Utulivu Women's Group - Covid-19 response


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The national emergency situation caused by Covid-19 disproportionately affects minority communities and means that many people now require more support than normal. Community support partners Alliance for cohesion and racial equality (ACRE), Utulivu Women’s Group, Women with Vision (Reading), and Reading Community Learning Centre (RCLC) have come together to coordinate support for BAMER, marginalised or minority communities and especially those from the new and emerging groups in Reading, Berkshire. Individuals within these communities may be experiencing difficulties in coping with the current situation and would need assistance. We aim to help them get the support they need.

For more information, contact:

ACRE on info@acre-reading.org or 0118 9510279;

Utulivu on info@utulivu.co.uk or Call, Text or WhatsApp 07859063643;

Women with Vision on wwvreading@gmail.com or 07737038629;

Reading Community Learning Centre (RCLC) www.rclc.org.uk, mobile number 07923 138 681

Last updated: 27/04/2020

'UTULIVU' is a Swahili word for 'PATIENCE'. We work with women, senior citizens, children and young people with the support of men. Our main focus is to empower in order to integrate into the wider community through activities that promote health, education, wealth creation, healthy familiy relationships, sexual health and cultural awareness.

We also provide volunteering opportunities.

We run a community gardening project which is open to the public at set times throughout summer.

We are a voluntary service which is run by volunteers. Three years ago we received the QUEEN'S AWARD for voluntary service.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Esther Oenga
Contact Position
Current Chair
07896299926 07896299926 07828307997 07828307997
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Where to go

35-39 London Street
London Street
Directions to RG1 4PS

Please note that we meet in the above venue only when we have an event/activity going.

We frequently run events and activities  for different ages at different times all aimed at integrating into the wider community through promoting health, healthy family relationships, education, sexual health, cultural awareness, gardening. Our gardening project is open to the public at set dates throughout summer. These events are advitised well in advance through various avenues including the website and the word of mouth.

We do not have an office and the group is all run by volunteers.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Every day Monday to Friday 9.30 to 5.30pm by calling
Session Information
We run events and activities both during the day and evenings depending on what it is.


Referral required
Referral Details

No refferal is required but we encourage people to register if they are attending any of the events.

Other notes

We go for venues that are disability frendly and more central. 


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