grab bag for fleeing domestic violence

Grab Bags Needed Now for WoW

“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.

WOW What a Time To Change! Rachel Holliday Marks Milestones

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 …

WEA Courses online

Free training workshops from WEA

WEA Courses: Fiona Donaldson is Delivering free training workshops from the WEA via Zoom which may be of interest to you. Workshops will run for 2 hours and they are FREE. Thursday 18/6/20 – Introduction to Holistic Therapies C3844477 – 11.30am Tuesday 23/6/20 – Stress Buster C3844478 – 7pm Thursday 25/6/20 – Introduction to Relaxation C3844479 – 7pm Tuesday 30/6/20 – Walk your Way to Better Health C3844480 – 9.15am Thursday 2/7/20 – Recognise your own Potential C3844481 – 7pm   If you know the course details click the link highlighted in orange circle above All participants must log onto …

Book Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama

Big thank you to Rachel Suddart for reviewing “Becoming” by Michelle Obama. Don’t forget that if you would like to read one of the books in the picture at the bottom of the page, let us know via Facebook messages or comment below and we’ll get a copy to you as soon as we can. It will really help us to know what books to recommend to our wonderful women out west here in Cumbria 🧡 “I LOVED this book! It took me a few goes to get started as I’m not a fan of hardback books – I don’t …

What’s on at WOW 28th Oct-1st Nov

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 …

What’s On This Week at WOW?

Why not come and join in with the activities on this week at WOW. We have arts and crafts on Tuesday 22nd October from 1-3pm, you are welcome to bring your own project or just turn up and use our paints, pens, wool, etc. All welcome, you can just turn up. On Wednesday 23rd October from 1-3pm there is an introduction to a course we are going to run at WOW. It is called ‘The Key’ and helps develop work readiness and build confidence. If this interests you please come along! On Wednesday 23rd October from 6-9pm we have our …