What you told us

We are always keen to hear from you about what’s going on in your lives. We asked you recently at our Course Information Day what were the biggest three problems that you were dealing with and we received lots of responses. Common themes that emerged were mental and physical health problems, relationships, abuse and control, financial worries and dealing with authorities.



We’ll use this information when planning our future services and also in our conversations with decision makers, to try to push for change.

We also conducted a focus group on behalf of two national charities, AVA and Agenda, looking at women’s experience of accessing services to get help with multiple disadvantage. Those findings will go towards a report by the charities on the national picture of services. We will be conducting a series of our own focus groups in November and it’s not too late to get involved. Please contact us to register if you are interested in taking part.

Eu Referendum – what you need to know

The EU referendum is on Thursday 23rd June. We are keen to encourage all women to vote but we do appreciate that making your mind up about it can be tough.

To help you choose which way to vote, and to encourage more women to vote, the Fawcett society has a debate and speeches from both sides available on their website here: http://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/our-work/campaigns/the-eu-referendum/

You can also find more information on the referendum through the House of Commons and House of Lords Library (politically impartial) here: http://www.parliament.uk/eu-referendum. We’ll add to this page as we find more information that may help you.

See more links below to websites making the case both ways.

You can vote if you are:

  • 18 or over
  • A British or Irish citizen living in the UK
  • A Commonwealth citizen living in the UK who has leave to remain in the UK or who does not require leave to remain in the UK. Go to http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk to see if you can vote.

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