Networking Key Services (NKS)

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CONTACT DETAILS

Darroch Annexe, 7 Gillespie Street, Merchiston, EDINBURGH, EH3 9NH
0131 221 1915 / 0131 659 7837
nks@nkshealth.co.uk
LOCALITY
South East
LAST UPDATED
11 Jul 2022

information DESCRIPTION

Empowering women and their families to make better and informed life choices

NKS is an established platform for women and their families to collectively address issues of concern to them living in Scottish society.

Networking Key Services Ltd (NKS) is a health and welfare organisation working with South Asian (Bangladeshi; Indian; Pakistani) women and their families living in Edinburgh. The vision of the organisation is to improve the quality of life for South Asians and the mission is to provide a common platform for South Asian women to act collectively to raise health and welfare issues of relevance to them.

The primary aim of NKS is to alleviate deprivation and isolation experienced by South Asian women and their families living in Edinburgh and to promote positive health and well-being among them. Our role is to make South Asian women active citizens living in Scottish society by engaging them in various activities at NKS and by supporting them to access mainly mainstream services of interest to them in Edinburgh. We believe that South Asian communities are disadvantaged and marginalised that leads to social exclusion. NKS aims to provide a range of services that would help to work towards social inclusion of South Asian women and children.

The project strives to raise women’s confidence allowing them to integrate into the wider society. NKS works on the principle of holistic approach to health and welfare where users socio-economic and health issues are addressed to improve their quality of life. A Community Development approach is used and users are encouraged to participate in all aspects of the running of the organisation.

Our support workers speak: Urdu; Hindi; Punjabi; Bengali and Sylheti.

ORGANISATION ACTIVITIES

Advice/Information Advocacy Befriending/Monitoring Black/Minority/Ethnic Community Development Education/Learning/Training Family Support Health Help Lines Older People Self Help/Support Social Care Sport/Leisure/Recreation Volunteering Women Young People

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Networking Key Services (NKS)

Networking Key Services (NKS)
Darroch Annexe, 7 Gillespie Street, Merchiston, EDINBURGH, EH3 9NH
0131 221 1915 / 0131 659 7837
nks@nkshealth.co.uk
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