20/04/2017

Luton All Women’s Centre Requires:

Mental Health Support Co-ordinator

37 hours per week £24,000 per annum

LAWC is looking for someone with experience of working with and supporting women, particularly those who have mental health issues, you will have an understanding of mental health issues and experience of supporting them with practical issues on a 1-1 basis and also facilitating support groups.

The successful candidate must possess a very good standard of education, minimum level 3 (A level or equivalent) and must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience.

 

Closing date: Tuesday 2nd May 9.00 am

Interviews will be held on: Thursday 4th May 2017.

Please e-mail support@LAWC.org.uk to request an application pack or call the centre on 01582 416783.

Registered Charity 1101754 Company No 4687799

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

08/03/16 - Thank you to all the ladies who came to our ‪#‎IWD2016‬ event today! We hope you enjoyed yourself!

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29/02/16 - Check out the events taking place across Luton from the 4th to 11th of March celebrating International Women's Day!

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24/02/16 - Join our Young Women's group on Fridays from 1.00-2.30pm, with different activities every week!

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23/02/16 - Join our International Women's Day Event.

Tuesday 8th March from 10.00am-2.00pm!

Cake donations are welcome!

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Dołącz do nas w Miedzynarodowy Dzień Kobiet we wtorek 8 marca między 10 a 14! Donacje ciast mile widziane!

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 08/02/16 - Thanks to all the ladies that came to our Coffee Morning last week, and a special thank you to our lovely Avon lady!

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01/02/16 - Join our coffee morning this Thursday 4th February 10.30am-12.00pm for a chat and Free Avon samples!

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19/01/16 - A huge THANK YOU to Denbigh High School, Luton and First Give for choosing us as one of their local charities and winners!

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07/01/16 - Thank you to all who attended our Christmas Party, and thank you to the lovely lady who made these biscuits!

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24/12/15 - A reminder that we are now closed until the 4th of January 2016. In the case of an emergency please call the National Domestic Violence Helpline at 0808 2000 247 or call 999.

 

 

17/12/15 - Join our Young Women's Group, every Friday from 1.00-2.30pm for fun activities!

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16/12/15 - Bring along a dish and join our Seasonal Party next week on Tuesday 22nd December from 12:00-2:00pm! 

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16/12/15 - Students at Luton Sixth Form College signing the white ribbon campaign pledge to help end Domestic Abuse in Luton.

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16/12/15 - We had a great day at Hatters Children Centre, raising awareness of Domestic Abuse as part of our ‪#‎16DaysofAction

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01/12/15 - A few pictures from our open day last week for 'End Violence Against Women' Week. Thanks to all who attended!

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10/11/15 - Come and join us on our open day to mark End Violence Against Women Day!  

Wednesday 25th November 2015.

We look forward to seeing you all!

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13/10/15 - Luton Sixth Form students engaging in our forced marriage and honour based violence surgery last week!

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22/09/2015 - Luton All Womens Centre met with the forced marriage commissioners on Thursday 17th September. What a great day we had!

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22/07/2015 - Summer Programme (Trips & Activities)

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21/07/2015 - Freedom Programme In Polish Language

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21/07/2015 - ONA Service (Polish Women's Domestic Abuse Service) 

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16/07/2015 -  Luton All Women's Centre would like to invite you to celebrate Eid with us!

Wednesday 22nd July 2015

All welcome.

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10/06/2015 - Performing arts group - Starting 12th June 2015

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10/06/2015 -  Our Lives - New intake 17th June 2015

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20/04/2015 - 

Click here to view website.

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 Paladin will be holding a week long tweet-a-thon (see @paladinservice) using #NSAW2015 highlighting different themes and issues as well as holding a National Training Day on Thursday 23 April to ensure that even more professionals are trained around the legislation and reality of stalking as unfortunately many victims continue to be let down by the criminal justice system. There are still a small number of places available which can be booked via the website. There will also be an opportunity to join in the conversation on Facebook.

 

14/04/2015 - Luton Womens Voices - Question Time Luton - 25th & 27th April 2015.

Click here for facebook page.

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02/04/2015 - Please be aware, the centre will be closed from Friday 3rd April. We will reopen on Tuesday 7th April.

if you would like to speak to somebody over the Bank Holiday Weekend, please contact the Free phone 24 Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.

We wish all of our clients a lovely Easter break.

 

 31/03/2015 - Easter gifts 2015

From delicious chocolate to Easter adventures, get the best deal on your spring shopping by comparing prices from thousands of leading retailers. Don't forget, for every purchase you make we'll make a free donation to your chosen charity.

Click on links below

 Womens Aid

 Have a cracking Easter!

