About Us

Development of Luton All Women’s Centre

Luton All Women’s Centre arose as a result of a series of consultation exercises in the early 1990’s in which Luton Borough Council sought information about the needs of Women and ways forward to address issues.

LAWC was established in 1993 with Luton Borough Council providing the premises and a seconded staff member, and developing additional seconded staff and a steering group which successfully worked with the Council for over 10 years, developing services and activities for local Women.  The work of the Centre has evolved from an informal ‘drop-in’ venue, to one of structured delivery organised to tackle problems that affect the quality of life well being.

In 2003 the group took the decision to form a Company Limited by Guarantee as a non profit making organisation and to gain charitable status. Single Regeneration Funds (SRB) were secured and enabled LAWC to deliver health and wellbeing and first tier advice work in some of the most deprived wards in Luton.  Lottery Funding was also secured in this period which provided a manager post to run the women centre and extend the advice sessions.

The Project is the lead campaigner for women’s rights and equal opportunities for Women in Luton.  It has a service level agreement with the local council to provide a range of Women’s services, Women’s issues are promoted through seminars and conferences relating to employment, education, access to services and focussing on issues such as domestic abuse, forced marriages etc and also through celebrations of Women’s achievements via International Women’s Day and other similar events.
We have developed a range of services to address the changing needs of Women in Luton.

Aim

To address the identified needs of women from the diverse communities and backgrounds in Luton and the surrounding areas of Central Bedfordshire

To provide advice, information and referral services for Women from diverse backgrounds and cultures in an appropriate manner and setting

Objectives

The objects of the Charity are:
purple_flower.jpg To provide a safe and accessible meeting place and resource centre, run by Women and serving the needs of Women from the Luton and surrounding districts
purple_flower.jpg Recruitment of appropriate staff and volunteers
purple_flower.jpg Training and development of staff and volunteers on Women’s issues
purple_flower.jpg To provide  regular drop in services to provide support for Women
purple_flower.jpg To provide a meeting place for Women and Women’s organisations
purple_flower.jpg To provide a focal point for Women’s issues and raising awareness about support available and improving access to mainstream services through referrals and outreach
purple_flower.jpg To facilitate exhibitions, meetings, lectures, classes, seminars and training courses for Women

Mission Statement

To improve the overall quality of life for Women and their families
To identify and address the changing needs of Women from the diverse communities and backgrounds in Luton and surrounding areas.

Charity No. 1101754

 

To view our April 2012- March 2013 Annual Report click here 

To view our April 2013 - March 2014 Annual Report click here

 

 

 

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01582 416 783  support@lawc.org.uk
Drop-in: Mon – Fri 9:30am – 12:00pm    Appointments:  Mon – Fri 12:00pm – 4:00pm
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