Projects

Cohesive Society has been engaged in multifaceted activities and has undertaken numerous initiatives. These are projects which were nuanced in the communities that we addressed. Cohesive Society CIC is one of the pioneering community organisations to address issues which demand intervention with state-of-the-art or bespoke planning and executions. Our initiatives encompassed Education, Sports, Games, Exercise,  Healthy Lifestyle,  Career Guidance, Mentoring, History, Heritage, Language, Culture, Anti Social Behaviour, Training, Volunteering, Cooking Lessons, Research, Rehabilitation, Helpline & Women   Empowerment. 

 

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Food Vouchers in Association with   Hope Centre

Cohesive Society is always at the fore front of helping all the BAME  communities. Hope Centre & Cohesive Society are now collaborating to promote the vouchers amongst the members of these communities in Northampton

COVID - 19 Vaccination BAME Project
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Rohingya Relief Programme

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I am a Consultant paediatrician in the NHS and also CEO of the above charity. I was involved in Humanitarian aid with Covid globally – www.miatwalsall.org.uk.

Imran Chowdhury BEM, the founder of Cohesive Society was one of the pioneers who undertook the initiative of increasing uptake of the Covid vaccination within the BAME communities in the UK. He was in the forefront and volunteered to reach out to those marginal communities who were misinformed about the vaccination myth and were therefore vaccine hesitant.

 

Mr Chowdhury collaborated with me and we jointly wrote a Public Letter. This letter was published in English, along with the his translation of the same in Bengali, and was printed repeatedly for  a few weeks in Janomot and Bangla Post newspapers. The same letter was also translated into posters and leaflets which were distributed in Northampton, Luton, London and Birmingham by the Cohesive Society volunteers.

 

This was undoubtedly a unique initiative and which must have resulted in uptake of the vaccination amongst the BAME communities – and in the process decrease pressure on the nHS and indeed decreased deaths! 

 

Secondly during the Rohingya Refugee crisis in Bangladesh our charity reached out to give relief in Bangladesh Rohingya refugee camps. Here Mr Chowdhury also helped our initiative with logistics and other administrative supports through the Bangladesh Army, Local administration & Relief and Rehabilitation authorities.

 

Mr Chowdhury has done a sterling job in both these instances and needs to be commended for his efforts.

 

Professor Abdul Rashid Gatrad OBE, DL, PhD, Dsc (Hon) FRCP, FRCPCH, MRCS

CEO Midland International Aid Trust (U.K)

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COVID Safety, Support & Guidance Project

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Cohesive Society has been working with the Community Champions Programme from October 2021 to March 2022. They have supported us at local events providing COVID safety, support and guidance. They have distributed COVID resources such as masks, lateral flow tests and sanitisers to Bangladeshi and Pakistani communities.

They have coordinated community conversations with local restaurants and Bangladeshi/Pakistani food shops; raising awareness of the barriers they face when it came to COVID, keeping safe during the lockdown periods and wider health care issues. They also supported with a letter campaign to 100s of  households in the Bangladeshi community promoting the vaccine in Bengali language and were able to have a more national reach by producing articles promoting the vaccine and COVID safety in 2 UK-wide Bangladeshi newspapers (Janomot and Bangla post).

Their reach and profile in the Bangladeshi Communities in Northamptonshire has aided us to give COVID support and guidance to these people who we otherwise would not have been able to access.

Pratima Dattani, CEO Support Northamptonshire

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Cost of Living &  Food Banks 

Cohesive Society is working with the Food Aid Alliance of West Northampton to set up  Food Bank for the Bangladeshi Community in Northampton and Voucher distribution logistics.  Public consultation, spreading the news and collating information with the communities 

by visiting places of worship. 

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Acting as an Interlocutor agent for motivating entrepreneurs to set up social and community interest types of companies to help alleviate poverty, addressing marginalisation, women empowerment & CSR.

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Cohesive Society provides telephone, face to face help for members of the communities. This is ongoing support. Book an appointment, contact us via our website or telephone call.

Cohesive Society is running a project from Nov 21 to promote Booster Jab and Flu Vaccination uptake within the BAME communities in the Northampton area.

The project will mainly focus on motivation, one to one sessions, door to door leaflets and pledge letters to increase the jab intake within these communities

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Cohesive Society carried out a campaign during the first vaccination programme to encourage uptake of vaccines within the diaspora communities. 

