Category Archives: Women

Mumbles Circle dance group

 Simple folk and choreographed dances from around the world to beautiful music. No experience needed; no partners needed. Further information from Penny 01792 366601.

7pm alternate Thursdays at West Cross Community Hall, Linden Av. SA3 5LE

Any other names/acronyms which you are known by: Circle dancing

Description:

Simple folk and choreographed dances from around the world to beautiful music. No experience needed; no partners needed.

Services Offered: Group dance tuition in a friendly atmosphere.

West Cross Community Hall, Linden Av. SA3 5LE
Swansea

Contact Name: Penny Cross

Contact Address: 4 Hillcrest, Langland, Swansea SA3 4PW

Contact Telephone Number: 01792 366601
Contact Mobile Number: 07803133265

Contact E-mail Address: pennyguilbert@hotmail.com

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?: Street parking or limited parking at the community centre.

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access with assistance

Status of organisation: Private (Non-Profit)

Opening/Meeting Times: 7pm alternate Thursdays. Further information from Penny 01792 366601.

What languages do you use within your organisation?: english

Membership Costs/Charges: £3 per session

Further information from Penny 01792 366601.

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Oystermouth Historical Association

Local History organisation covering Oystermouth (also known as Mumbles).

Description: The association was founded in 1985. It holds nine talks a year on a wide range of historical topics - some local some of more general interest. An outing to a local place of historical interest is organised in the summer. Everyone is welcome to come along to meetings which are held at the Ostreme Centre in Mumbles.
Chair: Nick Hughes
Vice-chair: Gary Gregor

Services Offered: Local history talks, exhibitions. Contact the secretary for further information.

Organisation / Service Address:
Ostreme Centre,
Newton Road,
Mumbles,
Swansea,
SA3 4BA

Public Access At This Address: Yes

Contact Name: Kate Jones
Position In Organisation: Secretary
Contact Telephone Number: 01792 361466

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?
Car park adjacent to Ostreme Centre

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access without assistance

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

 

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Fair Treatment for the Women of Wales

Any other names/acronyms which you are known by: FTWW

Description: Fair Treatment for the Women of Wales (FTWW) is a third sector organisation set up to support, inform, educate, and advocate for girls and women in Wales who are suffering a range of health conditions and who are not receiving adequate (or fair) treatment.

FTWW aims to empower women to speak up with confidence amidst a medical and societal environment which tends to privilege the male experience, often dismissing women’s symptoms and concerns as being ‘psychological’ in origin.

Current campaign is on Endometriosis but it is our mission to support all girls and women regardless of the condition as we notice the big inequalities women face within the healthcare system.

We have a closed Facebook group for discussion and information, a website, and you can also contact us for further support.

Services Offered: Support, Guidance

Website: www.ftww.co.uk/our-mission

Contact Name: Debbie Shaffer
Position In Organisation: CEO

Contact E-mail Address: info@ftww.co.uk

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Please add any other details:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/393110234196590/
Twitter:
@FTWW_Wales

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Swansea Endometriosis UK Support Group

Any other names/acronyms which you are known by: Endo UK

Description: We are a support group that meets once a month to discuss and gain support with Endometriosis. Carly is the Group Facilitator on a voluntary basis. We meet at the LC Swansea and are on Facebook too.

Services Offered: Support & Guidance

Website: www.endometriosis-uk.org

Contact Name: Carly Stewart
Position In Organisation: Support Group Facilitator

Contact Address: Unity Centre,
71 High Street,
Swansea,
SA1 1LN
*For letters etc only*

Contact E-mail Address: SwanseaGroup@endometriosis-uk.org

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?: Our meetings at the LC, Swansea have parking available and many disabled parking spots for those needing it.

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access without assistance

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening/Meeting Times: Once a month. Please e-mail for details of next meeting.

What languages do you use within your organisation?: English
Registered Charity Number: 1035810

Membership Costs/Charges: No charge for attendance at meetings.
Endometriosis UK does offer membership options for further support on their website.

