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What we do...

The Women’s Support Centre (WSC) works with women whose lives are affected by the Criminal Justice system—both those who have served a sentence and those that are in contact with, or at risk of being in contact with, the Criminal Justice system. The WSC is based in Woking.

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The project workers at the Centre support their clients to recognise and address their needs with the aim of reintegrating back into the community and leading a more stable life.

The WSC works closely with a number of organisations including all of the Surrey local authorities, the police, NHS Surrey, the National Probation Service and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Community Rehabilitation Company.


Taking the most hurt people out of society and punishing them in order to teach them how to live within society is, at best, futile.

Whatever else a prisoner knows, she knows everything there is to know about punishment because that is exactly what she has grown up with.

Whether it is childhood sexual abuse, indifference, neglect; punishment is most familiar to her.

Chris Tchaikovsky

Founder of Women in Prison, registered charity.  Click here to find out more.

Timetable

Tuesdays
11am – 1pm
Drop In

A friendly, relaxed and supportive environment with tea, coffee and snacks where women can come and chat to project workers and get information about services and support available.

Wednesdays
11.30am to 1.00pm
Smart Group

The SMART programme empowers women to manage choices around their addictive behaviour.

Freedom Programme & Domestic Abuse Recovery Toolkit

The Freedom Programme and the DA Recovery Toolkit provide a supportive, safe and friendly environment involving active participation in structured discussions on the subject of domestic abuse. Please contact the Centre for dates and times.

For more information on any of our services, please contact the centre on 01483 726621.

 

Feedback from women supported by the Women’s Support Centre:

(I was) able to focus on action required to make changes.

I actually dread to think how my life path would have gone if I’d not met my counsellor … I’m not the person who walked in those doors many months ago!

It gives people a second chance in life because everyone makes mistakes.

The programme has helped me deal with problems head on and has stopped me from getting into trouble again.

(I) learned how to deal with situations in a different way.

Chair