Offering local authorities smarter approaches for women and families with multiple needs?
Women Centred Working has produced a new Discussion Paper for local authorities. Our new 4-page briefing answers questions about the value of women centred solutions in helping councils respond to the challenge of supporting women and families with complex needs at a time of intense budget pressure. It shows, in simple terms, how a smarter approach could help public sector partners tackle problems such as domestic violence, mental illness, substance misuse and homelessness in a more effective, joined up way.
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New centres across the UK build on women centred principles
The Women Centred Working initiative has been busy supporting new women’s centres across the UK that are committed to embedding the principles of effective gendered working from their outset. Existing women’s centres have found that the Women Centred Solutions booklet has helped their conversations with commissioners. See Testimonials.
‘Hidden hurt’ blighting women’s lives
Around one in every 20 women in England has experienced extensive physical and sexual violence and abuse, according to a new report. The report, launched by Agenda – the alliance for women and girls at risk, describes how the effects of abuse can blight all areas of women’s lives.
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Celebrating 30 years of women supporting women
Women whose lives have been transformed through women centred support joined practitioners to share inspiring success stories at a special 30th anniversary event.