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Street Football Wales

Currently we have 4 leagues based in Swansea, Newport, Merthyr Tydfil and Colwyn Bay. Our league season runs over 8 matchdays (once a month) from March to October with 2 cup competitions one locally which is during the season and a National Social Inclusion Cup Competition at the end of the season.

Street Football Wales is there for people when they have reached that point. It’s an opportunity for people to be involved in something where they will not be judged or stigmatised.

SFW developed and delivers its Training & Education programme to participants from within SFW attending and gaining qualifications. Participant volunteers are actively involved in the delivery of the project with participants attending monthly Branch Meetings.

The International participation (Homeless World Cup) programme has also been incredibly successful during the past 10 years with record numbers of participants being assessed during the 2013 season. SFW also facilitates a female programme to enable representation from this group at the HWC.

Description: Street Football Wales (SFW) is a social inclusion charity that exists to improve the lives & opportunities for socially excluded people in Wales using street football. All Street Football programmes are made up of team members aged 16 and above and facing social exclusion through homelessness, substance misuse, mental ill health or cultural issues.

Services Offered: SFW aims to create a nationwide Street Football network capable of engaging with those furthest away from mainstream support provision.

Organisation / Service Address: The 104,
104 Broughton Avenue,
Blaenymaes
Swansea
SA5 5LN

Is public access available at this address: Yes

Facilities Available: There are office space at the site but all delivery of the project is delivered in the community other than our Training & Education programme which is delivered at 104 Broughton Avenue

Website: www.streetfootballwales.org
Contact Name: Keri Harris
Position In Organisation: Project Leader

Contact Address: As above

Contact Telephone Number: 01792 572950
Contact Mobile Number: 07879 420352
Contact Fax Number:

Contact E-mail Address: keri.harris@gwalia.com

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access without assistance

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity
Opening / Meeting Times: Varied
Registered Charity Number: 1152799

Please add any other details: If you would like further information or would like a chat to discuss ways you can get involved please feel free to contact a member of staff direct on 01792 572950 also please take a look at our website www.streetfootballwales.org or follow us on Twitter @Sfootballwales

Or email one of our staff on:

keri.harris@gwalia.com
bethan.clayton@gwalia.com

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The African Community Centre

Examples of services offered:

  • 1-2-1 Counselling, Group Counselling, Sewing, Arts Therapy, Yoga and Jewelry  classes  for female Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  • Homeopathy for Male and Female Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  • English Classes for Male Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  • English classes for beginner and intermediate female Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  • Youth Forum for young people from Asylum and Refugee families and young people of African and Afro-Caribbean heritage
  • Parent and Toddler Group for male and female parents, and children from 0-5 years

Description: African Community Centre Wales is committed to breaking down barriers, promoting participation and community cohesion. ACC vision is of a society where African and African Caribbean Community members are fully included, where their well-being is a priority and where justice is promoted.

Organisation / Service Address: The African Community Centre
94 Walter Road
Swansea
SA1 5QE

Is public access available at this address: Yes

Facilities Available: Disabled and pram access at rear of building, on-site car park, disabled toilet on bottom floor, reception and waiting area, tea/coffee availability

Website: www.africancommunitycentre.org.uk

Contact Name: Isioma Ikediashi
Position In Organisation: Centre Manager

Contact Address: 94 Walter Road
SA1 5QE

Contact Telephone Number: 01792 470298

Contact E-mail Address: isioma.ikediashi@africancommunitycentre.org.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?
Parking at rear of building

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access with assistance

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening / Meeting Times: Open daily at 9:30am until 5:00pm

What languages do you use within your organisation? Spainish, Hausa, Yoruba, Arabic, Igbo and Swahili
Registered Charity Number: 1124327

