About us

Networking Key Services Limited (NKS) was set up in June 1987 in Edinburgh as Nari Kallyan Shangho by a group of Bangladeshi women who wanted to have a place where they could meet regularly and discuss their needs and problems faced by them living in Scottish society. They secured premises on Dalry Road where the project ran from for nine years. One of the first things that they set up was a playgroup, which has over the years grown into the NKS Childcare Facility of today. The project grew to include women and their families from Bangladeshi, Indian and Pakistani origin. In 1996 NKS moved to the current premises in Darroch Annexe. Many different groups run at NKS over the week and the organisation provides them with innovative and life enhancing activities. In April 2019 the name was changed to Networking Key Services Limited to reflect that NKS works for women and their families and provides services to all communities in Edinburgh.


Scottish Charity Awards 2009 / The Scottish Asian Business Awards 2009 / Scottish Empowerment Awards 2005 / Contribution to others finalist 2005 / Health Promoter of the year 2004 / Integration Partnership of the Year Award for 2017 / Finalist in the Health and Social Care Integration Award Category for The Herald Society Awards 2017 


The primary aim of NKS is to alleviate deprivation and isolation experienced by women and their families living in Edinburgh and to promote positive health and well-being among them. Our role is to make women active citizens living in Scottish society by engaging them in various activities at NKS and by supporting them to access mainly mainstream services of interest to them in Edinburgh. We believe that they are disadvantaged and marginalised which leads to social exclusion. NKS aims to provide a range of services that would help to work towards social inclusion of women and their families. 

The project would strive to raise women’s confidence to allow them to integrate into the wider society. NKS works on the principle of holistic approach to health and welfare where users socio-economic and health issues are addressed to improve their quality of life. A Community Development approach is used and users are encouraged to participate in all aspects of the running of the organisation.


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Our Services

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Our Child Care Facility

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