Local specialist women’s organisations provide life-changing services including employment training, psychological and legal support.
This is from the December 2018 report (pdf) from the Women’s Budget Group on the funding landscape of the women’s sector.
The report finds:
- The vast majority of women support women-only services; research shows many victims would not have accessed support spaces if they had not been restricted to women
- The Women’s Resource Centre has calculated that the social value generated by women’s services is five to 11 times greater than the amount of money invested in them
- Funding for women’s organisations has been negatively affected by austerity measures, the move away from local and national grants to competitively tendered-for contracts to deliver services, and the short-term nature of many contracts and grants.