£9,000 funding for the ‘ACT 4 Women Project’ working with women offenders across Merseyside.
ACT 4 Women was developed specifically to support women ex-offenders and the service provides opportunities for women in Merseyside who are jobless, often homeless and have a criminal record to learn new skills and find employment. A unique feature of the ACT 4 Women Project is the opportunity for participants to receive special training and personal development support to enable them to become volunteer befrienders or ‘Peer Mentors’ and work alongside Apex staff in delivering the service.
The project promotes inclusion by providing second chances for women to work, volunteer, raise awareness amongst others at risk, and ultimately to contribute positively to community life. Our grant is helping train 20 Peer Mentors to support women on their release from prison.