Windsor Women’s Centre is situated in the Village area of South Belfast and has been operating since 1990. The centre works within a community development framework to develop and promote equality of opportunity and champion practices and policies to better the lives of women and their families.
Situated in an area of high social and economic deprivation Windsor Women’s Centre provides much needed services to meet the diverse needs of women and their families from the surrounding communities. The centre typically works with around 300 service users a week. The services provided includes access to a range of both accredited and non-accredited training and education courses, quality day care, after schools provision and advice and information.
The centre also addresses health inequalities and helps to build community confidence through the delivery of capacity building programmes. Through its educational and training programmes, the centre offers women opportunities to acquire skills and qualifications, gain confidence and increase their prospects of meaningful employment.
Together with the voluntary and community sectors, the centre also endeavours to bring services to the area that are capable of supporting the women in the community towards building a better life for themselves and their families. Through these various programmes and services, the centre contributes significantly to community cohesion and social inclusion, in empowering women to become proactive and vocal members of the community.
The building itself seems to symbolise the centre’s positive impact within its community, having been designed by the local participants and founders of the centre, who also carried out much of the building work. In an area where issues of deprivation and poor housing conditions are crucial concerns, the creation of a colourful, welcoming and lively environment adds a constructive and vital energy to its surroundings.
As the only Women’s Centre in South Belfast, the organisation works closely with the Women’s Support Network and has been involved with many other women’s groups across Northern Ireland in bringing the sector together in agreement towards a comprehensible structure of Greater Belfast, Rural and Northeast.
Windsor Women’s Centre can offer individual room hire for a range of events between 9am – 5pm Monday –Friday
Rooms are suitable for meetings, courses, training and community events in the TATE building and the Centre’s main building. The TATE building room hire includes foyer and access to enclosed garden and has disability access to all areas.
- Room hire subject to availability
- Free/reduced cost room hire available for occasional community usage on request to Management committee.
- All activities delivered must be in keeping with the ethos and values of Windsor Women’s Centre.
TATE Multi-purpose room – £50 per half day
Table seating – 15 people
Conference seating – 30 people
TATE Salon – £50 per half day
Table seating – 30 people
Conference seating – 50 people
Holistic Therapies – 6-8 stations with massage tables & stools
Suitable for Yoga & Pilates classes – up to 12 people
TATE Small office space – £10 per hour
Suitable for 1-1 meeting space
Small group meeting – 6 people
Main Building multi-purpose room – £50 per half day
Table seating – 25 people
Conference seating – 50 people
Funders are desperately needed in order for Windsor Womens Centre to carry on helping local people in this deprived neighbourhood to have a better quality of life for themselves and their families.