A Safe Space for Women
A safe space for women
By employing a team of female frontline workers, we are well- placed to break down barriers and nurture trust, unpicking events in an individuals’ journey and limiting the resurfacing of past triggers.
Whilst the vast majority of our staff are female, there is a significant importance in having good male role models within our community to help allow our service users to regain trust and learn how to build positive relationships with men. In addition to a number of male volunteers, we have male staff within our housekeeping, volunteering and front of house teams.
As a team (employees and volunteers together) we ensure that each individual in crisis receives the empathy, support and advice they require; responsive to the needs of women, delivered within our safe, trusted space as we work towards a positive future of independence.
Within our community, residents can become a rep ’Service User Representative’, working with the staff team as part of Working Groups to refine aspects of day-to-day life or be part of the ‘Women’s Forum’ to channel new ideas for activities and initiatives; internal partnership between our service-users and staff team is a key aspect of daily life.
A ‘Buddy Scheme’ is currently being explored to help with the welcome and integration of new residents and the transition into life at the Marylebone Project.