Wirral charity shortlisted for prestigious award

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28 Nov 2018
Local charity Tomorrow’s Women Wirral (TWW) was shortlisted for a prestigious honour at the Guardian’s 2018 Public Service Awards.

The charity was nominated in the Health and Wellbeing category along with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service’s project with Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Groups and NHS Innovation Agency to identify people aged over 65 at risk from atrial fibrillation, and South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust’s ‘Discover mental health’ programme delivered in schools for 16-18 year olds.

The prize eventually went to South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

Wirral West MP Margaret Greenwood attended the event which took place at the Royal Horticultural Halls in Westminster.

TWW was launched in September 2011 and became a charity in September 2012. It is a project designed to benefit all women aged 18+ in the community and is committed to reducing female imprisonment, offending, and to provide assistance to those women who want to make positive lifestyle changes.

Margaret Greenwood said:

“I was delighted to be able to congratulate Tomorrow’s Women Wirral on their nomination for this award at the ceremony in Westminster.

“Tomorrow’s Women Wirral provides vital support to women from across Wirral in a welcoming and positive environment. Their work is outstanding.

“I was immensely impressed by what I saw when I visited their centre in Wirral where I was given a full tour of the centre.

“If you are a woman who needs to support for any reason, or if you know someone who does, you can contact Tomorrow’s Women Wirral on 0151 647 7907 or 0792 733 5655 or e-mail admin@tomorrowswomen.org.uk ”

Angela Murphy, Chief Executive Officer at Tomorrow’s Women Wirral, said:

“How wonderful to be shortlisted for such a prestigious award. We are delighted our name is being heard nationally. We are a small charity with a huge impact and our aim is to reach more and more women so we can give them opportunities for them to be who they want to be in order that they can lead more positive lives.

“We offer space in a safe, women-only environment so partners and agencies can work with women, some of whom may not have accessed services previously.

“Partners include Education Providers, Merseyside CRC, National Probation Service, CWP NHS, Alcohol and Drug Services, Counselling Services, Solicitors, Police and others.”

The charity is based on St Laurence’s Old School Site, Beckwith Street East, Birkenhead, and is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm (7pm on Tuesdays) and there are monthly timetables of courses, interventions and workshops that address women's needs, including a health clinic.