Our Background


The Muslim Women’s Welfare Association (MWWA) was founded in 1987 by local women concerned about the lack of support available for Muslim Women and their families in Redbridge and neighbouring areas.


The issues which prompted the creation of MWWA remain equally relevant today. Many Asian women lead very isolated lives and have very few opportunities to develop and be included as a valued member of the community.


MWWA has run a number of successful projects which have included ESOL classes, dressmaking, computer classes, parenting skills programme, Yoga and keep fit activities and many others. These are run in several venues across East London to reach out women in their local areas. These are open to all women, regardless of faith, colour or creed. Services are used by women from a variety of faith groups.  So far, we have organised five heritage projects.  These projects helped us to promote the value and meaning of one's heritage and culture.  Our ladies didn't know what heritage meant.


MWWA has also developed special projects to contribute towards greater inter-cultural understanding, building on skills and talents of our services users.


In recent years MWWA developed two further activities:


  • Introducing Yoga Instructor Training and then forming more Yoga groups operating at different venues to reach the wider community.

  • The ladies Social Club commenced to support women of all ages to give them a platform where they can come and socialize and make friends. It particularly helps women who are isolated, depressed and would like to get involved in their local community's activities. We arrange health talks to improve women's health which will impact in forming a healthy community.

  • In 2020 we held compter skills/English language till February 2021.  This project especially was for women who missed their education at youth years and got left out.  We gave them a second chance for basic education.   

This project was funded by ESFA & Groundwork


Our organistion offers community cohesion, inclusion and integration.

Latest News

Project Skills

We have delivered Computer & English sessions since February 2020 to 20 women. This course was located at our Cardinal Heenan Centre till the lockdown was implemented in mid March under the Government guidance. We had to adapt to other methods of delivering this course. We decided that classes will be delivered via Zoom meetings. This way participants will not only learn a new skills of using Zoom but also will complete their course. We have now completed the course. The participants learnt word processing and Microsoft word application.






Yoga Club

Our yoga classes which were taking place in The Parish Hall, Ilford had to halt due to Covid-19. However we continued via Zoom and is an on-going activity. Participants learnt how to join Zoom meetings and now attend the sermons regularly.

Contact Shahida : 07957238513

E-mail: Staff-mwwa@hotmail.com


Cardinal Heenan Centre, 326 High Road, IG1 1QP 

Latest project

We are running our ladies drop-in sessions once a week on Tuesdays from 11am to 2pm in Ilford. For further detail please click on the link below.