As a one stop shop we link with a wide variety of organisations in Rhyl, Denbighshire and across North Wales (and beyond) to ensure wraparound provision for women to address their often multiple and complex issues
Staff are in regular contact with many agencies and organisations to access the support and activities needed by the women. Below is a list of many of organisations who work with the Centre, but is not exhaustive as the changing and development of networks is all part of multi-agency working.
DCC Homeless Prevention Team – to address the needs of women
NSPCC – joint working to achieve wraparound services to families
North Wales Police – We work closely supporting their work to keep women safe and reduce the risk of offending
Job centre plus – referrals to the centre to support women to address barriers to employment
Denbighshire County Council Housing & Social Services – 2 way referrals to address the needs of women
West Rhyl Young Peoples Project – advice and guidance for young women, working together to support needs of young women and trans-generational issues
Rhyl City Strategy – RCS facilitates community cohesion between agencies and therefore us with the many agencies delivering services to the community in Rhyl.
Mind – 2 way referrals between the organisations
GPs – We take referrals from local practices
Hafod Community Mental Health Team – by far the largest numbers of referrals are from from Hafod and we work with them to support women to re build their lives
Health Visitors – The centre takes referrals from Health Visitors and School Nurses
Victim Support – the centre provides rooms for counselling for Victim support
Conwy & Denbighshire Community Safety Partnership – the organisation hosts the IDVA service for Denbighshire on behalf of the CSP and is represented at the MARAC steering group
RASASC (Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre)
Coleg Llandrillo, Bangor University, and Glyndwr University – each provide courses at the Centre (subject to funding available) and progression opportunities for women to move on to Further and Higher Education
The Conwy & Denbighshire Community Safety Partnership – committed to the Women’s Centre and recognise that it has a role to play in the improved health and safety of women
Citizen’s Advice Bureau – the centre works with CAB to provide wraparound support and advice for women; workers will refer to and provide advocacy for women needing specialist advice, joint working provides women with the support to tackle paperwork
HM Probation & Prison Service– we support women who are returning home to North Wales from prison
We attend many network meetings across the country and work to provide services where we can.