Help through Crisis Report update

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A month ago we launched our Help through Crisis Report and already there have been some exciting developments as a result. The report is part of a Big Lottery funded project which aims to represent the views and experiences of women in Nottinghamshire. The report analyses the findings from extensive consultations carried out with women into their experiences of using services when trying to address some of the complex issues they have faced. You can read the full report here.

Following the launch event Lilian Greenwood, MP for Nottingham South, asked a question in the House of Commons about women who are experiencing multiple disadvantage which is inadequately addressed by current service provision. Lilian also invited the Minister for Women and Equalities, Justine Greening, to visit Nottingham Women’s Centre and find out more about our work and the lives of the research contributors.

Lilian Greenwood

Click here to see the video of this question:

Another development concerns a new initiative led by NCVS in partnership with Opportunity Nottingham; the Practice Development Unit will encourage agencies across the city to share best practice about working with clients with complex needs. They had identified four areas to look at initially but following the launch event have now added Women’s Issues as a fifth area of work and identified our CEO Helen as a potential chair of the group.

In addition to this we are talking to local and national funders and commissioners about delivering women’s services differently. We have a series of conversations booked in for autumn and will give you updates on any future developments.

To share your views and to feedback on the report or for more information please contact us on


Summer Open Day

We are busy planning our free summer open day event and would like to invite you to come along on 12 September 2017, between 10am and 1pm.

This will be an opportunity to find out what the centre has to offer, meet some of our staff and volunteers and find out a bit more about what we do. There will be free entertainment and activities on the day – and it’s a child friendly event. We will keep you updated on our website and Facebook event page with more details in the coming weeks!

You can RSVP to the event on Eventbrite and read more about what will be happening on the day here. Join us, won’t you?

summer open day