Promoting access to social and criminal justice SOLUTIONS
To ensure that those affected by criminal and social justice issues have access to timely information and assistance which meets their emotional, practical, social and legal needs. We will be the organisation of choice for effective service delivery in this sector and known for our research led expertise and influential campaigns.
— Hibiscus Initiatives (@hibiscuscharity) April 26, 2016
BIG LOTTERY FUNDING – WOMEN AND GIRLS’ INITIATIVE
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded five year funding by the Big Lottery Fund under the Women & Girls’ Initiative, to set up a one-stop shop for marginalised foreign national, migrant and black & minority ethnic women affected by the criminal justice and immigration systems. The hub will be a unique women-only, safe, welcoming space where the women can access a range of services under one roof, including casework, education, training, bespoke workshops and legal clinics.
We will continue to develop holistic, women-centres services through this hub and the women themselves will be involved in shaping the services offered. The hub will also promote co-ordinated, joined-up services by involving partner agencies in providing specialist immigration, health, housing, finance and counselling services.
The aim of the hub is to provide emotional and practical support and advocacy, to foster a sense of belonging in the women and reduce their marginalisation and sense of isolation.