Company limited by guarantee Number: 06331619

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Sambatawe

The membership of Sambatawe is by invitation only, and is not open to the general public. Sambatawe are running two courses during the autumn. Introduction to Samba Drumming: get to grips with instruments and rhythms played in a Brazilian Carnival band and Introduction to Samba Dance: keep fit while learning some seriously funky Brazilian dance movements. Both course begin on Thurday October 1st, and will run for 10 weeks. The classes take place at the St. Phillips Community Centre, Swansea between 6.30 and 7.30pm. Attending either course will cost £3 per session. Registration is available by contacting Mr. Ari Jowett

Contact Name: Mr Ari Jowett

Contact Telephone: 01792 510850

Contact E-mail: info@sambatawe.org.uk

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LGBT Cymru Helpline

LGBT Cymru Helpline is a free and professional caring service for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender people in Wales offering free support, advice, and counselling to the LGBT community in Wales.

Services Offered: Counselling, advice, support, information

Address:
c/o 71 Pen y Graig Road,
Townhill,
Swansea
SA1 6JY

Public Access At This Address: No

www.lgbtcymruhelpline.org.uk

Contact Name:Mr Chris Reed
Position In Organisation: Volunteer Co-ordinator

Contact Address: c/o 71 Pen y Graig Road,
Townhill,
Swansea
SA1 6JY

Contact Telephone: 01792 828057
Contact Mobile: 07837 920234

Contact E-mail: line@lgbtcymruhelpline.org.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities? Free parking is available

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: (Access With/Without Assistance Or No Access)Access without assistance

Status Of Organisation: Private (Non-Profit)

Opening Times: voicemail service: 24 - 7Helpline Hours: 7.00pm - 9.00pm Monday & Wednesday. Counselling: by Appointment

What languages Do You Use Within Your Organisation? Bilingual (Welsh/English)

Affiliations/Qualifications: All our counsellors are BACP members

Cost of Membership/Charges: e.g. £10 per year membership.
Please include any concessions or discounts.

Publications Produced: Website, Newsletters, directories, leaflets, etc.

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Women’s Archive of Wales

AMC/WAW aims to raise awareness of Women’s history in Wales, collects and preserves papers etc. relating to women’s lives and activities. Promotes research , organises events and exhibitions.

Address:
c/o South Wales Miners' Library,
Hendrefoilan Campus,
Gower Road,

SA2 7NB

Website: www.womensarchivewales.org

Contact E-mail: info@womensarchivewales.org

The records of the Women’s Archive Wales are deposited in the West Glamorgan Archives Service in the Civic Centre, Swansea, details of the collection can be found at http://www.swansea.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=32314

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Swansea Women Centre

Post-crisis domestic abuse support via training; social groups; women survivors and their children; lesbian only groups; women-only service

Description of Organisation: Multicultural Resource and Training centre for women in Swansea.

Address: 25 Mansel Street Swansea
SA1 5SQ

Website: http://www.smwrtc.org.uk

Contact Name: Ms Claire Webster
Position In Organisation: Training Development Worker
Contact Telephone: 01792 411119

Contact E-mail: SWC.Main@smwrtc.org.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities? Unspecified offstreet parking

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Accessible to wheelchair users able to walk a few paces and up to a maximum of three steps

Opening Times: Office opening hours Mon-Fri 10-4.00; Centre opening hours for drop-ins Tues, Wed, Thurs 10.00.00-2.00; training times variable, please call for details.

Affiliations/Qualifications:Free training with childcare on request on a variety of subjects, accredited and non-accredited; social groups; computer facilities; free or very cheap room-hire; short-term support and signposting; Health & Wellbeing project; Outreach project; volunteer programme with excellent opportunities for personal development.

Cost of Membership/Charges: Unwaged: 10 pounds per yearLow waged: 25 pounds per year High waged: 45 pounds per year

Publications Produced: Quarterly newsletter for members; training & events brochure available from Centre and website or request addition to our mailing list.

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Paragons Netball Club

Description of Organisation: We are a friendly successful netball club and a sociable group of girls who have enjoyed playing together for many years. In our club we have many abilities and we welcome new players who are serious about netball or want to play for fun and just keep fit.

