Project information

Nottingham Women's Centre (CHANGES PROJECT)

CHANGES (Creating Hope Achieving New Goals Experiencing Success) is a service for women who have offended or are at risk of offending. The project aims to reduce reoffending by offering women new opportunities to make positive changes to their lives.

3 years

Charity information: Nottingham Women's Centre

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  • Need

    Need

    The project aims to reduce reoffending by offering women new opportunities to make positive changes to their lives.

    Solution

    The project aims to solve the problem by :
    • Offering 1-2-1 support
    • Providing a wide range of specialist support
    • Help build your confidence and self esteem
    • Write reports to the court to help your case and support you at court
    • Work with you to make the positive changes that you want to make to your life

    Areas that we focus on:

    • Housing concerns
    • Benefits & Debts
    • Substance misuse
    • Training
    • Domestic/sexual abuse
    • Counselling
    • Health & Wellbeing
    • Family lives

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    to reduce reoffending by offering women new opportunities to make positive changes to their lives.

    Activities

    » Listen to you
    » Offer 1-2-1 support
    » Provide a wide range of specialist support
    » Write reports to the court to help your case and support you at court

    Success will be a 50% reduction in female offending rates in Nottingham City.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Long term success will be demonstrated by the number of women offenders who have been diverted from returning to a life of crime through skills and employment. The impact on their increased confidence and self-esteem will be demonstrated by the social networks and friendships .

    Risk

    The risk that we would not access continuation funding.

    Reporting

    We will report to donors by sending progress reports to donors and through case studies.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £50,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £50,000 Running Costs To provide a support service for women who have offended or are at risk of offending.
  • Background

    Location

    Based at Nottingham Women's Centre

    Beneficiaries

    Those who will benefit are women ex-offenders from all backgrounds residing in the City of Nottingham and further afield and those that may be at risk of re-offending as identified by the Probation Officers and from referrals from our in-house partner organisations who we work closely with.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Since 1971, Nottingham Women’s Centre, as the lead organisation, working collaboratively with our partners from SIFE and NACRO is committed to the establishment of a society where there are equal opportunities for all women regardless of their backgrounds, offering new opportunities to make positive changes to their lives.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Melanie Jeffs

    Centre Manager