After 12 years of supporting women and families in East London through our learning and development programmes. We are sad to announce that our Women’s Programmes in Stepney Life Centre has come to an end as of 15th December 2021. 

This is due to lack of funding and lease issues that we were unable to resolve.  

While we are sad that the programme has come to an end, we are proud of the lasting change it has made for the women and families in the community. 

We appreciate that there is still a need for support in the community around advice for housing, benefits, employment etc as well as access to ESOL courses, so we have put together a list of useful local resource. 

Bromley by Bow Centre – A community hub providing services for vulnerable people. St Leonard’s Street, London, E3 3BT 

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Activities and sports
  • Family and adult social care
  • Employment and training advice
  • English lessons and computer skills 

Contact – 07928 809935 / 07496 283141 


Osmani Trust – offers a wide range of community, health and sporting initiatives tailored to the needs of the community. – 58 Underwood Rd, London E1 5AW 

  • Girls Project between 8-25 year olds.
  • Education and employment support
  • ‘OC Active’ – Healthy lifestyle programme for young people
  • ‘Shaathi’ – Family mentoring programme

Contact – 020 7247 8080 / 


Idea Store – Hubs around Tower Hamlets including, Poplar, Bethnal Green, Shadwell, Whitechapel and Canary Wharf. Offering library and computer services, family support and education. 

  • ESOL conversation club
  • Book group
  • Community navigators – offer advice on staying safe and healthy, food banks, financial advice. 

 Contact – 


Toyhouse Centre – Family community centre offering a wide range of services and activites. 92 St Paul’s Way, Bow Common Ln, London E3 4AL 

  • Pregnancy and parent support
  • After school club
  • Stay and play
  • Special needs and outreach service

Contact – 020.7987.7399 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our staff, volunteers and partners who have worked with us on the Women’s and Family Support Programmes over the years. Each and every one of them have helped change women’s and families lives, and the legacy of their hard work will live on in the women and families who are now more confident, more skilled and more independent as a result of their influence.