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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Happy reading!


Women prisoners: self-harm, suicide attempts and the struggle for survivalCampaigners for prison reform, including a retired governor, reveal the horrific suffering of vulnerable female inmates

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/feb/11/women-prisoners-suffering-mental-health?INTCMP=SRCH

A really interesting article with input from Rachel Halford, Director and Julie Marriott, Northern Services Manager from Women in Prison.

Let us know your thoughts.

1 comment:

  1. A very public revelation from an ex-prison governor at HMP Styal - Lets see this translated into increased and more secure funding for Women MATTA

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