 

24/02/2015 - International Womens Day at Luton All Womens Centre - Wednesday 4th March 2015

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12/02/2015 - Strengthening domestic violence law: Success!

The Domestic Violence Law Reform Campaign, run by Women's Aid, the Sara Charlton Charitable Foundation and Paladin National Stalking Advocacy Service, is celebrating a significant breakthrough as the government announced last month a new domestic violence law criminalising patterns of coercive, controlling and psychological abuse. The announcement is designed to clarify and strengthen the law on abuse, to drive a culture change ensuring that no form of abuse can be perpetrated without criminal sanction.

 

12/02/2015 - Article from Crossroads Women's Centre

Crossroads Women’s Centre in Kentish Town celebrates 40 years fighting for women’s rights

Hannah Al-Othman

A trailblazing women’s centre that began life in a squat near Euston station is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Crossroads Women’s Centre is now comfortably settled into its permanent home in Wolsey Mews, Kentish Town, but its history is one of struggle. The centre was first founded as the Wages for Housework (WFH) campaign back in 1975. It is reportedly the oldest women’s centre remaining in London and possibly in the UK.

Its first premises in a squat at 129 Drummond Street in Euston became a base for a diverse range of women’s groups, and many organisations were conceived in the original headquarters, including the English Collective of Prostitutes and Women Against Rape.

Both groups still meet at Crossroads today, and the centre is now a base for 16 diverse independent organisations with their own projects and services, including Legal Action for Women, Single Mothers’ Self-Defence, and disability campaign group WinVisible.

Selma James, 84, who founded WFH in 1972 and co-ordinates the Global Women’s Strike, said: “I didn’t think it would still be going 40 years later. I thought women would have wages for housework years before that. I had absolutely no idea that we would lose single mother benefit and that child benefit would be threatened.

“But I’m pleased with how the centre has progressed. Not only that, I’m pleased that the fundamental principles haven’t shifted.”

Crossroads’ journey from Drummond Street to Wolsey Mews has not been without its obstacles.

In 1977 the women were evicted from their original premises, and moved into a squat further up the road, at 138 Drummond Street.

WFH did not stay in the new property for long – evicted again in 1978 when the area was redeveloped. Campaigners walked into Camden Town Hall with one woman dramatically chaining herself to a first floor balcony in an attempt to gain council support, from where she unveiled yards and yards of petition signatures from local people demanding a women’s centre.

The protest worked and then chair of housing, Ken Livingstone, offered the group a small run-down empty shop for a peppercorn rent.

WFH moved into 71 Tonbridge Street, and became known as King’s Cross Women’s Centre.

One key initiative to come out of the centre during this time was the 12-day occupation of Holy Cross Church, in King’s Cross, by the English Collective of Prostitutes, who were protesting against police illegality and racism.

More upheaval came in 1995, when Tonbridge Street was redeveloped. But the centre was saved thanks to the commitment of volunteers finding a home in a youth centre and a church hall.

It was in 1996 that the centre first moved to premises in Kentish Town and became Crossroads. It was named in honour of the women squatters of Crossroads, South Africa, who had refused to be moved.

But it was only in 2012, after a huge fundraising and renovation effort, that Crossroads was able to move into its permanent, larger home at 25 Wolsey Mews, which is owned and run by the charity Crossroads Women.

Today, Crossroads brings together women from different ages, backgrounds and communities to share experiences, and learn from and support each other. The centre is now a well-used drop-in and community resource centre, and a place of safety for vulnerable and low-income women.

Men ready to work with women in a mutually supportive way are also welcomed.

The centre is busier than ever. Women asylum seekers of the All African Women’s Group meet twice weekly. The Global Women’s Strike campaigns for a living wage for mothers and other carers internationally.

The centre’s landmark birthday was celebrated with an evening of entertainment, featuring a premiere of a short film about its history made by a group of young people, an exhibition, and live music with the legendary pianist June Turvey.

Ms James said: “What was striking to me was that we had real friends, not only people who came to pat us on the back, but people who came because they loved what we did, because they felt part of it, and felt it was their centre.”

Around 150 attended, with standing room only left for latecomers.

Petra Dando, of Camden Association of Street Properties, who has campaigned alongside Crossroads against the government’s welfare reforms, said: “It’s very difficult to convey just how much they do for people in the community.

“I think what’s unique about the centre is the really hands-on approach.

“They really care about the people they try to help. They don’t let go until they’ve done their best to get a result.”

 

12/02/2015 -  International Women's Day celebration at UK Centre for Carnival Arts

Photo: Come and join us at UK Centre for Carnival Arts to celebrate 'International Womens Day'

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19/01/2015 -

Luton All Women’s Centre Requires:

Domestic Abuse Support Co-ordinator

37 hours per week £21,500 per annum

LAWC is looking for someone with experience of working with vulnerable women, particularly those who have experienced domestic abuse. Understanding of women’s issues and the ability to support them with practical issues on a 1-1 basis is essential. Must also have experience of running support groups in particular “Freedom Programme”.

