21 December 2021
We would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has supported us through this very difficult year. We are so grateful for your monetary donations, for smaller gifts of clothing & toiletries, & to those of you - volunteers & trustees - who give the gift of time. All of these contributions make such a huge difference to the work of The Magdalene Group. A sincere thank you to you all, & a very happy Christmas!
International day to end violence against sex-workers : Friday 17th December, 2021
16 December 2021
In-house online safety training
15 December 2021
The staff team enjoyed this in-house online safety training today led by our colleague Laura. This training is aimed at professionals working with young people & vulnerable adults, & the intention is to provide a clearer understanding of the online risks; how does the online world facilitate sexual abuse & exploitation? and the different forms that this might take. We enjoyed lively discussion, looking at the benefits & risks of popular apps, and the science behind social media. Backed up by alarming statistics, Laura’s presentation was interesting, informative & thoroughly thought-provoking.
Love Norwich : Christmas Hampers
14 December 2021
Doorway Women's Service looks forward to delivering these wonderful festive hampers to some of the lovely women that we support and who are in need this Christmas! The hampers have been very kindly donated by Love Norwich Proclaimers Church. Thank you so much!
International day to end violence against sex workers
13 December 2021
Big Norfolk Job Hunt
10 December 2021
Listen in to the Kayleigh Poacher show on BBC Radio Norfolk : https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0b3wcrb : where Suzi Heybourne our CEO talks about our current Women's Specialist Practitioner vacancy, within our Doorway team; the role works with other partners to house vulnerable women who have experienced sexual violence, to offer trauma-informed support, & to help them manage their day-to-day living skills. Head to our vacancies page for more information. Closing date for applications Sunday 12th December.
Norwich Open Christmas
07 December 2021
29 November 2021
....Natalie Mattin who joins us today, working as a Women's Specialist Practitioner, within our Doorway Women's Service. We look forward to working with her.
National Grief Awareness Week
29 November 2021
National Grief Awareness Week takes place this year 2nd – 8th December 2021. In recognition of this, Norfolk County Council and Norfolk and Waveney CCG are working in partnership to launch a Grief Awareness Campaign called ‘Taking the time to heal’. The mission of Grief Awareness Week is as follows: to help the bereaved feel acknowledged and understood; to help those grieving and the professionals working with them; to find the support they need now; to help those supporting their grieving friends and family to know what to say and do; to help the smaller support organisations raise their profile and reach those in need in the community.
29 November 2021
Laura led a very successful presentation, around the subject of child sexual exploitation, to a group of UEA students recently. Very positive feedback : "Thank you so much for coming to speak with the students today. It was a really insightful and thought provoking session to hear about the practice content. I really appreciate you sharing your knowledge with the students."