Cumbria Multicultural Women’s Network brings together women of diverse cultures now living in Cumbria, for the purpose of acknowledging and celebrating individual heritage and traditions, sharing unique and collective experience, and nurturing skills and confidence; thus enhancing abilities to integrate with local community and pursue new opportunities.

What We Do

Opportunities for training.

One of our aims is to help women who may be leading isolated lives, to find friends and gain the confidence needed to look for a job or to take part in local community life in as full a way as they wish. We offer many training activities on a regular basis. 

Training may be a few hours, such as a talk by health or child care professionals; or several sessions - helping us to raise our confidence in everyday situations.  Occasionally,  we take part in major training programmes, such as the Oxfam programme we are engaged with currently.

Regular training sessions:

Conversational English
:  Regular meetings of small groups to improve conversational English skills. ask for more info

Craft sessions: Craft sessions, led by members of the network, are currently held on Wednesdays 10 - 12 am.  Places are limited, so contact us to find out what crafts are currently being covered and availability.

Dance: weekly sessions for exercise, fun and making friends. ask for more info 

Exceptional training

Oxfam: Women Learning together  A dedicated group from the South Lakes region of Cumbria are training with Oxfam to lobby for change for women who have No Recourse to Public Funds; and to create a stronger black and minority ethnic (BME) women's sector in the North of England. If you are interested to learn more, go to Learning Together from side menu on this page.

Coming soon:  Watch this space for details of further short training opportunities.

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"I return the book filled with admiration for the elegant way you have written your story and transcribed your experience in such a positive way…. (New Voices)"