A GROUNDBREAKING and dynamic organisation that helps women to turn their lives around and make a fresh start has become the chosen charity for Inteb Managed Services.
The company will be supporting Tomorrow’s Women Wirral, an award-winning community charity committed to reducing female offending and imprisonment as well as providing assistance to women who have never entered the Criminal Justice System but who want to make positive lifestyle changes.
From its “safe haven” base in Birkenhead, Tomorrow’s Women has for the past seven years been running a full timetable of free educational workshops, courses and social activities to help integrate women from the Wirral community, no matter what their background or issues.
More than 600 visitors use the centre each week. It’s a place where there’s always a listening ear, a cup of tea and a warm, welcoming environment offering fitness, cookery and craft classes, health and wellbeing advice, debt and finance support as well as dealing with issues including domestic abuse and confidential drop-in sessions from police, solicitors and support agencies.
Recycling courses have been set up teaching women to use recycled material for crafts and Tomorrow’s Women Wirral has also developed a Recovery Garden, recycling rainwater, composting and recycling furniture.
A vital part of the programme is putting women on the road to employment by supporting them to gain qualifications and providing them with job-seeking skills such as interview techniques and confidence-building exercises.
Tomorrow’s Women’s chief executive Angela Murphy explained: “Tomorrow’s Women is all about enabling women to share skills to support one another. We engage with more than 160 agencies that offer their expertise to enable women to move forward in their lives, offer support to women who may feel isolated, have low self-esteem or simply want to try something new.
“We provide a safe haven in the heart of the community with our charity designed to benefit all women aged over 18 and we have so many success stories of employment, education and holistic wellbeing.”
Raja Khan, Inteb’s commercial director, said: “Visiting Tomorrow’s Women, I learned about some of the incredible work being done there to tackle and prevent some of the underlying issues that lead women into difficulty.
“It offers a route out of the negative situations some women find themselves in and we are delighted to be working in partnership with Angela and her team, along with volunteers, to help in any way we can with support for employability programmes and with fundraising.”