Women of Worth is part of an alliance of women’s centres across Greater Manchester, supporting a Whole System Approach to female offenders. It offers a safe and supportive environment, run by women for women, to help them become more resilient and independent. The organisation provides a rolling programme of workshops relevant to women’s needs, which addresses issues around mental health, accommodation, substance misuse, violent relationships, and offending behaviour.
The Foundation has awarded £12,995 in October 2016. This is towards a specific project which works in partnership with the Police and a number of major stores in Bury, to address female shoplifting. It is an extension of existing work and aims to divert vulnerable women away from crime, and assist them to address their issues and provide relevant support.