Women Out West are launching a new service this week to support women in West Cumbria who are over 55, feeling isolated or lonely, and in need of friendship during these challenging times of Coronavirus.
Here is the Women Out West December Newsletter. You can flick through it below or view by clicking here. If you would prefer to view or download a copy in PDF please follow this link. We have added the relevant links in to both formats. Thank you to everyone who has supported us this year. We are so grateful to everyone of you who has worked, fundraised, volunteered and so much more through a challenging year for all in this time of Covid. Wishing you a peaceful Christmas and all the very best for 2021. Rachel and #TeamWoW xx
PRESS RELEASE: 16th December 2020 PPM Limited donates a year’s supply of Emergency Grab Bags to Women Out West PPM Limited, a leading provider of property maintenance services in Cumbria, is supporting their local community by providing Emergency Grab Bags to women who flee domestic violence, and who often leave their family home with no more than the clothes they stand up in. The company was moved to offer this substantial, practical support when they saw a recent campaign by Women Out West highlighting the difference that a “Grab Bag” packed with essentials and a couple of home comforts can …
Hi, wonderful people! We all know exercise is good for our wellbeing so we’re clocking up the Ks together and we thought we’d make this a collective virtual challenge to get from Land’s End to John O’Groats by 2021! We’ll even pop in to the Women Out West Centre on the way! This can be done alone but together in spirit, or it can be done with friends or family. It can be done on a treadmill or you can skip it, jog it, swim it, skateboard it…… just log your excercise and help us do something positive together. To …
“We have seen women flee extraordinary circumstances with literally the clothes they stand up in. The grab bags are a life-line to the women in need”
It’s a sad fact that during the full lockdown, and in these increasingly challenging Covid times, we are seeing an increase in domestic violence and the need for our services as well as those of our partner agencies. Just this week we have again seen a rise in referrals, and we handed out our last Grab Bag on Friday to a woman who was fleeing from domestic violence.
It takes less than 2 minutes for us to show you how we support a woman who is fleeing domestic violence. It can mean the difference between desperation and a little hope and comfort. Along with our professional support, and our collaboration and signposting with partner agencies, we make sure no one is alone at this most challenging time.
After 2 years of chaos, I can honestly say this article has really helped me understand and finally put to rest our toxic so-called relationship, to leave it in the past and put it down to another lesson learnt. I really do wish I had cut all contact so long ago, its like I knew I was being bullied and people around me were telling me so, but it can only come from you, finally seeing the “light”.
The concentration to keep in the lines emptied my head and after about an hour , my eyes stinging, I took myself off bed feeling much calmer. So simple yet effective.
The country may still be in partial lockdown, but there is a feeling of resilience and hope as more milestones are reached at Time to Change (West Cumbria) Project CIC. As for everyone, Covid -19 has created challenges for Rachel Holliday and her team, but they will ride this storm, just as they have overcome many obstacles along the way. It is seven years since Rachel Holliday set this up to tackle poverty, disadvantage, and homelessness in the area. Having experienced being homeless in her teens and in a downward spiral with no money, education or hope, she realised on …
We would love to see you at one of our activities happening between Monday 28th October and Friday 1st November! We have arts and crafts on Tuesday 29th October from 1-3pm, you are welcome to bring your own project or just turn up and use our paints, pens, wool, etc. The Freedom Project are coming to WOW on Wednesday 30th October 1-3pm to deliver a free awareness session on domestic abuse and the work they do. All are welcome to these activities, just turn up and spread the word. If you have any questions you can call 01946 550103 or …
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