Archive for November, 2015

Ascent partners working together to deliver big social returns

As members of the London Violence against Women and Girls Consortium we have been working together our Ascent project partners to provide advice and counselling services to women and girls affected by violence in all 33 London Boroughs.  An evaluation report funded by Trust for London and recently published by Solace Women’s Aid demonstrates the value of the work being undertaken by the partnership.

The report reveals that:

  • 24,000 women and girls have been supported since April 2013
  • For every £1 spent Ascent Advice and Counselling created approximately £6 of social value
  • Volunteers supporting the project feel more fulfilled and have increased career prospects
  • Rights of Women’s training to professionals has increased their ability to give legal support to service users at a time when access to affordable legal advice has become severely limited

The report also highlights the importance of BME specialist services and how the partnership has enabled small BME organisations to preserve their services.

You can read the report here (full report) or here (executive summary)

Find out more about Rights of Women’s work as part of the Ascent project here


Contact us at:

Rights of Women,
52-54 Featherstone Street,
London, EC1Y 8RT.
Administration: 020 7251 6575