Wythenshawe Safespots

This organisation aims to create a stronger and safer community and supports women who have experienced domestic abuse, working with them to rebuild their lives. It helps women to navigate the various services and agencies they might need, supports them in making their own choices, and advocates for them where necessary. It operates in the Wythenshawe area of Manchester, and since it began two years ago it has helped more than 1,200 women. It offers an open drop-in centre five days a week, and helps women with a range of individually tailored and long-term support services.

The Foundation awarded a two-year grant of £3,000 per annum to Wythenshawe Safespots in October 2018. The funding will contribute towards general running costs, as well as the expansion of services. These include additional facilitated workshops and programmes covering areas such as healthy relationships, confidence building, and money management. Outcomes for the beneficiaries of the organisation include improved feelings of safety, increased confidence and self-esteem, and overall improved lives.