What We Do:

WomenMATTA provide an intensive, holistic support service to women at risk of offending, women at risk of receiving custodial sentences and women who are released from custody after serving a sentence of less than 6 months.

We run a free drop in every Friday 1-4 where we provide a hot lunch, practical support (eg help with housing, benefits etc) and run a different activity each week. This is open to all women (18+) whether or not they are in the criminal justice system. The drop in is held at the Pankhurst Centre, 60-62 Nelson Street, Chorlton on Medlock, Manchester M13 9WP (in the MRI complex).

For more information please contact us on 0161 832 6544.

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It's official - WomenMATTA is the main support for women offenders in Manchester.

Manchester City Council has compiled a report for the Citizenship and Inclusion Overview and Scrutiny Committee. This report  provides the Committee with information about discrimination against women in relation to employment, representation in political life, crime, and access to public services, with a particular focus on women in Manchester. The report also provides information about what action is being taken to address discrimination issues for women in Manchester.

Have a look at Section 5 :
The main support for women offenders in Manchester is WomenMATTA, a partnership between Greater Manchester Probation, the Pankhurst Centre and Women in Prison. The project supports women at risk of offending, women serving community sentences and women released from prison after remand or a custodial sentence of less than six months. The project benefits from the work of the Women in Prison charity; they have a national freephone advice line, information and advice sessions in all 14 women’s prisons and specialist support workers for young women, BME women, older women and women with a history of mental illness. WomenMATTA is delivered from the Pankhurst Centre, a women only space that also provides gender based violence services. WomenMATTA believe it is important that the service is delivered from a women only space so women accessing the service feel safe and able to engage with the support offered.

Check out the full report :

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