Wednesday, 27 May 2015

WomenMATTA Project Worker (Maternity Cover)

Do you have a commitment to working within a women-centred service and to making a difference to vulnerable women’s lives?

Women in Prison (WIP) are a unique national charity providing support, advice and guidance to women in prison or at risk of offending. We currently have the following vacancy based in Manchester:

WomenMATTA  Project Worker (Maternity Cover)

£21,786.00 per annum pro rata 6 month fixed term contract, commencing 24th August 2015.

This role will involve assertive outreach and one-to-one support to women in the criminal justice system – in prison, local CRC (probation) offices in Manchester and Trafford, Police Custody suites, at courts and upon release into the community.  Responsive to the individual needs of women, you will develop individual support plans that address their mental health, housing, domestic violence, substance misuse, financial and other identified needs.  You will also develop and facilitate group support and skills building programmes that will enable women to build self-confidence/self-esteem and learn new life skills.  With extensive experience of supporting vulnerable women with a range of complex needs, you will also have experience of undertaking detailed needs/risk assessments and an NVQ3 in social care (or equivalent).

To apply:

Please see attached documents or email: to request an application pack

Closing date for all applications: 5pm Friday 26th June 2015

Interviews to be held: Thursday 16th and Friday 17th July 2015

This post is restricted to women only as a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9 Paragraph Equality Act 2010

WIP strongly encourages applications from women from minority ethnic groups and women affected by the criminal justice field.



Thursday, 2 April 2015

Registering to VOTE & The General Election

Women and the Vote!

1918 - Women over the age of 30 who met a property qualification were entitled to vote, (The Representation of the People Act 1918)
1928- Women over 21 were able to vote and finally achieved the same rights to vote as men (The Equal Franchise Act of 1928)

The campaign for Women rights 
The Suffragettes  (Women’s Social and Political Union WSPU) – formed in 1903 – Emmeline Pankhurst.  Campaigned for Women rights  
The East London Federation of Suffragettes – 1914 – Sylvia Pankhurst ( working class and non violent ethos.)

Votes for women were part of a gradual improvement in women's rights that had been going on throughout the 19th century. The movement also campaigned for the right to divorce a husband, the right to education, and the right to have a job such as a doctor. Many women, however, saw the vote as the vital achievement that would give them a say in the laws affecting their lives.

Why is it important to vote?
Fewer Women voted in the last election than Men! This means that  Women's' views are under represented!

9.1 million Women did not vote in the 2010 election!

You have the right to vote and have your say!

Registering to Vote

The Biggest change to voter registration in a generation.
You can now register online! Which gives you more control.

This change gets rid of the outdated head of householdregistration system and places electoral registration in the hands of individuals.

You can now register by simply providing your:

·         Name
·         Address
·         Date of birth
·         National Insurance Number

The next general election takes place on: Thursday 7 May 2015.

Registration Deadline is on:  Monday 20th April 2015

Deadline for receiving new postal vote and postal proxy applications is 5pm on Tuesday 21 April.  Manifesto Summary.

Friday, 20 March 2015

A great article about Problem Solving Court

Here is an article which highlights Problem Solving Court and the work WomenMATTA does together with Probation.

Problem Solving Court

Women In Prison Manifesto

We are now well into 2015 and the General Election is just around the corner .....

Women in Prison have launched their election manifesto and are calling on all supporters and General Election candidates to pledge a commitment to their manifesto and show their support for women - please follow the link below, have a read and show your support .....

Help speak out against cuts to Mental Health Services

Please read and speak out against more cuts , to a sector which really cannot afford to lose any more services.

                                                                 Mind cutbacks

Thursday, 29 January 2015

A belated Happy New Year from everyone at 

Women MATTA!

Our first post for the New Year is an interesting article which has featured on the news this month which focuses on a broader outlook into women in prison.
Click on the link below to find out more! 

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

International Women's Day Awards 2015

Just a gentle reminder about the IWD 2015 awards, the closing date is 30th December so get those nominations in. Follow the link below for this year's theme and how to nominate.