Cambridge Women’s Resources Centre

CWRC is a welcoming and accessible women’s community space on Sturton Street. We offer creative activities and general support, with educational courses, group activities and individual support services, helping to encourage and empower women taking steps for a better future. We also run the Freedom Programme for women who have been affected by domestic abuse.

Open Monday to Friday – 10am and 4pm – email or call us on 01223 321148.


  • Mondays:
    • Housing, Education and Employment – Drop in at CWRC for advice and information between 10am and 4pm.
    • Make & Mend Sewing Course – Got some hems to take up? Ever wanted to make your own clothes? Sign up for our free eight-week course. Suitable for everyone from absolute beginners to experienced seamstresses. Sewing machines and fabric provided, or you can bring your own. Booking is essential, contact
  • Tuesdays:
    • Crochet & Coffee Morning 10 to 12 noon – Spend creative time with us at our international crochet group, pop by and give it a try.
    • ESOL 12:30 to 2:30 – Formal English classes taught by a qualified ESOL teacher.
  • Wednesdays:
    • Yoga for Relaxation 10 to 11:15 – It’s not about outward appearance or performance, but an opportunity to go inwards. Just bring yourself dressed in comfy clothes and warm socks. This is a small group so booking is essential.
    • Chat Cafe 11:30 to 1:30 – Come and chat with us! Friendly informal English speaking class to learn conversational English for help with schools, doctors, shopping and work.
    • Botanic Gardens trip 1pm 19th, 26th June & 3rd July Join us at the beautiful Cambridge University Botanic Garden for a free visit, relaxed walk, talk and craft together with other women.
  • Thursdays:
    • Art Group 10 to 12 noon – It’s all about women enjoying arts and crafts together in our supportive environment every week.

Freedom Programme

The Freedom Programme is a 12-week support group for any women who have experienced domestic abuse. Please email at or give us a call on 01223 321148 to reserve a place. If leaving a message, please let us know if it’s OK to call you back.

General Support

CWRC can support women with Foodbank vouchers, housing advice, access to grants and funds, benefits advice and emotional support. We listen without judgement, provide information and offer a calm space with a cup of tea or coffee. If something is causing you worry, or life is feeling overwhelming, then come and have a chat to our lovely team.

About CWRC 

The centre was established in 1982 and has a rich history of supporting, training and encouraging women seeking positive change for themselves and their families.

This long established and constantly evolving community of women offers a realm of services to make life and living a little bit easier. Here you will find practical support and advice on many challenging day-to-day issues.

Offering a safe environment for all who walk through our doors, with coffee room and free WIFI, CWRC encourages and facilitates a sense of friendship, helping to empower women who need support in our community.


Please note: Our Peterborough Centre is currently closed for refurbishment.

Our Women’s Centre in Peterborough is currently closed for refurbishment. We are hoping to reopen when works are completed later this year.

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Opening Times:
Currently closed until further notice.

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