Exploring the value and impact of the Women’s Centre approach

A report has been developed as a resource for Women’s Centres, to support their conversations with commissioners at a local and regional level. It is intended to help commissioners, service providers, funders and professionals understand how Women’s Centres can play a key role in meeting the needs of women in their communities.

It is the third public output produced as part of the Learning and Impact Services provided to projects funded under The National Lottery Community Fund’s Women and Girls initiative (WGI). The WGI was created by the Fund in 2016, in order to invest in services for women and girls across England.
This briefing is the outcome of a collaborative learning initiative which brought together representatives from seven Women’s Centres to explore the value and impact of the Women’s Centre approach.

It provides:
• A brief description of the Women’s Centre approach
• An outline of why Women’s Centres are needed and the benefits they offer
• A summary of the evidence in relation to how and why they work
• Quotes from women who have received support offered by Women’s Centres

Read the full report here.