SCLT Public Presentation Team Visit Cossington in Somerset


Monday 14th December 2015 has seen SCLT volunteer Roger Ibrahim visiting the monthly meeting of the Dhek Bhal South Asian Community Group for Women at the Barton Hill Settlement in Bristol.


Dhek Bhal was founded in 1987 by a small group of volunteers and operated under the name of Barton Hill Asian Women Group to bring women together who experience isolation.


On the 27 Novenber 1997 a company limited by guarantee was incorporated under the name of Dhek Bhal and on 21 December 1997 the charity was transformed into a company. The company subsequently obtained Charitable status on the 11 June 1998.


Dhek Bhal Day Centre Project is unique and caters for South Asian women from the age of fifty five from Bristol and South Gloucestershire. The Project was established in 1988 so that elderly women could meet for friendship and mutual support at a convenient location and maintain independence.


The Day Centre provides the following services:


Affordable, nutritional, halal/vegetarian South Asian meals

Advice and information on welfare rights, housing, health and other relevant issues

Companionship and mutual support to share experiences and counteract isolation

A range of exciting actitivies e.g:- aromatherapy, reflexology, massage and arts & crafts.

Shopping trips to local supermarkets and to shopping areas more further afield, such as Birmingham and Southall

Holidays to destinations such as Torquay, Wales and the Eden Project.


Following his presentation Roger commented, “I have been to the very welcoming environment of Dhek Bhal on many occasions now and I have truly enjoyed sharing a traditional South Asian lunch with the ladies of the Dhek Bhal Womens Group. My presentation was translated into Urdu so everyone was able to understand the vital message of senior safety"


Every member of the group received a personal copy of the latest edition of the award-winning magazine of the Senior Citizen Liaison Team, ‘The Senior Siren’, which now is made available to more than 250,000 readers every-other month.


The Scene is Set for Roger's Presentation to Dhek Bhal

Rog in Cossington Dhek Bhal