The Duchess of Cambridge leaves the Nelson trust women centre in Gloucester following an official visit.The Women's Centre was set up in 2010 and is designed to support women who have vulnerabilities, particularly those who have experienced abuse and trauma. The centre has won numerous awards for the practical and emotional support it offers, with a focus on nine 'pathways of need'. These include; finances; physical, emotional and mental health; drugs and alcohol; trauma and abuse; sexual exploitation and sex-working. Along with a second site in Swindon the Women's Centre supports over 500 women annually, across Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire. During the visit Her Royal Highness met with members of staff who deliver this vital support across The Nelson Trust Women's Community Services. The Duchess learnt about the various strands of work including; prison in-reach and social inclusion support, the Sex Worker Outreach Project, and Rural Outreach to young girls at risk. Her Royal Highness will also be introduced to women who have accessed support at the Women's Centre, and hear of their own personal experiences.
(November 03, 2016 - Source: WPA Pool/Times Newspapers Ltd)
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