Services Offered: Netball Training Sessions and Competitive Games

Public Access At This Address:
Yes

Website: http://www.paragonsnetball.co.uk

Contact Name: Pippa Barrow, Ruth Bennewith & Vicky Williams
Position In Organisation: Coaches

Contact Address:
Play Football Swansea
Llangyfelach
Swansea

Contact Telephone: 07967 782954

Contact E-mail: paragonsnetball@hotmail.com

Status Of Organisation: Voluntary/Charity
What languages Do You Use Within Your Organisation? English

Affiliations/Qualifications:
Welsh Netball Association

Cost of Membership/Charges:
e.g. £10 per year membership. Please include any concessions or discounts

Publications Produced:
e.g. newsletters, directories, leaflets, etc

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Panthers Netball

Description of Organisation:
A ladies netball team that play in the Swansea Netball League, for fitness and to enjoy

Services Offered: Game time to improve fitness. Opportunities to go down the route of umpiring courses etc

Address:
Lc2 Swansea

Public Access At This Address:
Yes

Contact Name: Sam
Position In Organisation: Treasurer

Contact Address:
Lc2 Swansea

Contact Telephone: 07817 886163

Contact E-mail: panthersnetballswansea@hotmail.co.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?
There is a large pay & display carpark

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: (Access With/Without Assistance Or No Access)
Access without assistance

Status Of Organisation: Private (Non-Profit)

Opening Times: Netball fixtures are giving at the start of the league. Game times varey from 6:30 p.m to 9:00 p.m

What languages Do You Use Within Your Organisation? English

Affiliations/Qualifications:
Welsh Netball Association affiliated

Cost of Membership/Charges:
Welsh affiliation to be paid to the welsh netball assosiation as a one off that covers for one year, then £4 per game played

Publications Produced:
Some times there are write ups in the Swansea evening post

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Pennard Garden Society

A village based society with wide interests. Our Secretary is Janet Jones 234705.

Services Offered: We meet at 7.15 on the second Monday of the month from October to April in the small hall of Pennard Community Hall and organise outings to gardens in the summer months.Our Annual Show of vegetables, fruit, flowers and produce takes place on the second weekend of August in Pennard Community Hall. The show is open to members and all residents of the parish of Pennard .

Public Access At This Address: Yes

Contact Name: Janet Jones
Position In Organisation: Programme Secretary

Contact Address: 15 Heatherslade Road
Southgate
Swansea
SA3 2DD

Contact Telephone: 01792 234705

Contact E-mail: janphil15@waitrose.com

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities? Car park adjacent to Community Hall

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access with assistance

Status Of Organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening Times: 7.15 pm second Monday in the month

Cost of Membership/Charges:
£3 pa individual renewable each January
£5 pa couple renewable each January

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Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust

We provide information and advice about the archaeology and historic environment and local history of the area. 

Services Offered: Regional Historic Environment Record, providing information on sites and monuments in our catchment area. Advice on archaeology within the planning process. Advice also given on conservation and preservation of sites of archaeological and historic interest. Talks and guided walks on archaeology and the historic environment provided on request to community groups, local history societies etc. Portable Antiquities scheme reporting centre Regional Historic Environment Record, providing information on sites and monuments in our catchment area. Advice on archaeology within the planning process. Advice also given on conservation and preservation of sites of archaeological and historic interest. Talks and guided walks on archaeology and the historic environment provided on request to community groups, local history societies etc. Portable Antiquities scheme reporting centre.

Address: Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust,
Heathfield,
Swansea
SA1 6EL

Public Access at this address: No

Website: www.ggat.org.uk

Contact Name:Enquires to switchboard/e-mail will will be routed to appropriate member of staff

Contact Address: Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust,
Heathfield,
Swansea
SA1 6EL

Telephone: 01792 655208

Contact E-mail: enquires@ggat.org.uk

Status Of Organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening Times: By appointment only (Monday - Friday 9.30 - 1.00pm and 2.00pm -4.00pm)

Charity Number: 1276976 (Wales)

Publications Produced: Occasional publications. No regular journal.

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