Women and families - especially women who are vulnerable and who may have a number of different needs - find that the services system presents them with an array of services, but few that can really help.
The publisher is The Centre for Welfare Reform.
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Simon Duffy and Clare Hyde explain how WomenCentre achieves its astonishing outcomes and explore the difficulties faced by innovative organisations in the welfare system.
Clare Hyde wonders whether the government's thinking about focusing on 'problem' families is informed by an understanding of the reality of domestic violence.
WomenCentre has worked out how to integrate personalisation and collective action in a sophisticated and dynamic model of support.
WomenCentre is a pioneering social innovation based in Halifax. Local women have come together to support those of them who face the gravest difficulties.
The WomenCentre offers an empowering, sophisticated and innovative model for meeting the needs of vulnerable women.