The Belgrave Baheno Peepul Centre (BBPC) is a registered charity (charity number 1092389) that works with a number of different organisations to help the local community.
The most rewarding thing is witnessing the development of thousands of ordinary women and the empowerment of communities enabling normal people to take everyday control over their own future.
Everybody in the local community knows somebody who has been helped by Belgrave Baheno over the years. It is this credibility and track record that forms the basis of trust and collective pride in the work of Belgrave Baheno.
- The project raised and won the first legal test cases against low pay helping to implement the minimum wage assisting thousands caught in a poverty trap to earn a living wage
- With the support of the local MP, Belgrave Baheno championed The Race Relations Remedies Bill bringing cases of race related discrimination compensation in line with gender related cases
- For over 20 years the practical activities and programmes of music, dance, education, social welfare, vocational training, childcare and business support helped thousands of ordinary local people to grow
The Coffee Morning group was put together by a group of local ladies who just wanted to get together every week for a few hours and get away from all the hustle and bustle of motherhood and daily house chores.
The group provides a comprehensive programme of educational training and leisure activities to suit all.
The ladies meet up every Monday and carry out various activities from dance, arts and crafts to even sharing trade secrets recipes.
Recently the Coffee Morning group have been involved in a big cultural project that combined two very different groups of women from different cultural backgrounds. The Coffee Morning and the Over 55 Moving Together ladies were brought together by Smita Vadnerkar (from Nupur Arts) who also put together their choreography. The ladies have perfumed their collaboration at the Curve theatre.
Project LALU (AKA Look-A-Lady Ukulele) is an all-female ukulele and lyrics based group, running for 5+ years. The project is led by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust in collaboration with Bright sparks (voluntary arts in mental health group) and Peepul Enterprise in association with a range of other partners. The initiative is dedicated to health, wellbeing and cultural unity.
The LALU ladies write record and perform original, multi-lingual, songs – working with leading musicians, including Mellow Baku, lead facilitator – who also supports and leads them in performance.
For more information, please see the groups dedicated website: www.projectlalu.wordpress.com
The Kushi Group provides a supportive environment for women experiencing mental health difficulties.
They provide a safe place to build social connections and a sense of community without fear of being discriminated against.
Currently the Kushi Group is working in conjunction with the LALU group and take part in regular performances across Leicestershire.
The ladies meet once a week to take part in various activities such as taking part in the LALU session, arts and craft session, dance and even day out to Skegness.
The Adhar Project empowers people to take control of, and manage their own mental health difficulties. They achieve this by using a holistic approach and delivering services in a culturally relevant and personalised way.
Working primarily with the BAME community in Leicester and the surrounding area, their services include:
- Therapeutic support using arts, social and cultural activities delivered as individual support and group sessions
- Advice, information and signposting to additional services
- Advocating on behalf of individuals and communities on mental health issues, ensuring they understand their rights
- Educating society on mental health issues, challenging stigma and encouraging people to seek early intervention
For more information on the various services that are offered by Adhar, please contact them on 0116 3196560.
Silver Star Diabetes
CAMPAIGNING FOR DIABETES AWARENESS.
The Charity runs Mobile Diabetes Units, whose main role is to carry out important diabetes testing and to promote culturally sensitive healthcare in the major towns and cities of Britain.
Regular surgeries are help at the Peepul Centre helping bring awareness to the local community of important health care issues and what can to done to help maintain their health.
Little Peepul Day Nursery raised £115.16 by doing various activities with the children during 17th – 23rd March 2018 and holding a bake sale.
Look at all the yummy cakes that we had on sale!
Here we are having fun doing our PE class with Dave the Fitness Manager.
Children in Need
Little Peepul Day Nursery raised £98.80 holding a bake sale on 17th November 2017.
Peepul Enterprise in partnership with choice international presents…
Disability Sports and Inclusive Fitness
Free sessions @ Peepul Enterprise, Leicester
Next session: 1st June 2017 – 11:00 am – 16:00 pm
Peepul Enterprise is happy to be supporting Inclusive Fitness. That’s why we care about providing affordable opportunities for all.
We would like to invite you and your friends to our on-going Free Inclusive Sport Sessions.
From 11 am – 4 pm participate in Inclusive Fitness, Boccia Training and Play, Wheelchair Tennis and Wheelchair Basketball.
Ethnic Minority Foundation, CHOICE (Action Rights Development) and Peepul Enterprise are committed to getting more disabled and non-disabled people involved in Disability sports and Inclusive fitness.
People with a wide range of impairments can participate in sports, including Paraplegics, Polio, Spina Bifida, Amputees, Brittle bones, Cerebral palsy and Multiple Sclerosis.
Haven’t got a disability?
We are encouraging all those who want to support Disability sports and Inclusive Fitness to come along,
Join in with sessions, have fun and support the opportunities for disabled and non-disabled people in Leicestershire.
0116 261 6000
Peepul Enterprise, Orchardson Avenue, Leicester, LE4 6DP
Volunteer Recruitment at Peepul Enterprise
If you are a graduate or studying at the moment or out of work or retire and looking to gain valuable work experience or be part of an exciting project in 2016 then send us your CV. We are seeking volunteers – from 18+ years old – who are passionate about social justice, community development and social enterprises. The various roles to which we are recruiting volunteers at the moment are as follows:
The receptionist/usher is a key member of the Hospitality and Events Team and will often be the first point of contact between the general public, people that have booked our venue, suppliers and those coming for meetings with senior staff.
The role of the receptionist/usher demands excellent people skills, effective office practices and a positive personal approach to difficulties. In this role, you need to provide the best possible level of customer care to all visitors. In broad terms, the main responsibilities of the role include staffing the main reception desk, dealing with enquiries and managing a wide range of administrative tasks in support of the Peepul Enterprise ensuring that the reception and atrium are always clean and professionally presented. Other responsibilities are checking the auditorium area, counting the ticket stubs together with the total numbers for the show, to guide patrons on entering and leaving the theatre, taking tickets, giving directions and maintaining health and safety of the audience.
Time commitment: minimum time requirement is 2 days a week for up to 8 weeks duration.
Level 3 Qualified Childcare Workers Volunteer Placement
The Childcare services provides a range of services for children and young people aged from 3 months up to 8 years. Services include
• Daycare services for children from 3 months to five years
• School holiday provision from 3 years up to 8 years.
• Short stay crèche Mondays – Fridays
• Crèche provision at weekends/evenings for conferences, leisure, seminars and workshops.
The Childcare offers a wide range of services that aims to provide the highest quality of care, learning and promotes individual development of children, whilst supporting families who may be returning to work, training or simply need some ‘time out’ for themselves. If you are looking to gain working experience in a professional environment, please contact us.
The successful candidate will have relevant childcare experience as well as nationally recognised and appropriate L3 childcare qualification.
Time commitment: minimum 2 days a week up-to- 8 weeks placement.
Our key requirements are that you must desire success, want to actively contribute to making a difference and to be stretched to your limitations – If you think you have these qualities and the opportunities above interest you – send me a CV with covering email indicating your area of interest.
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