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Women’s Community Services

Staffordshire Women’s Aid provide a range of women centered services in a safe, trauma informed environment, enabling women
and children to access the support they need to thrive.


Group Work Programmes


Power to Change

Power to Change is an 8 week group programme for women who have experienced domestic or sexual violence and abuse.. The programme

centres on building self esteem, confidence and self-determination. It focuses on self-worth, assertiveness and rights, and the difficulties many

women face in feeling entitled to them. It also focusses on establishing boundaries and assessing abusive and healthy relationships.


“The course has definitely helped my confidence and my thought processes, I am a survivor and I am so proud of myself.”


You and Me, Mum

You and Me, Mum is an 8 week group programme for mothers who have experienced domestic violence and abuse. It aims to empower and support

women in furthering their understanding of their role as mothers and in addressing the needs of children & young people who have lived with

domestic abuse.


Warrior Girls

Warrior Girls is a 6 week group programme for young women who have experienced, or are at risk of experiencing, violence, abuse and/or

exploitation.  The group aims to build confidence, self-worth, skills and independence, raising the aspirations of young women and increasing their

understanding of their choices and rights.  The programme explores how attitudes and behaviours specifically affect young women today and how these challenges can be overcome.


“The girls engaged really well and looked forward to the sessions. They have learnt a lot and it has enabled them to keep themselves safe and well in the future. I think

sessions like these are essential and should be made available to more young people. Thank you Women’s Aid for all the support you have given to our young people.” 


Our Time

Our Time is an 8 week group programme of support for female survivors of domestic abuse and their children. It is designed to be fun, interactive

and challenging. The programme aims to explore, and begin to address, the issues caused within the mother-child and sibling relationships as a

result of living with, and experiencing, domestic abuse. The programme is designed to be delivered within a refuge setting and focuses on 5 key

themes; Isolation, Communication & Respect, Building Trust, Managing Emotions and Positive & Healthy Futures.

Our Time has been developed by Staffordshire Women’s Aid alongside partners from Birmingham City University, Spain, Italy, Romania, Bulgaria and

Austria as part of a European funded research programme.


Building Better Opportunities

We are a partner in the Building Better Opportunities project that aims to support people living in

Stafford and South Staffordshire who are currently not in work. There are many reasons why

people are unable to work; this could be health reasons, childcare issues, financial restrictions,

losing benefits, a lack of self-esteem or confidence, no access to transport or suitable clothing for

interviews, or maybe just an out-of-date CV. The list really is endless and often overwhelming.

Staffordshire Women’s Aid has a dedicated Women’s Support Practitioner who will help you

take the steps towards becoming work ready.

To find out more about Building Better Opportunities Stafford & South Staffordshire visit


Legal Advice Clinic

We are pleased to be working in partnership with Staffordshire University to provide a free, confidential legal advice clinic.

The Legal Advice Clinic offers advice on most areas of the law including: family, consumer, personal injury and housing.

The Clinic is held at our Women’s Centre in Stafford and is supported by trained volunteers from Staffordshire Women’s Aid.


Food Bank

Our Food Bank distributes food, toiletries, personal hygiene products and baby equipment to

women in our local communities living with, or recovering from, violence and abuse. In response

to the Covid-19 crisis, we now also supply packs of PPE to women in need, ensuring that a lack of

PPE does not become a barrier to accessing healthcare and other essential services.

Smallwood Trust

We are proud to be working with the Smallwood Trust as a Community Grant Partner, providing small grants to help women overcome financial

adversity, improve their well-being and equip them with the skills to secure a confident financial future.


“The grant from Smallwood helped me keep my home and put food on the table for my daughter”


If you would like to talk to someone about accessing one of group work programmes, or any of the services above, call our 24-hour

helpline on 0300 330 5959 or Make a Referral 


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