New women’s centre to open in Burnley on International Women’s Day

5 March 2012 at 8:41 pm

East Lancashire Women’s Centres are also proud to announce the Official Opening and Launch of our NEW Centre in Burnley during International Women’s Week

Come and find out more information on the services we will be providing on Thursday 8th March 2012 from 10am – 2pm
* Counselling & CBT
* Employment Support
* Housing & Debt Advice
* Training Courses
* Vision Project
* Volunteering Opportunities

Activities throughout the day will include:
* Henna Painting
* Massage

We look forward to seeing you all there!

This event will take place at our Burnley Centre: 4 Nicholas Street, Burnley, BB11 2EU

The East Lancashire Women’s Centres will open a base in Nicholas Street on Thursday, to coincide with International Women’s Day.

It will be the first time the group have opened a centre in Burnley, Pendle or Rossendale, and they hope it will replicate the success of existing bases in Blackburn and Accrington.

Sarah Swindley, chief officer of the group, said: “The team are very excited about this opportunity to build on our experience in other areas to develop our work in Burnley. We have already been warmly received by the Burnley community and partner agencies and know that our service can make a real difference for local women and their families. We have been impressed by the number of women who have already expressed a desire to volunteer for us and invite all to visit us at our launch event.”

The centre will be run by a team of staff and volunteers to provide a range of local accessible services that are free at the point of delivery.

Help includes mental health support, well-being, individual casework to reduce vulnerability, finance and debt management, employment support and legal advice to all women. A staffed crèche facility will also be available.

Women can also learn and develop personal effectiveness, self help skills and techniques through attending a programme of structured training, with progression routes onto accredited training in literacy and numeracy and IT support training.

The centre will work in partnership with local domestic abuse agencies and the local council. It will also develop provision for street sex workers in the area.

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