Coventry Women’s Partnership

Supporting Women – Connecting Services

Coventry Women’s Partnership is a unique project, led by FWT – a centre for women, which has been established with 5 organisations in Coventry to ensure women in the city feel supported in safe environments, empowered, and believed. We want to break down barriers for women in accessing crucial services and make engaging with support easier. Our partnership includes Coventry Haven Women’s Aid, CRASAC, Central England Law Centre Coventry and Kairos WWT. Coventry Women’s Partnership is funded by the Smallwood Trust.

Through referrals across the partnership, we will work with women who need support in any of the following areas:

  • Education, Training and Routes to Employment
  • Confidence Building
  • Free Legal Advice
  • Health & Wellbeing Support & Easier Access to Services
  • Rape & Sexual Abuse, Accessing Therapeutic Support and Advocacy
  • Domestic Violence and Abuse (all forms)
  • Pathways to Exiting Prostitution & Homelessness
  • Staying Safe
  • Language Support
  • Access to Childcare

To receive support or to find out more, please contact Faye at faye.pettitt@fwt.org.uk and 07538 092997 or the centre at 024 7663 7693.

Twitter: @FWTCov #CovWP

www.facebook.com/FWTCovwww.fwt.org.uk/social/coventry-womens-partnership

Petition to Coventry City Council to secure a Cabinet Member for Women:

Emerging from a pandemic and into a cost-of-living crisis means women across the city continue to face increased financial instability and multiple disadvantages that have significant impact on their lives, and there continues to be increased demand on services across Coventry Women’s Partnership.

Coventry Women’s Partnership is launching the petition to lobby that a Cabinet Member for Women is a much-needed strategic requirement to scrutinise policies, processes, and services across the local authority with a clear gender informed perspective.

A Cabinet Member for Women will be a spokesperson for women across communities in Coventry and be supportive of specialised women’s services. They will lead on developing Council policy with a meaningful gender informed approach, will make recommendations and provide guidance to the wider Cabinet, all with the commitment to improving outcomes and the lived experiences for women across the city.

The petition will run until 30th June 2023, and we need as many signatures as possible to support this campaign. Please follow the link to sign and share the petition: https://edemocracy.coventry.gov.uk/mgEPetitionDisplay.aspx?ID=410&RPID=18639444&HPID=18639444

Coventry Women’s Partnership worked with the Women’s Budget Group from January 2018 – December 2020 to identify key research themes that mattered to women across Coventry and our partner organisations. Working closely with Dr Sara Reis and the team at the Women’s Budget group the following six reports were published, please follow the below links to access the full reports and exec summaries.

https://wbg.org.uk/analysis/reports/covid-19-report-the-impact-on-women-in-coventry/
https://wbg.org.uk/analysis/reports/a-home-of-her-own-housing-and-women/
https://wbg.org.uk/analysis/life-changing-life-saving-funding-for-the-womens-sector-2/
https://wbg.org.uk/analysis/benefits-or-barriers-making-social-security-work-for-survivors-of-violence-and-abuse-across-the-uks-four-nations/
https://wbg.org.uk/analysis/latest-report-migrant-women-and-the-economy/
https://wbg.org.uk/analysis/the-female-face-of-poverty/