WONDER Project update

"The WONDER Project supports women in Norfolk who have been held in custody at either Wymondham or Kings Lynn PIC (Police Investigation Centre.) Women may choose to self-refer into the project, or it may be part of a conditional caution. A link worker will assess each individual’s needs and develop a support plan. This can include support in areas such as : alcohol dependency or drug addiction, housing issues, mental health, domestic abuse, managing strong feelings or a crime-free life. The link worker will then work alongside the individual and support her to access the support she needs. " Holly Wegg, WONDER Project worker

Love Norwich Christmas Appeal

Love Norwich Christmas Hampers meet a very real and current need for people in Norwich. Food poverty is a huge problem in our city and the hamper appeal aims to relieve some of this stress and help families in need over the Christmas period. Love Norwich provides hampers for some of our service-users; in turn we support Love Norwich with donations/contributions. Please contact us on support@magdalenegroup.org if you would like more information and/or would like to help provide Christmas dinner in a box... with love.

Crucial Crew

"What a fantastic three days it has been attending Crucial Crew and delivering vital internet safety information and advice to young people. Keep up the great work and stay safe."Jade Brophy, Young People's Worker.

Sheringham Shantymen

“ A huge thank you to the Sheringham Shantymen who made The Magdalene Group their annual charity for the year. Following a fun evening of spirited shanties and Norfolk humour at Cromer Pier Pavilion Theatre recently, the Shantymen presented us with a very generous cheque."Lucy Macleod, Trustee.

Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board : Safer training

"I attended the NSCB Safer Training, at the Abbey Conference Centre, Norwich, last week. Gorgeous venue. Good delivery by the speaker, ex-policeman talking about how everybody can best support young people by being aware of our safeguarding responsibilities and taking some simple steps. These steps include recording verbatim what you are told when young people make disclosures." Bianca Hedley Chilvers, Senior Young People's Worker.

North Norfolk Crucial Crew

“We will be attending North Norfolk Crucial Crew on 31st October, 1st and 2nd November.Crucial Crew is aimed at 10-11 year old children and is a multi-agency safety event.We have 10 minutes with each group to discuss on-line safety; we show a video about the dangers of talking to strangers on-line and then discuss how to stay safe.”Sophie Grimmer, Young People’s Worker (Jigsaw)

Are you interested in volunteering?

We are always looking for enthusiastic and reliable volunteers to join our team. In return for your support we provide our volunteers with a robust induction and ongoing training in all areas. All volunteers will require a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).Visit our Get Involved page for more information & an application form.

JustTextGiving

To donate to The Magdalene Group via JustTextGiving, please:Text this message : MAGD37 followed by (for example) £10 to this number : 70070Thank you so much for your support!

Tricky Period initiative

Tricky Period initiative

Homeless women and females on low incomes will benefit from a new service set up to provide free sanitary products at Norwich’s main libraries. The Tricky Period project involves the libraries taking donations of products and handing them out to people who cannot afford them, with no questions asked about proof of eligibility. Staff at Tuckswood, Earlham, West Earlham, Mile Cross, Plumstead Road, St Williams Way and The Millennium libraries have been taking in donations of tampons, sanitary towels and carrier bags for the last few weeks ready to start the scheme on Thursday 28 September. The Magdalene Group supports this initiative & can provide its service-users with any sanitary products they require.

Sexual health helpline

Our weekly sexual health helpline is now open! - between 4 & 6 p.m. every Tuesday - a confidential service, offering any information & advice you may need. Call us free on 0808 8001037 or talk to us via live-chat.