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Women Centred Solutions to Complex Problems

Women Centred Working is an initiative to encourage the design and delivery of more effective services for women facing multiple disadvantages


Taking Forward Women Centred Solutions – a new guide
Women Centred Working initiative has published a new guide to help councils and their parters explore potential benefits that doing things in a ‘women centred’ way can bring to local services and communities.

Taking Forward Women Centred Solutions demonstrates how gendered approaches can help unlock solutions to complex problems and deliver multiple outcomes for vulnerable women and their families – whilst making better use of public resources.

The guide maps the principles of gendered working against local authority priorities, such as improving efficiency, prompting prevention, building community resilience and tackling inter-generational disadvantage. It offers practical suggestions for ways in which councils can benefit from incorporating women centred thinking into existing practices. It also sets out the business case for integrated, community-based support.
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The Way Forward – inspiring a better way of working with young women
WCen_0220Women Centred Working has welcomed a report evidencing the success of a project for young women, which offers valuable lessons for future projects elsewhere.

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Showcasing Women Centred Solutions
Our booklet describes women centred working in action. Download here.


This is a chance to take an approach that has been proven to benefit women and families – and statutory and voluntary agencies – and inspire its roll-out on a wider scale

Women centred working is about getting to the bottom of a problem…getting below the layers to find solutions’

There is a strong case for commissioners from criminal justice, health and children’s services to look at commissioning these services’


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Women Centred Working is a project of WomenCentre, registered charity no 1118366, company number 6084795