“Empowerment and Inclusion for Black African Older People in Greater Manchester – to help connect them with local services.”
To Promote social inclusion and eliminate isolation and loneliness.
To empower older black people by increasing knowledge on services available in their local area.
To confront issues and obstacles in their lives.
To remove barriers of participation.
To promote mental and physical health.
Helping You Connect To Local Services
OBADO runs a social club at Trinity Church Hall in Moston from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm every Tuesday and Thursday providing day time companionship and therapeutic activities tailored to older black Africans’ needs, enabling them to meet, socialise and so reduce loneliness and isolation which has been identified as a significant need within this community.
The venue is user-friendly with cooking and toilet facilities with disabled access and insurance is in place.
Activities include handicraft (card making, weaving, knitting, crocheting, and sewing) to exercise fingers and hand coordination; memory training and simple exercise classes to promote mental and physical health and well-being, listening to uplifting music from diverse cultures, dance and exercises, cooking different dishes from diverse cultures as represented/requested by participants, sharing cooking skills maintaining roots and cultures through food.
We also encourage older people to bring and share food and presents on special occasions to promote love and unity in our community.
We conduct home visits for assessments.
We welcome referrals from the NHS, Social Services, voluntary services and self - referrals.
What Our Clients are Saying
Rhona N Musoke
"I send my appreciation to the entire OBADO Team. Thank you very much indeed. Yes, I benefit from the service. I am happy to know that there's people out there thinking to the people in need like me, and I do tell my friends that there's a far more useful Charity organisation called OBADO, people who have are trying to make other people's life better, through giving them food and other things making them feel better and happy. I thank you again, the world needs people like you. God bless you all."
Mrs. Teddy Noblin
"Thanks to OBADO, you have been my caring when I was in need, you did a great job for me and the friend I introduced you thank you so, we now know where to turn and where we are lonely you visit us and even make it phone call, I am letting people know about OBADO and I will always support OBADO. May God bless OBADO."
"Obado is a great organisation and as a 90 year old pensioner I have found the service to be invaluable in combating loneliness and isolation. It has provided a place where I can meet new people and take part in social activities like card games, Scrabble and Domino's. I have made friends and I really look forward to the two meetings each week. During the pandemic lock down when we haven't been able to meet OBADO has been very supportive by contacting me weekly by phone and also providing cultural foods to me and to other members of OBADO."