Continuing our work with women in London

Alongside our sister organisations Pecan, Housing for Women, Hibiscus, Advance, Working Chance, Together and Clean Break we are pleased to have been successful in our bid, to continue to deliver services to women under probation supervision and those at risk of being in contact with the criminal justice system in South and Southeast London. This work is co-commissioned by MoJ, MOPAC, NHS England and Lambeth Council and will enable us to continue to deliver our trauma informed, gender-specific services to women in South and Southeast London until March 2025.

As well as continuing to deliver our existing South London Women’s Hub (SLWH) service, the contract will also see us expand parts of our provision in areas including:

  • Delivering across two more boroughs (Bexley and Greenwich);
  • Working with unsentenced women on remand;
  • Diversion through out of court disposals;
  • Delivery of the Reconnect programme in HMP Bronzefield (delivered by Together)

Partnership working is essential for us to be able to deliver these services and we are pleased to be working alongside our sister organisations as we deliver this work. We will also be working with a partner agency to work with young women aged 15-17.

One of the women we are working with says

"You have always been there and stuck to your work and have been the only consistent person supporting me since my release [from prison]. It has been so beneficial for me to have someone separate from friends and family, who I can be open and honest with, and who can give insight and acknowledge my feelings. Your future clients are going to be so lucky, and I am so happy for them as I know they are going to absolutely fine as they have your support."

Sonya Ruparel, Chief Executive of Women in Prison says

“We are thrilled to continue to work with our fantastic partners to meet the specific needs of women in South and Southeast London who are at risk of contact with the criminal justice system or are under probation supervision. Women who have been criminalised face serious barriers to thriving and we are proud to be able to work alongside them. This funding will enable us to continue to provide our trauma informed, gender specific services and reach more women across South and Southeast London.”

If you would like more information, please contact Bridget Symonds, Head of Women’s Centres (Surrey and London) on and at 07730 141511