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.

If you have anything you'd like to say or you would like to guest blog for us please let us know in the comments box or contact us (number above.)

Happy reading!


Its World Book Day Today - 1st March 2012 - What is your favourite book?


  1. Anything by Margaret Atwood she's amazing!

  2. A Prayer for Owen Meany. Every emotion known to woman in one gut wrenching, soul churning, consciousness raising tome.

  3. Ooh er, could give you a long long list, I enjoy most of the classics,the Bronte's, Dickens, E M Forster, Hardy, Graham Greene but more recently have been loving Haruki Murakami and the more gritty George Pelecanos. Currently reading and enjoying Jeanette Winterson's, "Why be happy when you could be normal?"