Tameside Women and their Families Centre

Download article Print article
Choose from the index:
Tameside Women and their Families Centre

Tameside Women and Their Families Service focuses on supporting women and their families who are seeking support for the following:

The service also contributes to reducing re-offending, ensuring offenders complete their community orders and licenses.

The overall aim is to develop better health and wellbeing for women and their families in the Tameside borough.

Interactive and engaging sessions based on the needs of our customers

We work with local partners to provide a varied programme of sessions for our clients, including:

  • Childbirth and parenting
  • Personal development and employment
  • Surviving and recovering from domestic abuse
  • Dealing with mental health issues
  • Alcohol and substance misuse
  • Struggling with life challenges
  • Physical and emotional wellbeing
  • Debt, housing and finances
Hidden Harm

We are delighted to announce the launch of our Hidden Harm parents’ group in partnership with the Change Grow Live Branching Out Tameside.

Together we have developed a six-week programme for parents to attend. The aim is to form a safe support network for our parents to constructively talk about the effects their substance use has had on their children.

The programme will also aim to educate the parent and help them see things from their child’s perspective, thus broadening their understanding In this challenging area. We feel this will benefit the whole family network and open up support pathways for the parent and child as a collective.

If you feel this would benefit one of your service users, please complete the referral form or contact us directly on

WomensCentre@jigsawhomes.org.uk or telephone 0161 331 2211

Referral Form

Who is eligible?

Women in Tameside who need additional support with health, wellbeing, substance use, offending and other additional needs.

How to refer

Customers can self-refer, and we also accept referrals from local domestic abuse services, social care, probation and other partner agencies.

Contact details:

Email: womenscentre@jigsawhomes.org.uk

Tel: 0161 331 2211.

Visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Tamesidewomencentre/

Case study

Tameside Women and their Families Centre supports a woman who has suffered 30 years of domestic abuse.  She suffered depression, anxiety, PTSD and had a substance abuse issue. Initially, she was very reluctant to engage. She was embarrassed about her situation and felt very nervous at the thought of talking about her experiences. With a lot of encouragement and reassurance, she agreed to join our“ Life after violence and abuse group” and our RAPS group.

Despite her initial hesitations, she has been attending every group session, and as a result, she has made significant steps in her recovery. She is now abstinent from alcohol and is living independently. She is currently getting her finances under control and going through the legal process of selling her marital home. Her relationship with her two adult sons is also improving.


Despite the stresses in her life, her resilience continues to grow. Her engagement continues to be strong, and she is working well with services, including the women’s centre, Change Grow Live (CGL) and the neighbourhood mental health team. When speaking to her, she explains that both groups have been a lifeline, and without them, she doesn’t know where she would be. She explained how comforting she has found listening to the other ladies that have experienced similar things, and this is something that she has been able to draw strength from in times of need.

Download article Print article
Related Articles