Hodan has carried out a research exploring what the current and future needs of the Somali population in West London are. The women participants listed Osteoarthritis, diabetes, blood pressure, heart issues, cholesterol etc as their main health issues. They did agree that their lifestyle affected their health; that they were not able to exercise or go out meant that they were very sedentary. Hodan has rightly responded to this expressed need and set up women’s a health empowerment and engagement club. The format is keep fit sessions provided by a qualified fitness instructor, followed by traditional play/ dancing, socialisation, sharing information and experience, making friends, stressing out etc.
This is run 2 days a week and is open to all communities. You can register by contacting Hodan Somali Community, please go to how to contact Hodan section.