 

Cohesive Society undertook Extensive leafletting, FaceBook Ads, Publishing articles in ethnic print and electronic media, Mainstream press articles with Bengali scripts, BBC Radio interviews to ascertain the safety of the vaccination. Make communities aware and assure them of the myths spreading about the contents of the medicine and its ingredients. 

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Cohesive Society undertook this project to improve health and well-being of community at large.

 

Running - Cycling - Badminton- Cricket programmes are run by Cohesive Society.

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Healthy Meal cooking lessons initiative was under taken to teach youth how to cook less fat, less carb, less oily cuisine. Learn to cook from burger to butter chicken, from chilli con carne to chicken tikka masala in healthy way.

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Interaction with the wider communities to build cohesion and integration. Uniting diverse diaspora communities together to build a better and stronger society. 

Empowering the Youth 
Cohesive Society is always at the forefront of helping the youth achieve the best goals in their life. The life journey, at times, begins with obtaining employment. Still, from the outset of hearing the findings of the recent Poverty Report - Cohesive Society envisaged that there is a requirement for an organisation like Cohesive Society ought to come forward to help facilitate the youth, preparing them for achieving and securing a job or employment. 

The Poverty Report categorically stipulated that the YOUTH of BAME communities cannot prepare their curriculum vitae and other paraphernalia of requirements to secure employment.

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This project of making the community more aware of health consciousness was launched during the first lockdown. We organised a walking and cycling programme for the men and yoga classes for the women. 

During the project,   Cohesive Society also distributed 6000 free meals and 10,000 masks for the general public. 

This pilot project continued for five months. 

During Pandemic Cohesive Society organised Free Meals and Mask for the schools in the Northampton Town areas. 

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Imran Chowdhury B.E.M has been working for community cohesion, integration, youth motivation, community inspiration in communal affairs, businesses and other forums for the last 12 years in the United Kingdom.

 

His passion for motivation and inspiration has led to the Cohesive Society setting up.

 

Please view the speeches, interviews, talks, seminars and meetings.

 

You can watch his other activities on our YouTube channel.

Cohesive Society sponsored a Football tournament in Northampton on the 24th October 2021.

This was the first of its kind ever took place in the town.

A total of 16 teams from all over the country participated in this epic event.

Cohesive Society had all the shields, cups, and trophies made bespoke for the event.

The Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire and the High Sheriff graced the occasion as the Guest of Honours.

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Cohesive Society is organizing Healthy Cooking Lessons for the Youth. This is to encourage the youth to cook their own healthy meal instead of consuming unhealthy processed meals to avoid obesity and other health-related issues. The COVID 19 has given the communities an enormous amount of evidence of how the underlying health issues can make communities across the country susceptible to these kinds of viruses and what detrimental effects this can cause.

 

Please call our HOTLINE or Email us to book your lessons. This will take place in Northampton Town locations

Cohesive Society organised a tournament in Northampton recently where there were 88 teams coming from all over UK.

 

This was the first an ethnic minorities players from all over UK came together to make the tournament a very big success.

 

Prizes were distributed by Councillor Imran Chowdhury B.E.M; the founder of www.cppp.org.uk

 

The tournament attracted a huge audience from all over the UK. There were spectators from India, Bangladesh, UK and Ireland.

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 Building a Stronger Britain Together (BSBT ) was launched by the Home Office in 2016 as the main programme under the government’s new strategy.

Cohesive Society CIC joined 2017  this programme to create cohesion and integration amongst youths from all communities to make Britain stronger.

Cohesive Society is one of the vanguard institution which has been

Writing regularly in the press & media about the diaspora’s

Inherent history , culture, ethos, heritages  both in English and Bengali languages weekly.

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Socio - Economic -  Demographic - Qualitative 

- Ethnographic studies based  Research Projects

We are engaged in multi-tier bespoke research initiatives in diversified research within the UK's BAME demographies.

International Collaborations

Cohesive Society is running international collaboration with Bangladesh through our Bangladesh branch office, providing support to repatriated migrant workers and running school IT projects and bursary programmes for underprivileged girls , Donating and fundraising for schools in remote areas of Bangladesh in the Islands communities  and remote rural areas.

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