Women's Work Heart Outreach
Our outreach support services are provided within the various emergency, supported housing schemes within the city, in addition to street outreach.
This has enabled us to deliver invaluable support to some of the most vulnerable and hardest to reach women in the local community; including those street sex working, misusing substances, experiencing housing issues and/or experiencing homelessness.
By using this outreach delivery model, women from this targeted group are able to access our ‘in-reach’ programmes through ‘out-reach’ delivery.
Project Workers offer confidential one to one support/advice, deliver small group programmes, as well as signposting and supporting appointments with external agencies. One integral aspect to this new initiative, is the opportunity for referrals to also have the opportunity to access counselling sessions.
Across Derbyshire there are 294 households in temporary accommodation with 157 of those in Derby City. Of the 294 households, nearly 28% are a single female adult with dependent children and approximately 15% are a single female adult.¹
¹ Figures from Statutory Homelessness, Detailed Local Authority Level Tables: July to September 2022.