Women’s centre up for national accolades

Tomorrow’s Women Wirral has been shortlisted for two awards at a prestigious national event run by the Howard Reform League.

Tomorrow’s Women Wirral (TWW) is an adult, female-only charity that was launched in 2011 by Baroness Corston. Merseyside Community Rehabilitation Company’s staff are based at the women’s centre, which means women on court orders or custodial licenses carry out their probation appointments at TWW.

This also means that women on probation can take part in the full range of activities and interventions hosted at TWW. The aim is to support women to make positive changes to their lives so that they successfully rehabilitate and do not re-offend.

The organisation has reached the Howard League’s national final in the ‘Organisation of the Year’ and ‘Women’ categories. The Howard League Awards are for the country’s most successful community projects that encourage people to stop committing crime.

Angela Murphy, TWW’s chief executive officer, said: “We are obviously delighted to reach the finals of an event run by such a prestigious national charity. It is testament to the hard work of all our staff, volunteers and service users.

“We are committed to helping women – regardless of labels and economic environments – to find a pathway out of the negative situations they are in.

“We help women tackle underlying issues, not just their immediate problem, so that change is lasting.”

TWW is for women who need support, whether or not they are involved in the Criminal Justice System.

The TWW project nominated for the ‘Women’ category is Action on Street Health (ASH) funded by Merseyside Police Cash Back fund – which uses money seized through criminal activity. ASH offers support and provides outreach to street sex workers within Birkenhead, Wirral.

The Howard League Reform Awards 2018 are hosted in Cavendish Square, London, on Wednesday, November 14th.