As we celebrate International Women’s Day today, we are delighted to announce that we have been successful for a PHE grant which will enable us to provide more beds for women at our Wirral Residential service.
Last week we were pleased to find out that we had been successfully awarded £191,500 to build an extension at our Wirral Residential Service. This extension will allow us to provide extra beds for women in the North West, allowing more women to access treatment.
We are going to start building the new single storey extension later in the year and it will include two extra female-only bedrooms, a dedicated sensory and alternative therapies room, two one-to-one rooms and a dedicated family room.
The number of men in treatment has always greatly outnumbered women and by extending our provision to provide bespoke, women-only areas in our services we hope that we will be able to encourage more women to enter treatment.
Last year we were lucky enough to win another PHE grant which enabled us to open Grace House, our female-only service for women with complex needs. Grace House provides a safe, secure environment for women who have experienced a range of issues including sexual exploitation, domestic abuse and offending behaviours.
We were also successful in our application for £41,543 to regenerate the outdoor space at the National Specialist Family Service and £191,500 in Lancashire to purchase a four bed recovery house in Preston.
All of these grants will allow us to extend our provision of flexible, bespoke and person-centred treatment in our residential and housing services.
Find out more about our Wirral Residential Service here.
Find out more about our female-only service Grace House here.
Find out more about our National Specialist Family Service here.