(178) mini women centre presentation (august 2010)

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  • (178) mini women centre presentation (august 2010)

    1. 1. Women at the© Simon Duffy. Rights Reserved.The author must be cited if images or slides are used
    2. 2. Complex needs seem...really complicated
    3. 3. Of 44 women working withWomenCentre:Managing a serious health condition 64%Finding a safer place to live 27%Living with childhood abuse 51%Didn’t finish their education 76%Recent experience of domestic violence 85%Fractured family (for those with young families) 66%Children have experienced abuse (for those with 55%children) a severe level of mental illnessLiving with 55%Living with some mental illness 91%History of drug or alcohol misuse 52%Victim of crime 41%Perpetrator of crimes 39%Worried by debt or lack of money 65%
    4. 4. Public service responsesto complex needs areeven more complicated
    5. 5. An alternative hypothesis - ‘complex needs’are not really so complicated...‘complex needs’ is code for real poverty - themultiple and reinforcing erosion of personal
    6. 6. WomenCentre’s response to1. Start with the whole woman - gendered and holistic2. Offer a positive and comprehensive model of support - every woman is a one-stop-shop3. Build a bond of trust - create the means for woman to do real work together4. Be a new kind of community - women, working together, to improve lives and communities.
    7. 7. in other words... personalised support through collective action
    8. 8. “Working with” - real wealth
    9. 9. UrgentService label N N Real need N problemVictim of Better self-domestic 55 Debt 50 64 esteemviolence To overcomeMentally Ill 39 Housing 48 54 past trauma To manageCriminal 35 Benefits 46 51 current trauma To stop beingPoor Mother 33 Health 37 50 bulliedMisuses 24 Rent 32 Guidance 50Alcohol Criminal Justice RelationshipUses Drugs 22 24 45 Advocate skillsViolent 19 Dentistry 8 Mothering skills 26Chronic Health 16 Others 3 Others 1Condition
    10. 10. A positive model of service... ...5 and half levels of
    11. 11. Knitting together the bond of
    12. 12. Focusing where the risk is... © Simon Du y. All Rights Reserved. INFORMATION SHARING IDENTIFYING FAMILIES @ RISK Info Police Risk Factor 1 Risk Sharing Management Protocol Strategy NHS Risk Factor 2 Top 50 Families Social Service in Risk Factor 3 Crisis & Chaos WomenCentre Risk Factor 4 Focused Feedback & learn Assumed Support Consent to Referral + £
    13. 13. 108 women on any one day... ...5,000 different women in one year
    14. 14. The WomenCentre
    15. 15. Total impact• Typical time in intensive case work - over 1 year• Our sample focused on women who were in the middle of their intensive of work• 100% of women said life has improved since working with WomenCentre; 100% said WomenCentre helped
    16. 16. Transformational86% of women felt more positive about their own future. 93%said WomenCentre had helped them with their attitude to theirfuture. 74% of women said they felt their life was worthwhile,while 72% said they had positive dreams for the future, theseincluded:• 68% wanted to be a good mother• 68% wanted to be a good friend• 46% wanted to be a helpful neighbour• 55% wanted to help in the community as a volunteer• 6% wanted to play a bigger role in their faith community• 42% wanted to be a good employee• 24% wanted to run their own business
    17. 17. changed behaviour [for women offenders] 100%better able to manage their relationships [for victims of 78%domestic violence]need to use drugs & alcohol reduced 73%health improved 95%management of health improved 89%felt better 93%had improved education 40%managing money better 51%found a new place to live 29%housing had improved 50%helped to feel safer at home 64%children were safer [where abuse suspected] 43%feel safer in their neighbourhood 53%
    18. 18. Quotes - key themes• Supportive & responsive - “Very supportive, if you can’t get hold of anyone someone always calls you back quickly.”• Transformational - “It made my life worth living.”• Secure - “If I needed help or anyone to talk to there was always someone there to help and it’s also confidential.”• Social - “It’s a safe place where women can come together to socialise and learn to promote their own well being.”
    19. 19. • WomenCentre builds a real community through female identity• is holistic, because its identity does not come through ‘a specialism’• avoids the “privileged irresponsibility” of high status professional roles• instead, it develops a new kind of professionalism, with• transformational leadership - forgiving, supportive, mobile - modelling its support to women
    20. 20. Success Factors• Stickability - no passing the buck, triage or segmentation• Neo-professionalism - trained, committed, staff team• Relationship building - through facing urgent problems• Personalisation - using all of person’s real wealth• Positive - finding the key that’s right for that person• Pragmatic - adapting around what works• Coherent - faith in the possibility of renewal
    21. 21. WomenCentre helpswomen make it through the maze
    22. 22. Complex funding...• In 2009-10 turnover was just over £1,000,000• 41 different funding streams• average size is £25,000• 22 distinct projects• 33 reporting systems• with an average length of funding of 18 months• at best only 1 in 3 funding bids are successful• 2011 saw a 41% cut in funding!
    23. 23. Growth brings nocoherence... ...funding streams remain tiny
    24. 24. Constant re-definition in terms ofcentrally defined“project’s” - what’s
    25. 25. Funding sources NLocal Government 13Local NHS 5Regional or Sub-Regional 7Charities 13Central Government 3Total 41 ...larger funding streams national
    26. 26. Funding is not but this reflects our highly centralised nature of UK welfare state - the most centralised
    27. 27. Complex funding, complex like Penelope’s nightly unweaving... ...and daily reweaving
    28. 28. A better system would 1.through relationships 2.the real WomenCentre 3.to prevent domestic violence 4.to reduce re-offending 5.to improve health 6.to reform social work
    29. 29. The big question - Will local leaders and services be able to embracethe real innovations created by local people?
    30. 30. The Centre for Welfare ReformThe Quadrant, 99 Parkway Avenue,Parkway Business ParkSheffield, S9 4WGT +44 114 251 1790 | M +447729 7729 41admin@centreforwelfarereform.orgGet a free subscription at:© Simon Duffy. Rights Reserved. Full copyright details at www.centreforwelfarereform.org

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