Based in an area of the UK that has higher than average levels of deprivation, East Lancashire Women’s Centres (ELWC) aims to be there for the women of their community whatever their needs.
Originally set up to increase access to health care, the centres provide a wide range of services designed to support, encourage and enable women and provide them with emotional and practical help.
Counselling, training and personal development are high on the agenda; tackling depression, increasing skills and confidence, and offering support and guidance to women who are struggling with work and career issues.
What the judges thought
'ELWC has been extremely thoughtful in its service design, looking at the reasons behind health needs to best support the community it serves. This impressively integrated approach and its work to engage service users marked ELWC as a clear award winner.'