S was a quiet, shy lady. Over time she began to increase in confidence and began to actively encourage women who were new to TWW, making them feel welcome.

S joined the singing group at TWW and has since attended various events where she has had the opportunity to sing for the CEO of Merseyside CRC and at TWW on International Women’s Day in front of a large audience of women.

S has completed a Peer Mentor course and now volunteers at TWW where she supports and mentors other women. S stands out as she has gone above and beyond in terms of her volunteering role.  S actively supports any woman in the centre regardless of their criteria. Many of these women are vulnerable and could be on the periphery of the Criminal Justice System without support being put in place.

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 J came to TWW via the Criminal Justice System. J's progress has been excellent and she has consistently displayed a high level of motivation to complete the requirements of her Community Order and has, in effect exceeded the Order completing over and above the 20 day Specified Activity Requirement and has since volunteered extra hours for UPW (unpaid work) at TWW, motivating other women to successfully complete their Orders.

J has completed the NIACE programme (National Institute of Adult Community Education). TWW were the first to pilot this programme consisting of an intense Educational and Personal Development Course and workshops. Following completion, J was interviewed by one of the Directors of NIACE. This was filmed and submitted for a selection process against other community projects for the opportunity to meet Princess Anne, one of the main patrons for adult education. J was selected for the event held in London and attended alongside other females accessing TWW.

J continues to volunteer at TWW and attends at various presentations talking to university students, health visitors, nurses and other medical professionals.  J talks open and honestly in terms of her pathway into the Criminal Justice System and the factors underpinning this journey, to where she has progressed to nowand how TWW has helped her, in the hope that she can deter other women from following the same path. J has developed many skills at TWW that have enabled her to regain her confidence and self esteem.  She is a role model to many woman who attend TWW.

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R was suffering from anxiety, depression, an eating disorder, suicidal thoughts and she self-harmed.  R engaged with Tomorrow’s Women Wirral  and was linked in with two drop-ins at TWW; Tomorrow’s People and Achieve Northwest. Both supported R and contributed to recording equipment so that R could pursue her interest in Radio / Media. R is shortly being nominated for an award by Tomorrow’s People advisor Karen for her exceptional progress.

R began volunteering with Roy Castle Foundation in January this year (2016), she is involved with a 3 month project for HMP Styal radio where she will be interviewing 25 people for the radio. R is also writing her second article for HMP Styal. She has attended a Public Speaking Course in Feb this year in Manchester and continues to go from strength to strength.

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