We support disadvantaged and vulnerable women with complex needs

Women's Work is a National Award Winning Charity with the aim to improve the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged and vulnerable women. Our services are targeted at women who have complex and multifaceted needs, including those affected by drug and alcohol misuse, women offenders, women exploited through prostitution and those fleeing domestic abuse. Read more ]

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1 in a Million [ 1 September 2015]

We are aiming for a thousand, or ten thousand or a million! wonderful people to support our work. Be 1 because you are 1 in a Million ... Read more ]

“Derby sex worker numbers cut to 30, say police” Derby Telegraph Article [ 8 August 2015]

Police say in 2011 an estimated 80 sex workers operated in the Normanton and Pear Tree areas. Now, thanks to a dedicated operation, a partnership working with a city-based women's charity and the help of the local population, that number is down to about 30. Read more ]

Derby woman: I escaped the partner who beat and raped me but my new man was another abuser - Derby Telegraph [29 July 2015]

Beaten throughout three pregnancies - resulting in one miscarriage, raped and having her six-week-old baby thrown at her are all experiences one woman endured at the hands of her partner. It was only one day when he hit their young son so hard that it left a hand-print on his leg that she snapped and finally threw him out for good. Read more ]

Paula's Story

Paula's Story

Eighteen months ago Paula was a heroin addict and street sex worker. After accessing the Women's Work drop-in facility and with support and encouragement from her key worker she began a methadone program and eventually entered residential rehabilitation. This is her story so far ... Read more ]

Anne's Story

Anne's Story

I have just begun to come to Women's Work and I have found they are really helpful, they did my washing, they have clothed me and they have even fed me which was something never did as I was only into eating sweets. I am only seven stone and now hopefully I will put the weight on now that I am eating healthy food. Read more ]

Louise's Story

Louise's Story

I first come to know Women's Work about 6 yrs ago when I was a real mess and although I was badly on drugs I was embarrassed about the way I was but it didn't matter to them.They made me welcome from the word go and I soon fitted in and Women's Work started to become a big part of my life. Read more ]

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