Welcome Space Changes

Anyone who has visited the Centre in the last couple of weeks may have noticed less posters and signs than usual. We are busy working on a plan around how we use all of our noticeboards and leaflet areas to ensure that the Centre is as bright, inclusive and welcoming as possible.

We are looking at where different information goes in the building, so information from the Centre, Womens Aid Integrated Services, Notts Rape Crisis, our partners and our service users will be displayed in the building in a way that makes it easier for you to find the information that you need.

We are really keen to hear from service users on what you think about posters, leaflets and displays in the Centre and our planned ideas. Please let reception know your thoughts and keep an eye out for upcoming meetings around this and other ways you can share your ideas with us.

Want to start taking small steps towards work?

Opportunity and Change is part of Building Better Opportunities, a national programme which is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund. We are pleased to offer a new service for women who want to improve their employability. We are now offering a person-centered employment service which delivers a holistic package of support to help women who have multiple and complex needs.

  • You must experience at least 2 of the following complex issues:
  • Mental health
  • Homelessness
  • Drug and/or alcohol problems
  • Repeat offending
  • Domestic abuse

A Personal Navigator will work with you to help address and resolve your complex issues. The support will be tailored to your needs and the following will be offered as part of the support package:

  • Motivation and confidence building
  • Information on jobs that might suit you
  • Basic Skills – Math and English
  • Labour market information
  • Volunteering placements
  • CV and cover letter writing
  • Counselling
  • Ongoing support
  • Skills identification
  • Support with completing job applications
  • In work benefit calculations
  • Comprehensive needs assessment
  • Access to childcare
  • Support with travel costs/training equipment or clothes

You do not need to be looking for work straight away. We will support you by working on an individual change plan to help you to achieve your goals.

To find out more and book your first session please contact our reception on 0115 941 1475, Email [email protected] or pop in and ask about this and arrange a welcome meeting.