An update from Hannah W – our Wellbeing Case Worker for women seeking asylum

The funding for the Lloyds Wellbeing Case Worker is now one year in and I wanted to update everyone with a bit of information about my role and what I have been up to over the last 12 months. I attend Rainbow Hearts (group for women seeking asylum) most weeks and enjoy the opportunity to check in with women, meet new women and speak to those who may need a bit of extra support. I have worked with over 15 women over the last year, some have been just a little support with checking in at Rainbow Hearts and some have needed more intensive support.

 

As well as attending Rainbow Hearts I also see women on a one to one basis to provide emotional support, this can involve something as simple as helping a woman get out of the house by going for a coffee or a walk round the local park, or helping women to access support at other services such as RETAS, PAFRAS, Shantona and Bahar Women’s Association. I attend Meeting Point Women’s group regularly to meet new women as well as supporting partnership working. As part of the one to one sessions I have helped women to access volunteering opportunities through Voluntary Action Leeds, referred women for specialist counselling with Solace and supported women in accessing local services in their communities such as libraries and social groups. It’s a really varied role and I love it!