A unique collaboration of five organisations which ensures women in Coventry feel supported, empowered and believed. The partnership which includes Foleshill Women’s Training, Coventry Haven Women’s Aid, CRASAC, Coventry Law Centre and Kairos WWT aims to break down barriers, make support easier and enable people to access crucial services.
Coventry Women’s Partnership addresses the challenges women face accessing and engaging with support services. It provides integrated support through referrals across the partnership.
Foleshill Women’s Training (FWT) are an award-winning women only organisation with 31 years’ experience of removing barriers facing women from Coventry and the surrounding areas. They offer a culturally sensitive and appropriate place for all women to access education, training, healthcare and employment opportunities.
Central England Law Centre Coventry provides free specialist legal advice to those most in need; partners with local organisations to raise awareness of people’s rights; and uses legal processes to fight poverty, inequality, and discrimination.
Coventry Haven Women’s Aid are a specialist provider of services to women who have or are being subjected to any form of domestic violence and abuse.
Kairos WWT provide services to increase the safety, stability, and self-belief of women in Coventry affected by or at risk of exploitation, through emotional and practical support, advocacy and awareness raising. KairosWWT reach out to groups of women who are perceived as marginalised, vulnerable, experience multiple complex needs and who may be caught up in sex work.
CRASAC (Coventry Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre) provides specialist helpline services, counselling, and advocacy support to all those who have been affected by rape or sexual violence. Our frontline specialist, independent and confidential services are for people of all ages, genders, faiths and cultures who have experienced any form of sexual violence, at any time in their lives. We also promote the needs and voices of victims and survivors through training and awareness raising.
“It’s helpful [the interagency approach]. It’s hard for me to trust people, I have to see you and get used to you, before I get into details about stuff. It helps that the organisations are close together. My worker in Kairos came with me to CRASAC and she helped me by coming to FWT too. ”