Raising the hopes and aspirations of Women and Families

We support vulnerable women & families by providing essential skills and helping to instill the confidence to truly flourish in life.

We deliver personalised, holistic and person-centred support that aims to: boost mental and physical well-being; improve access to facilities & services; act as a springboard to a healthier and happier lifestyle.

Since 2003, we’ve been working to improve the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged and vulnerable women and their families across Derbyshire.

Here's how we do it...

We help individuals by providing support, information and advice to women with complex needs. We provide a range of;

  • educational workshops
  • confidence & life-skills courses
  • food parcels
  • one to one support
  • health interventions
  • counselling
  • drop-ins & coffee mornings

And any other intervention we can, to support women experiencing emotional, social, addiction and mental health issues.

In 2022/23
Individuals, including children, were supported by us and received holistic support around a variety of issues.
Last year
Individuals received support on healthy families and relationships.
During the year
Women received support around abuse, rape and domestic abuse.
Who we are

Women's Work is a national award winning charity which is passionate about providing essential support, information and advice, to enable women and their families to live healthy and empowered lives.

Women’s Work adopts a holistic person-centred approach, this means that every service user is offered a bespoke programme of support. Our services are targeted at women who have complex and multifaceted needs, including those affected by poor self-esteem, mental health, drug and alcohol misuse, women offenders, women exploited through sexual exploitation and those fleeing domestic abuse.

Spotlight on

Congratulations to our CEO, Dionne Reid, who is receiving an honorary degree from the University of Derby this week!

Professor Kathryn Mitchell CBE DL, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Derby, said: “Celebrating the successes of our graduates is one of the highlights of the year for us at the University. It is also a great privilege to honour individuals who have contributed so much to our University, city and region, whether that is supporting…

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We help women escape the cycle of abuse and fear to become empowered women in control of their future.

Real stories from empowered women

Since 2003, we’ve been working to improve the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged and vulnerable women. Here's what some of them have to say...

I couldn’t have done it without all the help and support I’ve had from you and the whole team at Women’s work. I’m forever grateful”
Read Salina’s Story >
Women's Work has helped me in so many ways and are always on hand to listen."
Read Kristina’s Story >
Without the support and encouragement from Women's Work, I wouldn’t be where I am now, in control of my finances, managing my mental health and best of all living in my own home with my two boys!"
Read Jenny’s Story >
Attending the Freedom Programme really changed my mindset and confidence levels"
Read Kay’s Story >
Discovering Women’s Work was like heaven! It’s given me a voice and my own identity."
Read Chloe’s Story >
Women’s Work has made me a stronger person. It has made me more confident in myself and given me the drive and purpose to stay off drugs."
Read Sue’s Story >

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