2017 Shortlist | The Preston Road Women’s Centre
The Preston Road Women’s Centre
Shortlist – Embracing Opportunity and Harnessing Risk
Who they are
WINNER, which is the name of the Preston Road Women’s Centre offers a range of services and activities under one roof for women and children experiencing trauma and disadvantage.
What they’ve achieved
WINNER, the Preston Road Women’s Centre has seized an opportunity to transform empty houses into safe accommodation for women and children fleeing violence through the government’s Empty Homes Partnership.
The board has helped assess risks, identify suitable properties and negotiate prices with a confident approach that’s been “transformational” for the charity.
Statistics show that on average a woman leaves and returns to a violent relationship seven times before breaking free. With the right help and support from the charity now more women are making a permanent break first time around.