The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are visiting Tomorrow’s Women Wirral, a probation-backed charity, to meet vulnerable women in Birkenhead and learn about their experiences.
Tomorrow Women Wirral (TWW) supports women in vulnerable circumstances and was launched in 2011. The women-only centre, which is part-funded by Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company, offers a wide range of services to all adult women within the community, including women on probation, or custodial licence.
TWW offers an extensive range of courses and workshops for more than 6,500 women on an annual basis. Attendees can access support groups aimed at addressing issues such as: mental health, domestic abuse, substance misuse and debt – among many others.
The Duke and Duchess are visiting TWW as part of a wider tour of Birkenhead, which includes unveiling a statue in honour of the poet Wilfred Owen and seeing other services aimed at supporting locals.
During their visit to TWW, at Beckwith Street East, Their Royal Highnesses will meet the charity’s staff and service users, together with M CRC staff and women on Community Payback.
Angela Murphy, TWW’s chief executive, said: “I am thrilled the Duke and Duchess asked to visit our centre. They want to meet the people we work with and to learn more about their lives and our work. That means a great deal to us.
“I am delighted because it will help focus attention upon our women and highlight the progress they are making as they make positive changes to their lives.
“The Royal couple want to see the work we do, so we are just running our ordinary Monday groups and courses and giving the women who normally attend the opportunity to talk about their life journeys. I am greatly looking forward to the event.”
The Duke and Duchess are visiting the centre on Monday.
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