Help DWC raise £800 to provide counselling to more women

We’ve set an ambitious new fundraising target of £800 to expand our provision of counselling to women in Derby and we need your help to reach it! Our counselling service is currently oversubscribed and we would like to offer appointments to more women. £800 would allow us to bring in more counsellors and take on more clients. We hope that with help from our supporters we can reach this goal. We’ve already had some fantastic support, including a donation of £200 from Ray Gumbley, who pledged £25 and persuaded his friends and family to do the same. Thanks Ray! Read
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DWC patron Parween Warsi adds her support to campaign to save the centre

Derby Telegraph today published an article about the invaluable support Derby Women’s Centre has received from its patrons, as local businesswoman Parween Warsi CBE added her voice to the campaign to save the centre from Derby City Council’s funding cuts. In a statement, Mrs. Warsi said: I am deeply saddened to hear that Derby City Council has proposed to cut the funding of Derby Women’s Centre, which plays a vital role in supporting vulnerable women in Derby.
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DWC funding cuts “not good business sense”, says entrepreneur

Local entrepreneur and DWC patron Kavita Oberoi has recently spoken out in support of the centre in response to Derby City Council’s proposed cuts to our funding. She said in a statement: I became a patron of Derby Women’s Centre in 2010 because its work complements my own desire to see more women challenge barriers in the workplace and break the “glass ceiling”. The women’s centre does an excellent job helping women overcome personal difficulties, socio-economic inequalities and improve employment skills and confidence, which all contribute toward enabling women to fulfil their potential.
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New and improved legal surgery at DWC

The legal surgery at Derby Women’s Centre, run in partnership with Nelson’s Solicitors, has recently been expanded to include appointments under the Legal Help scheme. The appointments are available on the last Wednesday of each month. Rina, a solicitor from Nelson’s, tells us more. We can now sign clients up to Legal Help so that a file can be opened and any appropriate work can be carried out after the initial meeting. However, clients must be eligible for Legal Help and therefore need to bring proof of income.
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Derby Women's Centre are a Registered Charity No 1135743