Operating for over thirty years, Lancashire Women (LW) provide a network of five female only centres to provide safe, dedicated female only space for women across the county. We provide a 'One Stop Shop Service' for women who at any one time may be facing a range of issues including social isolation and exclusion, homelessness, poverty, mental ill health, or offending behaviour.
Our services are available to all women, but in particular we work with those who find themselves in situations which can increase their vulnerability or place them at significant risk of harm - and who are often facing multiple and complex needs. Following a period of significant growth, we are looking ahead to ensure that our services continue to meet women's needs and retain women's voices and experiences at the heart of their design.
Whilst our delivery draws upon three decades of practical experience in supporting women - and is an approach recognised nationally for its effectiveness and impact - we are working hard to ensure that we continue to innovate in our use of knowledge, data, resources, collaboration and service design techniques to allow us to develop the most effective services for women and girls in our community.