Wider Work of WomenCentre
Women Centred Working is an initiative to encourage the design and delivery of more effective services for women facing multiple disadvantages.
WomenCentre offers insight, based on expertise in working with women and girls facing severe and multiple disadvantage across a range of sectors, that can be shared in order to develop local and national agendas, and make the case for women-centred solutions.
The Common Threads Collective takes a collaborative and participatory approach to issues which affect mothers living apart from children and those at risk of separation.
A bigger picture… building on what works in our centres
For many years WomenCentre has worked with policy makers and has informed national consultations to communicate to them the differences that women’s centres such as our own make to the lives of women who may be experiencing multiple injustices and hardships in their lives.
Hundreds of women each year tell us how important it is to them that there are places like ours that feel safe, are for women only and in which they are believed and respected.
We share this understanding in many ways via local, regional and national partnerships. Being aligned with Safelives and Respect, Clinks and a national group of womens’ organisations. This allows us to influence work across the women’s sector andto share best practice.
Building on our organisation’s expertise in relation to women’s mental health and wellbeing, abuse and safeguarding and effective approaches for women in the criminal justice system, WomenCentre finds itself well placed to undertake its new work to scope and coordinate action in relation to women with severe and multiple disadvantage, we continue to with Promoting Social Change Network.
Thanks to funding from the Coutts Foundation, WomenCentre is currently part of the Emerging Leaders programme for Women and Girls sector – learn more about the programme which supports cooperation and mutual support in women and girls sector.