Value added – transformation delivered

The member organisations of Women’s Breakout do fantastic work in providing gender specific, community based, holistic services for women who present with vulnerabilities and complex needs. They have skilled and experienced workers, they are grounded in a clear understanding of what works for women, they deliver outstanding results – and they draw in resources that … Continued

Coercive Control – A Violation of Human Rights

Blog post written by Laura Seebohm, Director of Women and Criminal Justice Services at Changing Lives, Gateshead and on the Women’s Breakout Board of Trustees At Changing Lives we support hundreds of women and girls who come to us for support each week. Last year we consulted as many as possible to find out how … Continued

Message to the Ministers: Please don’t look the other way

In December 2015, Women’s Breakout was a signatory in a letter to Michael Gove that set out concerns about women involved in the criminal justice system in respect of Women’s Community Services under the Transforming Rehabilitation programme and the closure of Holloway. On 25 May 2016, the sixteen signatories were invited to meet with Caroline … Continued

Is anybody listening?

What a sad day. Anawim, one of the larger women’s centres supporting vulnerable women in Birmingham for nearly 30 years, and one of the contributors to the Corston Report, will no longer be delivering services on behalf of the Community Rehabilitation Company responsible for the West Midlands. Anawim was started in 1986 by two Catholic … Continued