This theme explores the issues surrounding employment and skills for women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. It is being led by Expert Group member Baroness Stedman-Scott, Chief Executive of Tomorrow’s People. Read the theme round-up here.
In her blog, Baroness Stedman-Scott writes “The potential for meaningful occupation, training and employment to boost self esteem and help women’s recovery from homelessness cannot be underestimated. We, therefore, need to get it right.
“Throughout the Rebuilding Shattered Lives Campaign so far, the debate about women only versus mixed services has been evident in every theme. Within the employment and skills sector we know there are good women only support services out there, as well as mixed programmes that are gender aware and recognise the particular needs and ambitions of their female clients. We need to gather this evidence together to influence policy and practice and improve the training and employment support available to homeless women.”
How do we make sure women get the right help, at the right time? We want to hear from practitioners on the ground and from women using services themselves, about what works and what support is missing.
In particular, we want to hear about:
Please also submit any relevant research so we can gather this together to improve the support out there for women.
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