Louise talks to ITV Border about surviving domestic abuse and smashing the stigma

Louise Murphy, who has been supported by Women Out West now works as Personal Assistant to Rachel Holliday (CEO) and is able to offer hope to others. She still suffers from the trauma she has experienced, but offers hope to others as she now knows she can have less of the “bad days and more good days”. She talks to ITV Border about her experiences of domestic violence, why it can be so difficult to identify what is happening, how there is no set “type” of perpetrator, the stigma that surrounds it and how she has moved her life on …

Press Release: Rachel Holliday Wins Inspirational Woman Award

Rachel Holliday, founder and CEO of Time to Change, has won an award for her pioneering work in West Cumbria. She was named as Inspirational Woman of the Year at the Enterprise Vision Awards. The EVAs recognise outstanding female entrepreneurship in the North-West, and the glittering ceremony was attended by more than 650 guests at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.

Patricia sharkey and women out west celebration rachel holliday

Founder Volunteer Patricia Talks WoW and Befriending

My dear friend Rachel Holliday,  a very special lady in my life (she’s the C.E.O of Calderwood House and Women Out West) rang me in the Summer of 2019…This was in the  preceding months before the doors of WoW were officially opened.   “Patricia” she said “WoW needs you. I want you to be our Receptionist and establish an Office Space in Wow’s New Centre at Haig Pit Enterprise Park”. What could I say apart from “Yes of course I will”. Rachel’s enthusiasm, energy, kindness and empathy to help and support others was my inspiration and I became therefore the Founder …

Copy of Women out West still here for you Cumbria covid 19 newsletter

Women Out West Newsletter December 2020

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