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Venus' Misson is:

To empower, promote and support women, young women and their children in developing their potential, recognising their choices, achieving their goals and challenging injustice

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Offers befriending, advocacy, emotional and practical support to women and families who are vulnerable and may be in need of support to address parenting issues, access services and activities in the community. Children are offered one to one support from our dedicated Children’s Worker and families are supported to participate in processes such as Common Assessment Framework and Child Protection.

Our Children’s Worker facilitates the Venus Juniors Group each Thursday evening 4-5pm for children of parents engaging with our Families at Risk Programme. Referrals to this group should be made via support workers.

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Latest news

News from our Creative Writing Group

The Venus Creative Writing group provides women with an opportunity to discuss and develop creative writing ideas (stories, poems, song-lyrics etc) in a friendly, informal and supportive environment. The course also aims to improve confidence and self-esteem via group discussions and feedback.  It's held at the Venus Centre on Mondays from 12.30pm until 2.30pm and there will be a warm welcome for you when you join in!

 

Quotes from the women attending the group:

 

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Stepping Together with Emma

The Venus Step Together programme delivers intensive, multi-faceted support to women who have had children taken into public care.  Support is tailored to each individual and can include one to one counselling and group therapeutic activities, sexual health awareness, one to one support and group work.

Leah is our Step Together Worker.  She has worked with lots of women who have worked hard to make positive changes in their lives.  Here to tell you a bit more from her own perspective is Emma,

“I started working with Leah on the ‘Step Together’ project in February 2017.

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We wish you a very Merry Christmas!

Ho! Ho! Ho! It's almost Christmas, we are busy little elves in all of our centres this week, wrapping the wonderful presents that kind people from all over the region have donated so that the families and individuals we support are able to share some seasonal joy.  We're preparing for the different Christmassy events we have planned and so our opening times will reflect this.

 

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The most wonderful time of the year?

The run up to Christmas should be a time of happiness, joy and lots of general loveliness however the reality can be very different.  Here's our Money Management Maestro, Jo Hughes, with her top tips for reducing the cost of Chrimbo...

"It’s meant to be the most wonderful time of the year, but for most of us, it can also be the most stressful.  Here are some ways you can stop spending so much this Christmas,

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