Press Clippings

"The sister of a mother-of-four who was brutally murdered by her ex-partner is holding a Zumbathon event in Derbyshire to raise money to help women and children affected by domestic violence." - Derby Telegraph 17th July 2015

Pupils launch community campaign against drugs, alcohol and smoking - Derby Telegraph 26th December 2012 "Students at a Derby school have been learning about the dangers of drug and alcohol addiction and raising awareness in the community. Six sessions with year-eight students at Woodlands School in Allestree, were run by Stacey Dixon, of Derbyshire's Women's Work charity."

Eastern European women 'forced into selling sex on our streets' - Derby Telegraph 28th August 2012 "The city has seen a gradual increase in non-British sex workers since the EU expanded in 2004 but there has been a more dramatic rise during the past year, according to Derby charity Women's Work."

We'll save streets from sex and drugs menace - Derby Telegraph 8th August 2012 "Dionne Reid, chief executive of charity Women's Work, which helps street workers, said that she would not "sanction" the approach being taken. She said: "I do not know what they expect to achieve and I don't think they have the interests of the women at heart."

'I don't know what I would have done without Women's Work' - Financial Freedom Summer 2012 "Sex workers or women with drug and alcohol problems are among those who are being helped by the charity Women's Work. The Derbyshire-based organisation, set up by Dionne Reid, offers support to women and their families through workshops, family outings, exercise sessions, educational courses and one-to-one guidance."

Children devastated by their parents' addiction to drugs or alcohol get vital help from project - Derby Telegraph 25th May 2012 "One child draws pictures of needles, another imitates drug use and a third is terrified when her mum leaves the house. Each of these children has a parent who is addicted to drugs or alcohol and all are youngers that the charity Women's Work has seen."

'Police do care about helping sex workers ... they are not all like Dhanda' - Derby Telegraph 21st January 2012 "Desparate, emotionally-scarred and disadvantaged is how Dionne Reid, of Women's Work, describes many of the women the charity helps."

Spotting women 'below the radar' - Derby Telegraph 2011 "A city charity has been awarded almost £500,000 to work with vulnerable women in the city"

Big Lottery Cash is handed to Charity "Almost £484,000 has been presented to Derbyshire group Women's Work by the Big Lottery Fund."

Lottery grants for groups that help children and sex workers - Derby Telegraph 20th July 2011 "Another Derbyshire group which is celebrating receiving a lottery grant is Women's Work in Normanton. The charity, which helps female sex workers turn around their lives, has been awarded £483,492 for a project called The Bigger Difference."

Charity in plea for votes to help win £3,000 prize - Derby Telegraph "A Derby charity that supports disadvantaged women and families affected by drug and alcohol misuse is asking for people's votes to help it win cash from the Lloyds Bank Community Fund. Women's Work is one of four charities in the Derby area which are in the running to receive up to £3,000 from the fund."

"Diana Daubney, Dionne Reid and Rachel Sandford enjoy the red carpet treatment at a charity ball at Derby's Rolls-Royce Pavilion in Moor Lane."

Why the rising price of drugs feeds sad cycle of prostitution - Derby Telegraph 4th October 2010 "Derbyshire police have been working with Women's Work, a charity which helps prostitutes by providing showers, food and counselling."

Chance to enjoy host of activities at International Women's Day city event - Express 4th March 2010 "A free day-long event to mark International Women's Day is being held in Derby on Saturday, March 6." ... "It is being organised by award-winning charity Women's Work and Derby City Council's gender diversity and sexuality forum, in partnership with local organisations."

How helpless sex slaves are being forced on to streets - Derby Telegraph 11th November 2009 "Dionne Reid, chief executive officer of Women's Work, a support group for prostitutes, said her organisation had come into contact with about six women from Eastern Europe, some of whom had terrifying stories. "A 19-year-old girl from Romania we helped was being held against her will at a house in Derby. She was told she was coming to this country to work in a proper job, but without her knowledge, she was 'sold' by one criminal to another for £3000 before she left Romania." said Dionne."

Complaints over city kerb-crawlers and prostitutes fall 60% - Derby Telegraph 20th October 2008 "Meanwhile, officers have been working with Derby charity Women's Work to help prostitutes. A team of seven staff and 24 volunteers take part in out-reach sessions. They offer women advice on drug treatment, sexual health, counselling and housing. They also run a drop-in centre where the women can get showers and food."

Prostitutes aim to prove they care for community - Derby Telegraph 23rd August 2007 "Prostitutes are to clean up streets in Derby as part of a project to show they care about the community they work in." ... "The prostitutes and four volunteers from Women's Work will be cleaning up streets in Normanton and Peartree on Tuesday, September 11."

Fear that stalks city prostitutes goes on a rapists are locked up - This is Derbyshire 24th January 2006 "It appeared to be business as usual when three men approached a young Derby prostitute during the early hours and agreed a price for her services. For the 26-year-old street worker, it was another chance to earn some money to feed her drug addiction. But, just a short while later, she was viciously gang-raped in the back of a car, on a country lane off the Stenson to Twyford road."

Free laptop for support group "A group which supports vulnerable women in Derby has been awarded a free laptop and a year's free internet connection. Women's Work, in Charnwood Street, supports drug users, women in prison and vulnerable families in Derby, through workshops and counselling."

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