Empowering women and their families to make better and informed life choices

NKS is an established platform for women and their families to collectively address issues of concern to them living in Scottish society.


This is to support women on a one to one basis to access health services in Edinburgh. The project has been providing the service since the inception of NKS.


This post was created in 1994 with help from the local Councillor. Creating a separate post to deal with the social welfare problems of South Asian families helped in several ways.


This is crucial to NKS work overall. It provides a great deal of support to women who are very isolated and lack confidence for various reasons.


Currently, there are 8 groups running under NKS’ umbrella and all of the groups are mainly engaged in discussion sessions or activities on a voluntary basis.

NKS Nursery

NKS provides childcare to pre-school children in the NKS Nursery which is open five days a week from Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm.

NKS After School/Homework Club

The ASHC aims to provide learning support to children. Activities include: help with homework and projects; maths tuition and English tuition.

ESOL Classes

English for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL) classes run at NKS in conjunction with Edinburgh College on Mondays and Tuesdays from 1-3 pm at NKS premises.

Education and Training

Currently we have informal computer classes running here and offer childcare students work placement in our nursery.

Message from the management

Rohini Sharma Joshi OBE

NKS Chair

I would like to thank you for visiting the website. I hope the website has helped you with information on group activities and the services NKS delivers. We are constantly updating the site as we bring more services and resources on board – so keep visiting!

Naina Minhas

NKS Director

NKS is about improving quality of life for families by combating isolation and deprivation. Come and join hands with us to bring change and empower communities.  We want to do our bit to make Edinburgh a better place to live.