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.
H.M.P. Styal – we support women who are returning home to North Wales from prison
NSPCC – joint working to achieve wraparound services to families
Ablett Psychiatric Unit Glan Clwyd Hospital – volunteers trained through the centre provide support at the unit which helps women make the transition to life at home
BAWSO – provide a worker once a week at the centre who takes referrals for BME women needing specific support to address BME issues
North Wales Police – Public Protection Unit / Domestic Violence Officers are co-located at the centre one day a week. The IDVA attends these weekly referral meetings to support women at high risk of harm.
Job centre plus – referrals to the centre to support women to address barriers to employment
Careers Wales – preparation for interviews / employment – and advisor visits the centre and provides workshops to the women
Hafan Cymru – joint working with vulnerable women sharing resources to provide a holistic approach to supporting women
Denbighshire County Council Housing & Social Services – 2 way referrals to address the needs of women
Glyndwr Women’s Aid & North Wales Domestic Abuse Service & Refuge – joint working between organisations ensuring no duplication but wraparound provision for women – 2 way referral as appropriate for services needed.
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 NursesAction for Children – the centre works with AFC on their Bridge Project by providing counselling and confidence building to women referred to the centre
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
SARC (Sexual Assault and Rape Centre)
Credit Union – Volunteers at the centre provide a collection point for the Credit Union and provide opportunities for women to address and manage finances.
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
Women’s Breakout – the organisation is a member of WB and works to address the specific issues and support women in the community to divert them from custody
We attend many network meetings across the country and work to provide services where we can.
The centre also manages the North Wales provision of 2 projects on behalf of other providers who are not based in North Wales but whose contracts cover this area:
Connect Project (for Gibran UK) – caseworker providing support to women offenders who do not have drug and alcohol issues, using remote technology.
Personality Disorder Mentoring and Advocacy Project (for Together Women) – provision of specialist one to one support for women offenders who have a personality disorder