Yesterday we were delighted to attend the launch of Smallwood Trust funded project, the Coventry Women’s Partnership. Led by Foleshill Women’s Training, the project has been created by organisations in Coventry to ensure women in the city feel supported in safe environments, are empowered and believed.
The project aims to break down barriers in access to crucial services, and to make support easier. The partnership involves FWT, Coventry Haven Women’s Aid, CRASAC, Coventry Law Centre, Kairos WWT and the Women’s Budget Group.
Through referrals across the partnership, the project will work with women who need support in any of the following areas:
•Education, Training and Routes to Employment
•Free Legal Advice including Debt Advice
•Health & Wellbeing Support & Easier Access to Services
•Rape & Sexual Abuse, Accessing Therapeutic Support and Advocacy
•Domestic Violence and Abuse (all forms)
•Pathways to Exiting Prostitution, Homelessness & Drug Addiction
•Access to Childcare
The Women’s Budget Group, will be working with the project to evaluate this innovative project for women in the city and to produce a series of policy briefings drawing on the experiences of women supported through the programme.
The project was launched by Collen Fletcher MP and was well attended with City Councillors, a range of voluntary sector organisations and project staff. The launch was a great way to share the excitement around the project and opportunities it presents for women in Coventry.
To find out more about the project please follow this link.