Women Connect First was established in March 2001 to empower Black & Minority Ethnic women in Cardiff and South East Wales by offering a range of services and training in order to improve livelihoods and employability.
At present WCF cater for a wider client group and offer a range of services including advice, advocacy, counselling, and a wide range of training programmes and volunteering opportunities amongst others. We target disadvantaged, isolated and marginalised communities, who are experiencing multiple layers of depravation, discrimination and exclusion in accessing services and employment.
- To promote social justice, gender and racial equality for all,
- To offer a holistic service that embraces the diversity of our participants,
- To maximise the participation of vulnerable people, especially within marginalised communities, by tackling the barriers they face and enhancing their opportunities of training, and employment,
- To raise awareness of the needs of disadvantaged communities, especially women, amongst service providers and policy makers.