Croydon is to benefit from a new service that supports women to break the cycle of offending.
The charity Women in Prison is opening six women’s hubs across south London in the coming months, and the Croydon service starts today (Monday 1 October).
It will help women involved, or at risk of becoming involved in the criminal justice system.
Other hubs will be running in Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark, Sutton and Wandsworth.
Women in Prison has over 30 years of experience working with women impacted by the criminal justice system.
Women referred to the service will receive 1-2-1 practical and emotional support to help aid their long-term recovery.
This includes advice and help with housing, welfare benefits, education, employment, finances, substance use, health, parenting, court and many other issues.
Councillor Hamida Ali, cabinet member for safer Croydon and communities
“This new Croydon service is partner-funded, with investment from the MOPAC co-commissioning grant, South London local authorities and NHS London. It is supported by local voluntary and community sector partners, including Hibiscus, Housing for Women, Clean Break, Birth Companions and Working Chance.
“Women can self-refer, or be referred by a wide range of partner organisations, from children’s social care, to substance misuse services, domestic violence organisations, health, courts, prisons and the police.”
To enquire or to make a referral please contact firstname.lastname@example.org