Transforming Services for Women’s Futures
Women and Services Creating System Change in Northumbria
Read the final report
Read our final report and recommendations from the Transforming Services for Women's Futures project, Dismantling Disadvantage: Levelling up public services for women with multiple unmet needs.
In partnership with Agenda, we will be seeking to explore the ways in which public services can be redesigned post-pandemic to better meet the needs of women with multiple unmet needs.
By working with those with both lived and learned experience in Tyne and Wear and Northumberland (TW&N), we will work to explore how services can be optimised to improve the lives of women and girls – making national recommendations based on the findings.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on women and girls, and the specialist services supporting them (Voices From Lockdown, Agenda, 2021). Whilst the complexity of need of women and girls increased, with referrals dominated by the most complex and urgent needs, many services had to close, reduce or suspend their support, with over a quarter saying the pandemic made their financial position worse. This has been particularly difficult for women already facing disadvantage and at greatest risk of poverty.
Through engagement with women with lived experience of multiple unmet needs, as well as service practitioners, funders, and decision makers in TW&N, we plan to:
- Examine the experience of women who engage with support services in TW&N.
- Explore the ways in which agencies can best work together across sectors to improve services.
- Provide recommendations for future improvements, setting out how public services could better respond to the needs of women and girls.
- Empower women as advocates to safely share their experiences and use their voices to make change.
The project is funded by Smallwood Trust.
We will be sharing more information as the project develops. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Progress and Updates
Dismantling Disadvantage - Final Report July 2023
Levelling up public services for women with multiple unmet needs.
Women’s Needs in Their Own Words
Read the guest blog by Cynthia Otote, Communications Officer at Agenda Alliance marking International Women's Day 2023.
"A Difficult Time of the Year": Why Christmas Can Be Hard
Read the guest blog by Cynthia Otote, Communications Officer at Agenda on how Christmas is experienced by women with multiple unmet needs.
Transforming Services for Women's Futures: Relationships Matter
Read the guest blog by Cynthia Otote, Communications Officer at Agenda on the impact on relationships due to COVID-19.
Experts by Experience Choose Project Name: Transforming Services For Women's Futures
We are delighted to announce that our previous ‘Services in Recovery’ project has been renamed to ‘Transforming Services for Women’s Futures,’ by our researchers with lived experience.
EXAMINING THE CHALLENGES OF SERVICE DELIVERY DURING THE PANDEMIC IN NORTHUMBRIA
Read the guest blog by Nia Clark, Senior Research and Engagement Officer at Agenda
EXPERT ADVISORY GROUP
Our Expert Advisory Group for the Transforming Services project is made up of some excellent people:
We are also honoured to have Pavan Dhaliwal, Francis Donnelly, Miriam Mafemba and Jasmine Mohammad as part of our advisory group.