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We support organisations who support vulnerable women and those who have been involved in the criminal justice system. Thank you for visiting our website. If you would like to give financially to support us in our work please visit ‘Donate to Women’s Breakout’.

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Women released from prison are more likely to reoffend than those serving community sentences. Read more key facts here.

 

advent-calendar-2One of our member’s values: “Being part of a network of organisations hearing about developments, challenges and successes in the sector. Sharing best practice. Knowing that an infrastructure organisation has ‘our back’ and can raise issues at a Government level. Being able to engage in conversations at a national level.” Information about membership can be found here.

advent-calendar-3K has gained confidence through coming to KeyChanges as well as friendships. Read more of this story here.

 

advent-calendar-4It became clear to us that existing responses to domestic abuse have often been missing the point. Read more from this blog post here.

 

advent-calendar-5Women’s Breakout has been an essential and highly valued support for the Women’s Community Services in 2015/16. Read more from our Annual Report here.

 

advent-calendar-6Cohort 4 offered Clare some stability, some focus in allowing her creativity and interests to be funded and appreciated. Read more of this case study here.

 

advent-calendar-7From one of our members: “Women’s Breakout provides opportunities to ensure that the voice of women offenders and the services that support them is coordinated and heard – e.g. commenting on national reports, speaking to Ministers etc. WB also provides a good source of information and support and a network for members to ask each other questions about best practice/advice, advertise posts and keep up to date etc.” Information about membership can be found here.

advent-calendar-8Enabling women to access support for amongst other things, housing, training, drug and alcohol addiction, benefits and debt advice can be a key turning point in breaking the cycle of offending. Read more key facts here.

 

advent-calendar-9“I felt I had nothing left to live for.” This is often how vulnerable women feel. Read more from this blog post here.

 

advent-calendar-10“I don’t think that I would be doing as well without my mentor (at Together Women Project) as she has helped me move to an area where I can start again, if I was in London I think I would be using and sex working and going back to the old me.” Read more of this case study here.

advent-calendar-11It is estimated that more than 17,240 children were separated from their mother in 2010 by imprisonment. Read more key facts here.

 

advent-calendar-12Feedback from our 2016 AGM: “I wanted to say thank you for all for putting on such a good event yesterday. There was a great showcase of passionate speakers and learning for me to take away; and a lovely venue even though it was last minute!.”

advent-calendar-13‘Children affected by parental imprisonment are some of the most vulnerable; their voices go unheard and their needs frequently unmet……….Sudden changes in their family circumstances are known to have an adverse effect on these children’s life chances.’ Read more in our report here.

advent-calendar-14“The link between sex work and poverty was palpable…” Find out more about the findings of this peer research here.

 

advent-calendar-15About Alana House a woman shares that “At my most desperate time you have helped me so much…I could not have done this without your support.” Read more of this case study here.

 

advent-calendar-1653% of women in prison report having experienced emotional, physical or sexual abuse as a child. Read more key facts here.

 

advent-calendar-17“Excellent ebulletin. Where do I sign up?” Our latest ebulletin can be viewed here.

 

advent-calendar-18“At Hafan Cymru, there’s always someone to talk to, someone to listen and they don’t judge. They’ve given me guidance and advice on difficult issues and have become a friend.” Read more of this case study here.

 

advent-calendar-19What makes Eden House so special? Find out more from this blog post here.

 

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advent-calendar-2018,000 children are affected annually by their mother being imprisoned. Find out more about Women in the Criminal Justice System in our blog here.

 

advent-calendar-21“I have real friends here and I have learnt healthy boundaries here. There are
women here that I really love and are close friends – I trust people more” Read more of this Clean Break case study here.

 

advent-calendar-22From one of our members: “Thanks for all your support and advice. WB plays such an important role and we have valued your assistance in embedding a clear focus on female offenders in our bid.”

 

advent-calendar-23Women’s Breakout is a membership organisation of 59 organisations that form a network of service providers across England and Wales. Find out more about Women’s Breakout here.

 

advent-calendar-24Thank you for following us over the last 24 days. As you celebrate tomorrow please remember that some women won’t be home this Christmas.

 

We support organisations who support vulnerable women and those who have been involved in the criminal justice system. Thank you for visiting our website. If you would like to give financially to support us in our work please visit ‘Donate to Women’s Breakout’.


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