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Working in Partnership

Committed to Working With Others to Reach More Women

Lancashire Women's Centres value the benefits and effectiveness of working in partnership with organisations who share our ethos and values in order to amplify the impact of our work. We welcome opportunities to explore partnership working and collaborations to improve our local communities.

We are currently working in partnership in the following areas:

Community Wellbeing (East Lancashire IAPT Service)

Lancashire Women's Centres coordinate a network of voluntary sector organisations who together work under the umbrella of Community Wellbeing.  We are currently commissioned by NHS East Lancashire CCG to deliver an integrated Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) counselling service across East Lancashire.

This partnership provides a range of therapeutic services for recovery, continued well-being and individual development and is provided in community settings throughout East Lancashire.  Provision includes  one to one therapy, counselling, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners, High Intensity Therapy and our MindFit Programme of group sessions.

Our partners in this activity are:

Cumbria Women's Services Partnership

We work in partnership with a network of providers who support us with delivery of our Vision programme across Cumbria and Lancashire.  Their services work to replicate and extend our ‘one stop shop’ gender specific approach to supporting women in the criminal justice system across the new Lancashire and Cumbria Community Rehabilitation Company (formerly Probation) footprint.   

Our partners in this work are:

Families Health and Wellbeing Consortium

Lancashire Women's Centre was a founder member of the Families Health and Wellbeing Consortium, a member based charity which enables a collaborative approach to service delivery amongst Lancashire VCF and not-for-profit organisations. 

The Consortium helps to bring organisations together in order to provide the best help and support to individuals and communities in the local area through strong partnership working.  We currently deliver on a number of collaborative contracts which are being delivered through the consortium.

Co Location, Hot Desk and Hosting Provision

We provide free co location, hot desking and delivery space to a range of partners across the county.  This provides a great opportunity to bring specific services into our centres, and enables local providers to offer a gender specific service to the women engaged in their services.  

We also make our meeting rooms and one to one counselling rooms available for wider community use, after hours, offering a range of services including counselling and support groups.