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Health Services

What can the YCA offer you directly in terms of organised sessions and events?

The YCA runs a full and varied programme of activities targeted at different sections of the Yemeni community, with the aim of improving general levels of health education and awareness as well as fostering a strong sense of community and social responsibility:

Monday 9:30am - 12:30am

Women's Access Point (WAP)

The primary aim of the Women's Access Points (West Bromwich and Rowley Regis) is to provide a culturally sensitive environment that enables younger women to fully participate in basic skills provision, keep fit and (for the West Bromwich WAP) health awareness sessions. To ensure maximum participation, crèche facilities are offered to pre-school children from ages 1 and up.

Rowley Regis Programme:
at the Cradley Heath Community Centre, Reddal Hill Road, Cradley Heath, B64 5JG. [click here for map]

Keep Fit - (9:30am - 11:30pm)
Health Program - (11.30pm - 12.30pm)

Tuesday 9:00am - 10:00am Smethwick Programme:
at the Shireland Hall Primary School, Edith Road, Smethwick, B66 4QU click here for map

Keep Fit - (9:00am - 10:00am)
11:00am - 2:00pm Elderly Men's Luncheon Club - West Bromwich

The Elderly Men's Luncheon Club was introduced to encourage activity in the senior male members of the Yemeni community, as well as to improve their awareness of relevant health issues in a friendly and social environment. The Luncheon Club is held every Tuesday between 11am and 2pm and the Greets Green Access Centre (Tildasley Street, West Bromwich), and all elder men are welcome.


Health Awareness
- (11.00am - 12.00pm)
Gentle Exercise - (12.00pm - 1.00pm)
Lunch - (1.00pm - 2.00pm)

Wednesday 10:00am - 12:00pm

Time for Me:

There is now a 'Time for Me' program running as part of the WAP  (Greets Green Access Centre, Tildasley Street, West Bromwich on Wednesday 10am - 12noon).

This program aims to enhance Mental Well being, through reducing isolation by providing an opportunity for women to participate in Arts & Crafts, relaxation techniques, education, fitness or to just socialise, whilst their children are being cared for in the YCA crech (prebooking in crech necessary). 

The program is dictated by the women themselves.

Thursday 9:00am - 10:00am Smethwick Programme:
at the Cape Primary School, Cape Hill, Smethwick, B66 4SH click here for map

Keep Fit - (9:00am - 10:00am)
10:00am - 1:30pm Elderly Women's Access Point - West Bromwich

The Elderly Women's Access Point was developed to reduce isolation and social dislocation that exists among the senior female members of the Yemeni community. This takes place every Wednesday at the Greets Green Access Centre, Tildasley Street, West Bromwich, between 10am and 2pm. All are welcome.


Gentle Exercise - (10.00am - 11.00am)
Social Time - (11.00am - 11.30am)
Health Session - (11.30am - 12.30pm)
Lunch - (12.30pm - 1.30pm)
Sunday 2:30pm - 5:00pm Women's Cooking Club 
Alternate Sundays (2:30pm - 5:00pm) at the Greets Green Access Centre, Tildasley Street, West Bromwich.
The aim of the club is to share culinary skills with the group.  Each member takes it in turn each session to demonstrate how to make a certain dish agreed by the group.  The food is then shared amongst the group at the end of the cooking session.  As the cooking club is not funded by a YCA project means that each member incurs the costs of ingredients therefore a £1 contriubtion is requested from each member.  No transport or crèche availalbe.

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