We support disadvantaged and vulnerable women with complex needs

Women's Work is a National Award Winning Charity with the aim to improve the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged and vulnerable women. Our services are targeted at women who have complex and multifaceted needs, including those affected by drug and alcohol misuse, women offenders, women exploited through prostitution and those fleeing domestic abuse. Read more ]

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Derbyshire Inspirational Woman 2017 [14 March 2017 ]

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“Derby sex worker numbers cut to 30, say police” Derby Telegraph Article [ 8 August 2015 ]

Police say in 2011 an estimated 80 sex workers operated in the Normanton and Pear Tree areas. Now, thanks to a dedicated operation, a partnership working with a city-based women's charity and the help of the local population, that number is down to about 30. Read more ]

Derby woman: I escaped the partner who beat and raped me but my new man was another abuser - Derby Telegraph [29 July 2015 ]

Beaten throughout three pregnancies - resulting in one miscarriage, raped and having her six-week-old baby thrown at her are all experiences one woman endured at the hands of her partner. It was only one day when he hit their young son so hard that it left a hand-print on his leg that she snapped and finally threw him out for good. Read more ]

Simon's Story

Simon's Story

Simon is 10 years old. He has lived with his grandmother since birth, due to both his parents having substance misuse issues. Simon was seeing both parents regularly and enjoyed living with grandmother; however he was very confused and often questioned why he was unable to live with his parents. Read more ]

Laura's Story

Laura's Story

Laura is 48. Laura first began to access Women’s Work in 2012. She had fled her previous home with her young child after 20 years in an abusive relationship. Her ex partner was an aggressive and violent alcoholic and her young daughter had unfortunately been witness to her mother being attacked by her father. Read more ]

Cheryl's Story

Cheryl's Story

Cheryl was referred to Women’s Work in March 2013. At the time of assessment 4 out of her 5 children were in Local Authority Care as a result of neglect, substance abuse in the family and being victim of domestic violence off her mother and father of the children. Cheryl has 2 girls and 3 boys. Read more ]

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