WOMEN'S COMMUNITY SERVICES

The Nelson Trust Women's Centres in Gloucester, Swindon and Bridgwater provide a women-only space where a wide range of support needs can be addressed in a safe and supportive environment.

Our Women’s Community Services are countywide across Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Somerset. Services are trauma-informed and gender responsive providing holistic support for women and their families.

We accept referrals from any professional or women may refer themselves. Every woman is offered a  detailed individual assessment of their needs across nine “pathways”:

  • accommodation
  • physical and mental health
  • drugs and alcohol
  • finance and benefits
  • family and relationships
  • domestic abuse
  • sex working
  • education and training
  • attitudes, thinking and behaviour
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Each client has their own Keyworker who works with them to co-create a support plan to address their needs. This will be achieved through one-to-one sessions, group work and access to specialist services across the county. They run group sessions including Beyond Anger, Parenting groups, Relapse Prevention, Pattern Changing and Mentoring. They also engage in outreach including home visits, hospital visits, GP appointments, court advocacy and others.

Throughout the week the Women’s Centres offer a full timetable of activities, including accredited educational courses, workshops, drop-ins and groups which cover well-being, life skills and creative activities. We have an onsite crèche facility, showers, washing machine, garden and a café area.

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Programme Services

Our Women’s Centres offer vulnerable women and families a diverse and comprehensive programme of services that encompasses the following, click on the links for more details.

  • Emotional well-being and self-esteem building
  • Creative workshops and life skills activities
  • In-house courses, leading to qualifications
  • Key worker and Family support services
  • In-house crèche
  • Support for domestic abuse and substance misuse
  • Accommodation and benefit advice
  • Community Sentences and Rehabilitation Activity Requirement (RAR) programme
  • Re-Unite Gloucestershire
  • Community outreach
  • Sex-worker outreach
  • Prison In-reach to HMP Eastwood Park and at the gate pick-up
  • Rural outreach to young girls at risk of Anti-social behaviour (ASB), substance misuse and offending
  • Support for families of young girls at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)

OUR PROJECTS

We are kindly supported by many wonderful funders and individuals, who all contribute to the success of this service, thank you:

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