Workshops for women Cambridge

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PROJECT OVERVIEW 2020

 

 

Employability Project funded by Cambridge City Council

 

Offers a range of courses supporting women not in education or employment back into work or volunteering opportunities. All courses published on Facebook @CWRC and our website and refreshed each term.

 

 

Together 4 Women funded by Peterborough City Council

 

Offers a range of courses supporting women into education, employment and training. Aims to reduce isolation, debt, increase confidence, sense of community and empower women to make positive choices.

 

 

The Dawn Project funded by Sodexo.

 

Running for 10 years following the Corston Report this project offers support to women within the Criminal Justice System to reduce reoffending, divert women from custody and make positive choices ongoing across Cambridge and Peterborough.

 

Risk factors and support: Drug & Alcohol Misuse: support women to access treatment and detox provisions. 

Accommodation: assist in finding women suitable and sustainable housing. 

Financial Issues: support from debt counsellors, benefit advisors and statutory agencies. 

Health: ensure women are aware of their health needs and provide support with arranging and attending appointments. 

Family & Relationships: encourage positive and stable relationships and provide family support services. 

Skills & Employment: encourage engagement in education, training and employment opportunities. 

Attitudes & Behaviour: encourage positive life choices and diversion from offending behaviour. 

Domestic Violence & Abuse: ensure the safety of abuse sufferers and provide 1-to-1 support. 

Sex Working: encourage safe working practices and diversion from street sex work. 

 

Methods of support include:

  • Group / 1:1 support sessions
  • Scheduling and accompanying service users to appointments 
  • Family and relationship support 
  • Mediation 
  • Access to health information & guidance
  • Access to alcohol / drug treatment 
  • Access to housing guidance/support
  • Debt, benefit & budgeting guidance
  • CV writing & job search support
  • Peer mentor support
  • Volunteering opportunities

For more info check out the DAWN page on our website.

 

 

 Birth as a Medium for Change (BAM4Change) funded by Cambridgeshire County Council

 

Partnership working between five organisations to deliver the BAM4Change. Referral based project for pregnant women who have experienced domestic abuse, sexual abuse, victims of crime, current or previous mental health issues. Currently Cambridgeshire based. Women work closely with a doula throughout the pregnancy and birth to promote positive attachment and empowering choice throughout pregnancy.

 

 

Turning the Corner: Peterborough Street Sex Workers Project (EWE project)

 

 A partnership of three organisations (CWRC, CGL and Outside Links) working with women who street sex work in Peterborough with a mixture of one to one work, outreach and wellbeing events to promote safer lifestyles and engagement with services. Training offered to professionals and women street sex working.

 

 

Cambridge and Peterborough Women’s Consortium

 

A partnership of seven organisations working together for the benefit of women across Cambridge and Peterborough.

Cambridge women’s Aid; Peterborough Women’s Aid; Cambridge Rape Crisis; Peterborough Rape Crisis; Turtle Dove; One Voice for Travellers and Cambridge Women’s Resources Centre.

 

 

Room Hire

 

Cambridge Women's Resources Centre is the ideal venue for small meetings, craft workshops, health and fitness classes and networking sessions due to the central Cambridge location and access to public transport links. Women’s groups, formal or informal, are welcome to use the premises at preferential rates when we have space available. Other groups can rent space outside of our normal operating hours. Click here for further information. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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'Careful investment in women’s services has the potential to make significant ‘whole system’ improvement...to provide earlier intervention to address the inter-generational nature of offending and to stem the flow of girls and women into the criminal justice system.'

House of Commons Justice Committee (2013)