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11th November 2018 All Comments

Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland Group Work

Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland is running a 6-week evening group from mid-February 2019 in central Newcastle. This group is for any woman aged 16 or over who lives, works or studies in the Newcastle area and has experienced sexual violence at any time in her life. The group offers a safe, supportive space to meet other […]

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11th November 2018 All Comments

Government increases funding for rape and sexual abuse victims

Specialist rape and sexual abuse support services will receive a £800,000 (10%) boost to help more victims across England and Wales under government plans announced on Wednesday 7th November 2018. The additional funding – now totalling £24 million over the next 3 years – will go towards vital services providing advice, support and counselling to […]

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11th November 2018 All Comments

Jobs: Northumbria PCC

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria, Dame Vera Baird QC, and Northumbria Police Chief Constable, Winton Keenen have a Joint Independent Audit Committee that meets 4 times a year to consider the financial issues and governance, assurance, risk management, regulatory frameworks and statutory financial duties for both the Office of the Police and Crime […]

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11th November 2018 All Comments

Organised crime: child sexual exploitation

The Home Office has published analysis of the scale and economic cost of organised crime, including child sexual exploitation, over 2015/16. Findings include: in 2015 it is estimated that there were 6,850 victims of child sexual exploitation; the social and economic cost of child sexual exploitation over the 2015/16 financial year is estimated to be £2.3 […]

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11th November 2018 All Comments

Comic Relief Power Up Funding Meeting update

The meeting called for 15 November by NE Women’s Network, to explore the feasibility of bidding to the Comic Relief Power Up programme has  been heavily subscribed, so to give it some focus it has been decided that this initial meeting will be open to  women’s groups, projects, organisations and initiatives rather than for individual women at […]

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7th November 2018 All Comments

Government increases funding for rape and sexual abuse victims – Ministry of Justice

Funding increased by 10% to £24 million over 3 years. rape support centres to benefit from greater financial security and stability five Police and Crime Commissioners to be given full control of devolved funding funding for victim support services has doubled since 2012/13 to £96 million Specialist rape and sexual abuse support services will receive […]

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Upcoming Events

14th November 2018

Young Women’s Group Launch

Join us at the Women’s Workshop for various fun, crafts and practical activities and support sessions, just for girls and young women! We are starting a group on Weds evenings and will be offering groups discussions and activities including •Arts and crafts, upcycling, natural therapies •Practical skills – Electrics, making a shelf, gardening, astronomy •Short […]

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19th November 2018

Creative Christmas 2 – Willow

Come together to celebrate midwinter at the second in a series of practical workshops where we will make low cost, high-value gift and treats. Celebrating old traditions with new ideas… Willow (and other materials from gardens and hedgerows): Wreaths, stars and decorations There will also be the chance to display or try selling anything you […]

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26th November 2018

Creative Christmas 3 – Lotions and Potion

Come together to celebrate midwinter at the third in a series of practical workshops where we will make low cost, high-value gift and treats. Celebrating old traditions with new ideas… Lotions and potions – preparations for face and body using natural ingredients: Ointments, balms, rinses and oils. There will also be the chance to display […]

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3rd December 2018

Creative Christmas 4 – Paper

Come together to celebrate midwinter at the fourth in a series of practical workshops where we will make low cost, high-value gift and treats. Celebrating old traditions with new ideas… Paper – Folding and cutting techniques: decorations, boxes and containers, books cards and tags. There will also be the chance to display or try selling […]

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7th December 2018

Women’s Workshop Winter Party

Eat, drink and be merry with the Women’s Workshop! A chance to see what women have been making and learning through the year, and stalls with some of the amazing products made by women in our HERitage project. Chance to win some of these products and services in our raffle, and to buy lovely Christmas […]

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