A Way Out

A Way Out is an outreach and prevention charity which aims to engage and empower those who feel ignored, experience multiple disadvantage and are excluded, focusing specifically on women, young people and families to live lives free from harm, abuse and exploitation. A Way Out’s work is informed by the values of love, hope and freedom and is trauma informed and gender responsive. The charity is proud to be recognised as the first organisation in the North East to have been awarded the Silver Trauma Quality Mark.

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Advance provides emotional and practical support to women including crisis intervention for those who require urgent help and face imminent danger. Advance has three women’s centres in central London and works in partnership with 11 local and national women’s service providers to deliver services in Hampshire, Kent, Thames Valley, Essex, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

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Anawim – Birmingham’s Centre for Women is a Balsall Heath-based women’s charity, offering 1-1 casework, counselling, courses and drop-in services for any woman experiencing mental health, homelessness, domestic abuse, criminal justice involvement, poverty, debt, substance misuse, sexual trauma and many other complex needs. Anawim is a non-judgemental, gender and trauma responsive safe space, focused on wellbeing, independence and supporting women to reach their full potential.

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Birth Companions

Birth Companions is a national women’s charity dedicated to tackling inequalities and disadvantage during pregnancy, birth and early motherhood. Birth Companions provides practical and emotional support and advocacy services to pregnant women and mothers of infants. The organisation also works with women with lived experience to inform and improve policy and practice in the criminal justice, maternity, social services and immigrations systems.

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Through their multiple services and projects, Brighton Women’s Centre supports women dealing with bereavement or trauma, those who have been through homelessness or the Criminal Justice System and survivors of abuse or discrimination, to make positive differences to their lives.

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Cambridge Women’s Resource Centre

Cambridge Women’s Resources Centre provides a safe and welcoming women’s centre in Cambridge and Peterborough. CWRC offers trauma informed space, support, training, information/advice and services that aim to make life and living a little easier and empower women to take steps to a better future.

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Clean Break

Clean Break was founded in 1979 by two women in prison who believed in the power of theatre to change lives. Today, Clean Break produces ground-breaking plays on the complex theme of women and criminalisation, and effects profound and positive change in the lives of women with experience of the criminal justice system or who are at risk, through transformational theatre workshops in prisons and in the community.

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Daddyless Daughters

The Daddyless Daughters Project CIC provides physical and emotional safe spaces for girls and young women aged 11-25 years old, who have been affected by family breakdown, abuse and adversity. Daddyless Daughters’ work is centred on research, lived experiences and therapeutic approaches providing one to one and group mentoring services, creative expression projects, community events, trauma informed training and educational workshops. The organisation aims to support vulnerable and marginalized girls and women in building healthy lifestyles and relationships free from the impact of childhood trauma and complex behavioural patterns.

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Hibiscus Initiatives works with Black, minoritised and migrant women and families at the intersection of the immigration and Criminal Justice Systems. Hibiscus supports and empowers women in dealing with their multiple and often complex needs and addresses the double disadvantage that insecure immigration status, language and cultural barriers present.

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Kairos Women Working Together

Kairos is a women’s charity in Coventry that supports, advocates for, and empowers women who face multiple disadvantage and may be subject to or are at risk of sexual exploitation, to increase their safety, stability, self-belief, and self-reliance. Kairos offers practical and emotional support, advocacy, peer support groups, drop-ins and outreach and works holistically with women in trauma-informed and women-centred ways.


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Lancashire Women

Lancashire Women is a leading charity, supporting an average of 5000 people each year. Established in 1985 with foundations in maternal and family health and wellbeing, Lancashire Women currently delivers their ‘whole person approach’ from a network of women’s centres and women only spaces across Lancashire, to enable women to have choices about their lives as well as challenging inequality and social injustice.

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Muslim Women in Prisons

The Muslim Women in Prison project was launched by Khidmat Centres in 2013 and educates the Criminal Justice System on the needs of Muslim women, both in custody and the community. The project also aims to demonstrate to other providers what a culturally compliant model looks like in practice.

New Dawn New Day

New Dawn New Day offers practical, emotional and therapeutic trauma-informed and trauma-responsive support to women in Leicestershire and specialises in supporting women who come into contact with the Criminal Justice System. Their specialist services include an Out of Court Disposal early diversion service alongside projects to support women sentenced to Community Orders and released on Licence.

