Cambridge Women’s Resources Centre

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Cambridge Women's Resources Centre is a community space that provides services to empower women to change their lives for the better. Women can receive one-to-one support around challenges they are experiencing, and also attend groups and workshops with other women.

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Where to go

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Cambridge Women's Resource Centre
The Courtyard
Sturton Street
Cambridge CB1 2SN
UK

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What to expect

Cambridge Women’s Resources Centre is a welcoming, accessible female-only space that supports women seeking positive change for themselves and their families. The centre tailors their support to every individual woman, and supports her to find her voice. They provide support and information on issues including family and parenting, debt and finance, employability and career development. They also provide relaxed creative groups and workshops for women to spend time with other women.

The centre is located on Sturton Street in Central Cambridge. It is easily accessible by bus, train, foot or bicycle and has two car parking spaces.

The centre is open during the daytime from Monday to Friday. Visit their website to see the opening times. You are welcome to drop in whenever the centre is open for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat. You can also help yourself to clothes, books, toiletries and sanitary products that have been donated to the centre.

More information

More details about some of the services on offer at Cambridge Women’s Resources Centre are given below. These services may change in the future, you can visit their website for more information.

Support work
Support workers at the centre offer one-to-one advice and assistance. They can help with emotional support, signposting to other services, access to education or volunteering, and working on CVs. You can set up an appointment with a support worker by phoning or emailing the centre.

Employability
Cambridge Women’s Resources Centre¬†support women not in education or employment back into work or volunteering opportunities. They offer a range of courses that enable women to learn new skills, build their confidence and find their voice. They help women to improve their economic outcomes and unlock their potential.

Art Group
There is a weekly drop-in art group at the centre every week. This is a safe space for women to relax, chat and enjoy some creative time. Everyone is welcome, no experience needed. Coffee, biscuits and all art materials are supplied. For more information, including timings, call 01223 321148 or visit their Facebook page.

Freedom programme
The Freedom programme is a course for women who have experienced domestic violence. It has been found to be extremely successful in helping women understand their abuse and move forward with their lives. Women are able to discuss their experiences in a safe and supportive environment. Participants can attend the course each week or drop in and out at their own pace.

Birth as a Medium for Change (BAM4Change)
BAM4Change is a referral based project for pregnant women who have experienced domestic abuse, sexual abuse, been a victim of crime, or have experience of mental health issues. Women work closely with a doula throughout the pregnancy and birth to promote positive attachment and empowering choice throughout pregnancy.

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All of the above services are provided to women free of charge.

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There are rooms available to hire at Cambridge Women’s Resources Centre, for agencies who want to provide services in a women-only space.

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