Family and carers' marketplace event

Join us for a free Family and Carers’ event at our Women's Centre, 1 Brunswick Square, Gloucester, GL1 1UG on 30th January, 10am-1pm Read More

A Story of Recovery - Emily Mason

Security is all young mother, Emily Mason*, really wanted when she arrived at the door of our Women’s Centre with her social worker, Kate. Emily was just nineteen. She had been living with abuse most of her life. In fear of her own front door, she developed mental health problems, including schizophrenia. Her alcoholic and violent partner controlled her life.  Read More

Pantomime 2015

On the 22nd December, Nelson Trust supporters, clients and friends came together to watch the most recent Nelson Trust production, a pantomime based on the story of Oliver Twist. Clients discovered new talents in script writing, drama, performance, and stage set design, as well as all the technical skills required to deliver a big production.  Read More

Howard League Awards 2015

Just one year after opening, The Nelson Trust Women’s Centre in Swindon came runner-up in the Women's Category at The Howard League Community Awards in London in July 2015. Sue Lee, Sex Worker Outreach Worker, and Lou Kuklinski, the Vice Liaison Officer at Wiltshire Police, have been supporting as many as 42 women in Swindon over the last year. Read More

Women’s Lives, Influencing Change, Wednesday 21st October: a national conference

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As women arrived at the Amnesty HQ Auditorium, the excitement was palpable – this was the first time that professionals, supporters, funders, academics and practitioners had been given the opportunity to inspire each other and share their work, experiences and stories. So what did all these women have in common? Read More

The Princess Royal visits The Nelson Trust 2015

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On Monday 21st September 2015, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal attended our Education, Training and Employment Centre at Hope Mills Business Park to meet trustees, staff members and clients of The Nelson Trust. Read More

30th anniversary story of recovery - Sally Millar

Sally Millar tells her story of recovery here: Read More

Emily's Halloween Hair Shaving Stunt

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On Saturday 24th October, Emily Mason shaved off all her beautiful hair to raise funds for The Nelson Trust's Women’s Centre that turned her life around. Emily’s friends, family and supporters all turned up for a ‘Bewitching Halloween Night for all the Family’s Monsters’ with lots of sideshows for all the family. Read More

Dedication of Covington House

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Clients and staff joined Stephanie Covington and Lady Edwina Grosvenor to re-name one of our two specialist women’s treatment centres on 21st September. This was a deeply emotional occasion celebrating the power of women supporting women. Read More

2015 Golf Day in aid of the Nelson Trust for the Richard Lister Trophy

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The Nelson Trust Annual Golf Day was established in 2013 in honour of the late Richard Lister who served as Chair of The Nelson Trust from 2000 to 2011. Richard was instrumental in the growth of the charity and his memory lives on. In true family tradition, Tom Lister of Lister Communications was the first to tee off at Minchinhampton Golf Club on the lovely sunny morning of 18th September. Read More