Opportunity and Change

Building Better Opportunities – Towards Work

Here at Nottingham Women’s Centre, we’re one of a partnership of local organisations delivering the Opportunity and Change programme across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Through this, we can offer employment-related support for women facing severe and multiple disadvantages in two or more of the following areas:

  • Homelessness or vulnerably housed
  • Substance or alcohol misuse
  • At risk of offending or reoffending
  • Mental ill-health
  • Domestic abuse

We work to support women in those vital first steps towards gaining employment and overcoming barriers through personalised support, through which our friendly team is committed to:

  • Supporting women as they overcome personal barriers to employment and training by providing an all-inclusive package of support to those most at risk of social exclusion
  • Providing an in-work support service to ensure women in employment are helped to sustain it
  • Providing a person-centred, tailored service particularly for;
    • Women out of work or economically inactive
    • Women aged over 50
    • Young women not in education, employment or training
    • Women returning to work or who have never worked
  • Offering specialist support from our partnering BAME organisations
  • Offering mental health and disability specialists for those in need of additional provisions
We’re proud to offer personalised solutions to support a woman’s journey to personal progression and employment. Having enrolled onto the programme successful women will:
  • Secure employment
  • Access education or training
  • Become economically active

In need of this support?

If you, or someone you know would like to receive support from the Opportunity and Change team contact our reception on: 0115 941 1475 or by emailing: [email protected]

Watch Lynda’s story

Find out more about the Opportunity and Change programme in the below video. The project is led by Framework and is jointly funded by the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership’s European Social Fund (ESF) allocation and the Big Lottery Fund.