WomenCentre is a pioneering social innovation based in Halifax. Local women have come together to support those of them who face the gravest difficulties - mental illness, domestic violence, crime, chronic health problems, debt, childhood abuse and more - they have built a community where women can find the hope necessary to get their lives back on track.
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Clare Hyde wonders whether the government's thinking about focusing on 'problem' families is informed by an understanding of the reality of domestic violence.
Simon Duffy and Clare Hyde explain how WomenCentre achieves its astonishing outcomes and explore the difficulties faced by innovative organisations in the welfare system.
WomenCentre has worked out how to integrate personalisation and collective action in a sophisticated and dynamic model of support.
Services for women and families are incredibly complex and grow in complexity the more people need something consistent and reliable.
WomenCentre is one the most effective and innovative organisations in the UK - combining personalisation with community action.