Our advocacy is our primary purpose, everything stems from the support and solidarity we have with women going through a difficult system.
It was initially funded by LUSH, who gave money for 6 advocates to be trained and volunteer for a year to give advice, then Big Lottery gave us funding for a year to develop and expand our advocacy to a formal drop in, which established us firmly in the local community.
This year we continue to provide advocacy, as well as train advocates and women with Wisdom Factory and Help Refugees funding. Here we are publishing summaries of information and advocacy sessions held monthly at Elmwood Church.
Where can i get Help?
Our second session discussed Health and GP's from advocate Tahira Jabeen: it started with an introduction and explanation of the topic, and its importance, moving onto health charges, health organisations, discussions and feedback.
Our first session, facilitated by Sarah Taal discussed: What is a charity, who helps new commitities arriving in the UK? We talked about big to small charities and organisations, that have a purpose to help with particular things, for example health, legal housing and education problems.