Helping women to change their lives

By establishing appropriate trusting relationships, our specialist support workers and therapists enable recovery and wellbeing. We offer a range of services to help young women get back on their feet. YWHP welcomes all young women who need us, including trans women; recognising, supporting understanding and learning from, the diversity of women’s experiences as well as the experiences they share.

“Parents As First Teachers” - Groups and one to one sessions for young women and their children

YWHP PAFT is a successful research and evidence based parenting support programme for "at risk families".

Flexible and personalised support helps each child to reach age-related expectations, potential and developmental milestones.

Parents are enabled to protect their children and give them the best possible start in life. YWHP PAFT specialist workers are child-focussed to ensure effective engagement; whilst helping parents to feel supported, be less isolated, be better informed, experience a positive relationship with their child, and be more confident to engage with the universal social-welfare and health services.

"Protect Yourself" - Groups and one to one sessions for girls and young women

YWHP protect yourself programme is a person centered, holistic approach to personal safety and healthy relationships.

Offering a flexible package of interventions, advice and guidance; Protect Yourself focusses on identifying and building personal strengths to develop and reinforce resilience. Enabling young women to get back on their feet despite adversity, so they can deal with and recover from challenges they face in their lives; being able to protect themselves, live independently and safely without fear.

Therapeutic support and practical help

YWHP provides person centered, holistic support, based on individual needs. Supported by specialist support workers and qualified therapists, clients take the lead engaging in therapeutic interventions and activities to achieve their personal goals on their road to recovery.

Sessions focus on: Resilience, recovery and wellbeing, safe and healthy relationships, successful parenting, social and financial inclusion, effective future engagement with universal services and participation in the wider community.

A Safe Place to Live

YWHP provides accommodation and housing support to establish a safe and secure home, providing the crucial foundation for recovery. Several types of accommodation are available:

  • Shared safe house
  • Self-contained single flats and houses for young women with children
  • When clients are ready to move on, we help with resettlement and offer follow on support to ensure they are managing their new home successfully
  • YWHP also offers an outreach service; if a young woman already has somewhere safe to live, but would benefit from our specialist therapeutic support services

YWHP Inclusion Statement

YWHP acknowledges the need for positive action to ensure that our services are accessible and welcoming; including actively challenging racism, sexism, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.

We support the right of all people, of all racial backgrounds, of all genders and none, multi faith and none, and those with physical and neuro diverse needs, to access safe places and support.

We recognise the ways in which those of Black and Ethnic heritage, LGBT+ people and those with physical and neuro diverse needs, can experience abuse and the barriers that can prevent them from accessing support.

As a young women’s service, YWHP welcomes all young women who need us, including trans women; recognising, supporting understanding and learning from, the diversity of women’s experiences as well as the experiences they share.

In accordance with the Equality Act 2010, we aim to create an inclusive community where people are enabled to meet their full potential and are treated as individuals.

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