Issue 5 – Heart & Soul: from a community-led women’s space to a women-led community space
This is the fifth in a series of short thematic summaries in which we share what we have heard and learnt from the people that have taken part in our research into our Women’s Centre Programme.
Issue 1 – Introducing the Women’s Centre Programme
The Women’s Centre Programme has been developed to demonstrate how a gender-specific, community-led, multi-agency approach can support women to achieve positive outcomes at a community, individual, and agency level. Our first report is now available to view.
So, What Happens Next? Hard Edges Scotland
Launched in 2019, Hard Edges Scotland brought together a range of quantitative and qualitative data, stories and experiences to help understand Scotland through the lens of five key indicators of disadvantage – homelessness; substance dependency; offending; mental health and domestic violence. Following the publication of the report, a micro-grants programme was launched to encourage others to talk about the report and the issues it raised for them, culminating in an event in February 2020 which allow people to meet and talk about how system change could and should be possible.