skills for working in Social Care. 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

News: To keep up to date with all our latest news you can visit us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or visit our Latest News page

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