Tuesday, 14 November 2017

New pro bono project with Manchester Women's Aid - requires female volunteer

Due to the nature of this project this charitable organisation are looking for a female #ProBonoOR volunteer, in order to protect the interests of service users. 

Manchester Women’s Aid

Project summary:

Manchester Women’s Aid aim to offer safe temporary housing for women and children during which time staff work with them to develop plan to start getting their life back on track. Manchester Women’s Aid also offer community based support for women and men living in their own homes.
The problem:
The charity finds that, in some cases, they are not able to offer service users the sort of help they need to enable them to move on from the temporary accommodation Manchester Women’s Aid provide. This causes several problems. For example:
·         The residents who are unable to move on without delay are not having their needs met and should be getting support elsewhere (Manchester Women’s Aid is only set up to provide temporary housing).
It stops Manchester Women’s Aid from offering emergency services to women and children whom they are able to help
To mitigate the problem, the Charity would like the volunteer to develop a risk assessment tool (the risk here being that the service user will not be able to move on from the refuge) to help them decide how best to meet the needs of the target client group. The tool should
·         be easy for staff to use
·         make it clear what criteria are used to support the decision and
·         it must be easy to audit.

Time commitment5days in total, but to be confirmed once the volunteer has assessed the data and discussed with the charity
LocationManchester, UK

Please read projectscope and if you feel you are able to offer your assistance please complete the application form and return along with your CV to hope.meadows@theorsociety.com by Tuesday 28th November.
Information about the organisation:

Charitable objectives:
Manchester Women’s Aid is an independent charity providing a range of services for women and children affected by domestic and sexual violence. The organisation aims to provide excellence in all services. Support services aim to keep women and children as safe as possible through education and by raising awareness. Manchester Women’s Aid aim offer safe housing and refuge as well as community based support for women and men loving in their own homes.

Main activities of the organisation
MWA Vision and Aims: we exist to protect women and children from violence by providing safe support and accommodation services

Mission Statement: Our mission is to consistently deliver professional, insightful and energetic services that put service users at the centre our of our provision

MWA aims to:
-Provide a range of high quality and effective support services for those who have experienced or are risk of domestic violence.
-Ensure equality of access to all services provided by MWA.
-Strengthen partnership working between organisations to develop strategies and improve services for women and children.
-Promote women’s equality and children’s rights by raising awareness and supporting campaigns for better laws, policies and services which actively prevent violence against women and children.
-Improve standards within our workforce.

For more information about Manchester Women’s Aid please visit http://www.manchesterwomensaid.org/
For further information about
For further information about the Pro Bono scheme please visit: http://www.theorsociety.com/Probono

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