Women's Programme

Many women across the UK are caught up in a cycle of addiction, homelessness, crime and lack of opportunities across the UK. Even when they work hard to break the cycle they can struggle to find work and support to reach their full potential.

We aim to provide life changing opportunities to help break this cycle once and for all, through our successful print-based business based in Tavistock, Devon.

We do this by offering paid employment where women prepare and pack stationery orders, develop customer service skills and experience the value of being in a supportive team. Women on our programme also work towards a diploma in business administration and access life skills and mentoring for a 12-month period. On completion of the programme and equipped with skills, experience and self worth - they are then supported into long term employment or further education. This combined approach helps women on our programme reach their potential, live a fulfilling life and contribute to their community.

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"Unlocking the door to employment is an invaluable step towards freedom for a woman rebuilding her life after addiction or homelessness." Jenny – founder

Statistics

Women who have experienced gender-based violence are 5 times more likely to suffer from addiction
An estimated 68,000 women in the UK are sleeping on the streets, in temporary accommodation or emergency shelters
Only 17% of ex-offenders manage to get a job within a year of release

Statistics via Drugwise, Launchpad Reading, Gov.uk

How It Works

A woman is put forward by one of our referral partners because she has experienced addiction, homelessness or has been through the criminal justice system. She is now in recovery and looking for a new opportunity.
She begins a 12 month programme of living wage paid employment in our business and is able to access life skills mentoring to help with confidence, employability and money management.
Each woman works towards an accredited work-based qualification such as a Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration.
Upon completing the programme, she is supported in finding long term employment or enrolling into further education through group workshops, 1-to-1 mentoring and a supportive team community.

Women referred to our programme may be

In Recovery from addiction
At Risk of homelessness
Starting Afresh after exiting the criminal justice system
Rebuilding confidence after trauma

Mentoring

We believe that women have incredible power to lift each other up and we’re grateful to have a group of amazing volunteer mentors on hand to help empower women to reach their potential. Over the course of each woman’s time with us, they will be able to access mentoring focusing on specific areas including; employability, money management and confidence.

Referral Partners

At present, we can only accept referrals to our programme from the following organisations:

Trevi House
Sunflower Centre
Greenhouse Project
New Futures Network

Please contact us if you would like any more info on our women’s programmes.