Slough women celebrate International Women’s Day

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Dozens of women turned out to celebrate International Women’s day at an event hosted by housing associations Thames Valley Housing and A2Dominion. The event was also attended by local councillors Madhuri Bedi, Sunyia Sarfraz and Shabnum Sadiq.

International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates the social, cultural and political achievements of women. The free event in Slough took place on Wednesday 8 March and aimed to support local women to change their lifestyle through a range of health and wellbeing initiatives. The event offered free massages, help to stop smoking, healthy eating advice, health checks and domestic violence support. A range of local providers were on hand at the event, including Slough Borough Council, Thames Valley Policing and charity Domestic Abuse Stops Here (DASH).

Rudi Nicholls, Community Investment Officer at Thames Valley Housing, said: “Our partnership with A2Dominion has enabled us to increase wellbeing awareness among women in Slough. Working together on this project, as well as many others, we have created various opportunities which have enriched the lives of our residents as well as the wider community.”

Donna Hodsoll, A2Dominion’s Community Investment Operations Manager, said: “With over 100 different languages spoken in Slough, this event brought together women from all walks of life in celebration of International Women’s Day. Local providers were on hand to offer expert advice and signpost attendees to free services in the borough. A2Dominion is delighted to help promote health and wellbeing in the local community.”

Local Councillor, Madhuri Bedi said: “Loved the wellbeing theme and that there were so many diverse women. A really good event, well done”.

One of the residents who attended also added: “Another good event with so much information. Was great that I could bring my daughter with me.”

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Notes to Editors
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About Thames Valley Housing Association

Thames Valley Housing is based in Twickenham, West London and delivers housing for a wide range of people. Founded in 1966, the association manages and administers over 15,000 properties in London, Middlesex, Berkshire, Surrey, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Wiltshire and Sussex. Thames Valley Housing aims to meet the aspirations of all our customers and residents, helping them to get the home they want or need at the outset, providing further opportunities to move or buy later should they wish. It provides affordable rented homes, shared ownership, and key worker accommodation, including the staff accommodation for eight NHS Trusts.

In order to generate a profit to help fund our social purpose, we also have a market rent business called Fizzy Living; and a joint venture to build housing for sale, called Opal.

About A2Dominion 

A2Dominion is a residential property group with 36,000 homes across London and the south east, and thousands more in the development pipeline.
The Group provides affordable, private and social rented homes, student, key worker and temporary accommodation, as well as supported and sheltered housing.
It also offers high-quality sustainable homes for sale and shared ownership, available through its FABRICA by A2Dominion brand.
The Group has a unique approach to housebuilding, generating profits for a social purpose instead of for shareholders, with millions of pounds reinvested each year into building much-needed affordable homes and supporting local communities.
A2Dominion is part of the g15, a group of the largest housing providers in London.

Visit www.a2dominion.co.uk

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