Women Centred Working has produced a new Discussion Paper for local authorities. Their new 4-page briefing answers questions about the value of women centred solutions in helping councils respond to the challenge of supporting women and families with complex needs at a time of intense budget pressure. It shows, in simple terms, how a smarter approach could help public sector partners tackle problems such as domestic violence, mental illness, substance misuse and homelessness in a more effective, joined up way.
This paper has been sent to every council Chief Exec in England and to other directors in councils with womens centres within them. There has already been some positive feedback from some local authorities but a more proactive approach by local centres may be beneficial to them and the women they serve. More information and the discussion paper is available on the Women Centered Working website.