Women

We provide specific  housing and support for women to help them live crime-free.

Female Langley resident in a white crop t-shirt with her arms folded across her chestWomen face unique challenges in the Criminal Justice System. Sadly, 1 in 3 women in prison have suffered sexual abuse and over half have been the victims of domestic violence.* Rates of self-harm and suicide tend to be higher than for their male counterparts.

Women are often the main caregivers as well so when women are imprisoned, this has a significant impact on the family.

Our approach is person focused, supportive and empowering and helps women to tackle the issues that led them into crime as well as build up their self-worth and self-belief.

We help women to:

  • Address substance abuse and addictions
  • Access support for mental health issues
  • Manage a home, budget and maintain a tenancy
  • Become reunited with their family and children (wherever possible)
  • Improve their health and wellbeing
  • Access training, education and employment

Read about our clients’ stories.

Find out more about our projects.

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*http://www.prisonreformtrust.org.uk/Portals/0/Documents/Bromley%20Briefing%20December%202011.pdf Corston, J. (2007) The Corston Report, London: Home Office