Main Meeting March – Halton Women’s Centre

We welcomed Elaine Billington and Vicky to talk to us about the work that the centre does. They gave a fascinating talk which demonstrated what a caring and professional service they offer.

They explained that some clients are referred from other agencies, others self refer. The team deliver practical and emotional support, advice and opportunities to help individuals improve their current situation, gain in confidence and make healthier life choices.

Services include 1-1 interviews, and lots of opportunities for groups to meet together, for mutual support, to gain in confidence, to learn news skills and to have some distraction from the their problems. Cooking and Craft sessions are very popular. Demand for help from the Centre is ever growing and there is a short waiting list for places on the programmes. After the talk there were lots of questions from our members and it was clear how valuable this caring and confidential service is to women with many personal and financial problems.

Our members had been asked to bring along donations and the table was absolutely overloaded with gifts of toiletries and hygiene items.

The competition for ‘A favourite handbag’ was won by Jonty. The picture shows our competition organiser, Janet, holding up the winning entry.

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