International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers : 17th December.

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers : 17th December.

Jonna, Abbie & Jess, from our Doorway Women's Service, have been holding a craft afternoon for service-users, during our Monday drop-in session today, to support international day to end violence against sex workers.

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers : 17th December.

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers : 17th December.

The Magdalene Group and Doorway Women's Service supports the international day to end violence against sex workers.

Love Norwich Christmas Hampers

Love Norwich Christmas Hampers

Once again, Love Norwich has provided Christmas dinner - in a box - with love - for a number of our service-users; Thank you so much!

Norfolk Children and Young People’s Mental Health Conference

Norfolk Children and Young People’s Mental Health Conference

Two members of the Rose Project, Becky & Jess, attended the Norfolk Children and Young People’s Mental Health Conference yesterday at the John Innes Conference Centre, Norwich. This was a great opportunity to come alongside multiple agencies working across Norfolk all with one purpose; to nurture and protect the well-being of some of our county’s most vulnerable children. There was time to network with individuals and agencies, strengthening our existing partnerships as well as creating new ones. There were a variety of interesting keynote speakers and seminars, covering topics such as the effect of trauma on attachment in infants, and the poet Hollie McNish shared some of her spoken word with us in the afternoon. Overall, it was a really engaging and informative day.

Christmas Card making

Christmas Card making

"In the run up to the festive period, we've been having an artsy drop-in session at Doorway this week. Everyone's been making such lovely cards and enjoying the crafts...more to come next week!" Abbie, Young Women's Outreach Worker

Victim Support visit

"Tracey Woolf, Engagement Lead, Victim Support, visited The Magdalene Group today to give an update on recent restructuring and an overview of the Norfolk and Suffolk Victim Care Service (previously known as Victim Support). The team offers a free and confidential support service specifically designed to help victims and witnesses of crime. The service offers both emotional and practical support as well as assisting victims through all aspects of the Criminal Justice System. Useful Website Links: www.nsvictimcare.org and www.youandco.org.uk A very interesting and useful session." JK

Christmas Wrapping

Christmas Wrapping

"On Sunday the lovely Amber kindly offered that we run a charity present wrapping stall, at the Fierce Babe Makers Market at Silver Road Community Centre. It was great to do a bit of fundraising and awareness-raising at such a lovely event, featuring some of Norwich's very talented female makers- thanks so much for having us!" Abbie Haines

Domestic Abuse Champions Network Event

"On Monday evening Becky and I attended this month's Norfolk Domestic Abuse Champions Network Event which was arranged to honour Black History Month. We watched a special screening of the documentary film 'The rape of Recy Taylor' and partook in a very interesting discussion afterwards around race and gender relations, sexual violence, and forms of justice for victims of sexual assaults. It was great to hear everyone's thoughts on how we can feed our ideas into current and future best practice across services in Norfolk." Abbie Haines, Young Women's Outreach Worker.

New team members

There are a number of new faces in the team. Angie Partis, Margaret Costello & Louise Gawne have all recently joined the EnRoute supported accommodation project, as CSE Support Workers. In addition, Abbie - who has been supporting our Doorway service - is appointed to one of two Young Women's Outreach Worker roles, funded by Children in Need, & is joined this week by Jessica Rolfe. who fills the second post. Welcome to you all!

Farewell service for Bishop of Norwich Graham James

Farewell service for Bishop of Norwich Graham James

"We were honoured to be invited to contribute a symbol of The Magdalene Group, at the last service of Bishop Graham, to acknowledge his huge support of his work with charities in Norfolk." Suzi Heybourne, CEO