The successful candidate must possess a very good standard of education, minimum level 3 (A level or equivalent) and must have a minimum of 2 years experience.

This post is open to women only – Exemption under Equality Act 2010.

 

Closing date: 22nd January 2015

Interviews will be held on: Monday 2nd February 2015.

 

Please e-mail support@LAWC.org.uk to request an application pack or call the centre on 01582 416783.

 

 

13/10/2014 - Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence Conference, Tuesday 25th November 2014. Thank you to all of those who have expressed an interest in attending the Luton All Womens Centre 'Forced Marriage/Honour Based Violence' conference on Tuesday 25th Novemeber. We have had a fantastic response and all places have now been filled.

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25/09/2014 - Level 3 award in education and training course

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25/09/2014 - Level 2 award in introduction to counselling course.

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24/09/2014 - New Barnfield Courses starting in October, to sign up or find out more drop-in the centre or contact us on 01582 416783.

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17/09/2014 - Freedom Programme- New intake commencing Tuesday, 7th October 2014

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08/09/2014 - Community Learning Open Day

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 04/09/2014 - Free NHS Health Checks in partnership with Live Well Luton 

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 25/07/2014 - New Domestic violence protection orders and notices

Domestic violence protection orders (DVPOs) are being implemented across England and Wales from 8 March 2014. This follows the successful conclusion of a 1 year pilot in the West Mercia, Wiltshire and Greater Manchester police force areas

Under the scheme, the police and magistrates can prevent the perpetrator from contacting the victim or returning to their home for up to 28 days. DVPOs are designed to help victims who may otherwise have had to flee their home, giving them the space and time to access support and consider their options. (Source - UK Gov)

 

 25/07/2014 - The Girl Summit took place on 22 July, kick starting a global movement to end child, early and forced marriage and FGM for all girls within a generation. Doing this will help preserve girls' childhoods, promote their education, reduce their exposure to violence and abuse, and allow them to fulfill their potential in life.

Everyone has a part to play in achieving rights for girls and women around the world. Take a stand against FGM and child marriage today - http://www.girlsummitpledge.com/

 

24/07/2014 - Luton All Women's Centre Eid Party, Thursday 31st July, 12-2pm

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 09/07/2014 - LAWC Summer Programme 2014. To book a place or find out details drop-in the centre of call us on 10582 416783.

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09/06/2014 - A new intake of the Freedom Programme will be starting from Wednesday 2nd July, 10:30am - 12:00pm. If you are interested in attending please drop-in the centre or contact Anila on 01582 416783.

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08/05/2014 - Courses at LAWC

In partnership with Barnfield College, Luton All Women’s Centre

will be running a variety of courses in the centre. 

 

September Courses

Floristry

Beauty

Childcare 

More details coming soon... 

 

ALL COURSES ARE FREE FOR THOSE ON BENEFITS

OR A CHARGE OF £20 APPLIES PER COURSE FOR

THOSE IN EMPLOYMENT /NOT IN RECEIPT OF BENEFITS

 

If you are interested in signing up to a course

please drop-in to the centre or call us on 01582 416783 

 


06/05/2014 - Music24

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 18/04/14 -Luton All Women’s Centre will be hosting an open day with Barnfield College, 30th April, 10am-12pm. Come and meet Barnfield College tutors to discuss courses that we will be running at LAWC. Courses will include - Sewing, ESOL, Beauty, Floristry, First Aid, Child Care and many more! Courses are free for those on benefits. If you are interested in signing up to a course please drop-in to the centre or call us on 10582 416783

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  16/04/2014 - Want help looking for a job? We can help you with - Job searching, CV writing, job applications, interview techniques. New job search & career planning course. Every Thursday commencing 1st May-22nd May 2014. 10:30-11:30am. 

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22/02/2014 - LAWC will be running a new intake of the freedom programme commencing Wednesday 12th March, 10.30am-12.00pm. If you are interested in attending or would like to refer anyone, please drop-in the centre or contact Anila on 01582 416783.

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  13/02/2014 - LAWC has launched a new Young Women's service which will provide support for young women experiencing or at risk of domestic abuse. A support group will also be running on Tuesdays 1-3pm, covering a range topics to support young women in their lives.

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06/02/2014 - LAWC will be providing a new service in partnership with Luton Advice Network (LAN) commencing March 12th. Advice will range from benefits, employment, debt and housing. Sessions are available by appointment which you can book through dropping into the centre or calling us on 01582 416783. 

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