What we do
Women's Work is a National Award Winning Charity, founded in 2003, with an aim to improve the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged and vulnerable women.
The agency has evolved over the years and is now delivering a range of services, inspirational events, support, advocacy, and practical workshops, to improve health outcomes for 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.
At Women's Work, we are passionate about helping women from the most deprived and troubled backgrounds to gain the skills and confidence they need to succeed and make positive and lasting life changes, that will improve their overall health and well-being.
At Women's Work:
- We help some of the most disadvantaged women (and their children) in the community
- We support hundreds of women every year
- We help children living in homes where there is domestic abuse and drug and alcohol addiction
- We deliver the Freedom Programme, a life changing course for women fleeing or recovering from domestic abuse
- We deliver a Parenting Programme to improve parenting skills and family relationships
- We provide intensive one-to-one support, advocacy, drop-in, life skills and confidence enhancing groups
- We deliver Therapeutic Workshops
- We empower women to develop resilience and practical skills to ensure they can move on, develop support networks and can live confident fulfilling lives
Our holistic approach to supporting women is key to helping them turn their lives around and we will never turn a vulnerable woman away, signposting to partners and other agencies if we can not help.
Women's Work Achievements (2017-2018):
- 127 individuals attended the Freedom Programme and are now better informed about domestic abuse
- 30 individuals attended the 6-week parenting programme, improving their parenting skills
- 134 individuals received intensive one-to-one support for housing, debt, addiction, mental health and other problems
- 559 new referrals to Women's Work
- 85 different women were supporting during the Street Outreach sessions
- 502 sexual health interventions were undertaken
- 5720 condoms were distributed
- 863 unique service users have been supported this year alone
- 1731 hours have been contributed from our volunteers
- 5 service user Peer Mentors were trained
- 125 emergency food parcels were distributed
- 27 individuals accessed accredited education and training opportunities
- 306 individuals attended workshops held at Women's Work sites
- 72% of individuals surveyed have improved life skills through their workshop attendance
- 70% of Opportunities and Change participants resolved 1 or more of their complex issues
- 34 service users have been assessed or completed a course of counselling
- 17 children are happier and showed improved confidence and coping skills following engagement