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North Wales Women’s Centre

North Wales Women’s Centre, based in Rhyl, aims to cultivate and advance the social and economic development of women by providing information, support, advocacy and training on the things that matter most to women, including health, wellbeing, and work.

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Nottingham Women’s Centre

Nottingham Women’s Centre works across Nottinghamshire to deliver a range of services that help women to gain the confidence and skills they need to become stronger and more independent. From their safe and supportive women’s centre space, women can access support, participate in wellbeing activities and training, and attend courses and free events.

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One Small Thing

One Small Thing’s vision is a justice system that can recognise, understand, and respond to trauma. The organisation facilitates trauma-informed and gender-responsive programmes for the justice and community sectors and seeks to redesign the justice system for women and their children.

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Shama Women’s Centre

Shama Women’s Centre was established 1983 in Leicester to address the needs of local women facing social exclusion, discrimination and economic disadvantage. Today, Shama provides culturally inclusive support and activities that aim to empower women to be more active, economically, educationally and socially and to develop their confidence, employability skills, health and wellbeing.

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SHEWISE supports the educational, economic, and social development of minority ethnic women and young girls experiencing multiple disadvantages of mental health, domestic abuse, skills development, employability and those affected by the criminal justice system. The organisation’s programmes and services provide bilingual and culturally appropriate support to enable and assist women to build positive self-identity and make positive change in their lives.

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Stockport Women’s Centre

Stockport Women’s Centre seeks to support, empower and improve the wellbeing and physical and mental health of women facing multiple challenges. Support teams help to address issues such as housing, benefits, relationships, including domestic abuse, criminal justice and offending, mental health, personal development, support at meetings and advocacy.

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The Nelson Trust

The Nelson Trust offers targeted community services for women recovering from addiction and trauma, delivered from their women’s centres in Gloucester, Wiltshire, Somerset, Bristol, Wales and HMP Eastwood Park. They also offer residential treatment to people whose lives have been torn apart by addiction. Each Women’s centre offers practical and emotional support to women and girls with multiple and complex needs and who are either in, or at risk of becoming involved in, the Criminal Justice System.

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The Phoebe Centre

Founded in 2008, The Phoebe Centre is an Ipswich-based charity committed to fighting violence against women, advocating for women’s rights, and supporting women and girls to improve their quality of life through the provision of a holistic support service that meets multiple needs. As a specialist by and for organisation, Phoebe is run by Black, minoritised and migrant women for Black, minoritised and migrant women and children. It offers support to women who suffer from poverty, mental health issues, inaccessibility to public services, no recourse to public funds, a lack of educational and employment opportunities, and domestic abuse.

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Together Women

Together Women works to empower women, by providing them with the tools and confidence they need to lead healthier and happier lives. Together Women offers safe and welcoming women-only spaces across West Yorkshire, Sheffield and Humberside, where key workers and sessional staff deliver trauma-informed services, including needs assessment, action-planning, support and case management, to women and girls.

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Tomorrow’s Women

Tomorrow’s Women is an award-winning charity based in Wirral and Chester that is led by women for women. The organisation was set up to work with women in or on the periphery of the criminal justice system by providing tailored interventions to prevent offending and support women to make positive lifestyle changes. Tomorrow’s Women have a continued vision to support and empower women and girls from all backgrounds, facing any personal issues, to live equal and fulfilled lives.

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Trevi is a nationally award-winning women’s charity based in South West England that provides safe and nurturing spaces for women and their families to heal, grow and thrive. Trevi’s vision is for a society where all women in recovery can access good quality, psychologically informed, gender-based interventions without apology. Since 1993, Trevi has helped transform the lives of thousands of women and their children. From rehab and health to housing and employment, Trevi helps woman in recovery move from ‘surviving’ to ‘thriving’.

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Women’s Centre Cornwall

Women’s Centre Cornwall works with women affected by the Criminal Justice System across Devon, Dorset and Cornwall and delivers multiple support services from women-only spaces. Women are encouraged to take part in training and activities, access support and services, campaign and become active in bringing about change.

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Working Chance

As the UK’s only employment charity solely for women with convictions, Working Chance helps women with criminal convictions to develop the confidence, skills and self-belief they need to overcome any barriers to their employment, find jobs and build careers. Working Chance also works with employers across all sectors to find opportunities for women that align with their skills and aspirations.

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