How do we support local women?
Many of the women that come to us for help don’t have the ability or the confidence to start their own new beginning.
We see a whole range of issues - language difficulties, lack of basic computer skills needed to gain employment, families living in poverty or women who feel isolated from society and just need somebody to talk to.
In some of our worst cases, we see women in desperate situations suffering domestic abuse in their homes. They are referred to us from social services or their GP or sometimes they self-refer as they’ve heard about the services that we provide.
Often, these women just want a better life for themselves and their families and they just need a helping hand… somebody to give them a chance.
We currently help 1,000 women per month but we have a waiting list of those that need our help.
Although we have the resource to provide more support, we’ve run out of space and so we’re not physically able to do so.
That’s why we’ve decided to build a one-storey extension at our premises in Palmerston Road, SM1, hopefully due to take place in Autumn 2020.