Special guests this morning …..
24 February 2020
We were delighted to welcome special guests to The Magdalene Group this morning; in attendance were : Lord Mayor, Cllr Vaughan Thomas, Lady Mayoress, Cllr Vivien Thomas, Sheriff, Dr Marian Prinsley DL & Sheriff’s Consort Margaret Simons. The civics were welcomed by our Chair Georgina Holloway, & they enjoyed presentations about the work of the Doorway Women's Service & of The Rose Project, our service for young people.
18 February 2020
Homeless women and females on low incomes benefit from services 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. The Magdalene Group supports this initiative & can provide its service-users with any sanitary products they require.
Let’s Talk. Period.
17 February 2020
"On Wednesday 12th February the Rose Team attended the ‘Let’s Talk. Period’ East of England Workshop at OPEN Norwich. This event focused on the issue of Period Poverty affecting young women and girls across the country. Speakers from a broad range of services showcased their work and research, from Brook Sexual Health Services speaking of the outreach work they have done in schools nationwide, to Norfolk’s own The Tricky Period project, providing access to free sanitary products across the county’s libraries. Lastly, we heard from City to Sea, in which we discussed the environmental impact of sanitary products, and the move towards more a sustainable usage of these. We made some useful connections to other services here, which we hope to utilise to provide our young people and clients with the best access to products and education in the future relating to their periods and health." Charlotte Breen, Student Social Worker
“Exploitation…Is it happening to me?”
14 February 2020
The Rose Project's newly-revised & updated CSE booklet - "Exploitation - is it happening to me?" - can be purchased from us, priced at £1 per copy. Please contact the office - firstname.lastname@example.org or 01603 610256 - to order.
Safer Internet Day 2020 : 11th February.
10 February 2020
11th February is Safer Internet Day 2020! This year's theme 'Together for a better internet' explores young people's identity online and how the internet shapes how they think of themselves and others. We want Safer Internet Day 2020 to celebrate difference and help us work towards creating a more inclusive internet. #FreeToBe
“Resettlement Fayre – HMP Peterborough.
06 February 2020
On Wednesday the Doorway team attended the resettlement fayre in the women’s side of HMP Peterborough. These events are organised so that residents of the prison can wander round and talk to services about what kind of support they can receive whilst in prison and what’s available upon release. Great to talk to other services there and to speak with lots of residents on the day.
Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week
03 February 2020
Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week is the UK’s national week to raise awareness of sexual abuse and violence and to provide an opportunity for any organisation or individual to engage in dialogue. The third annual national awareness week is scheduled to take place from the 3rd – 9th February 2020 across the UK. Organisers hope the nationwide week-long series of events, hosted by local organisations, will spread the message that any form of sexual abuse and sexual violence is unacceptable. The week aims to generate discussion among the general public, statutory bodies and third sector organisations about how sexual abuse and sexual violence is not OK, it aims to empower victims and send out a clear message that the UK collectively will be saying ‘It’s Not OK’.
Welcome to two new team members…..
03 February 2020
..... to Sue Cawley, who recently joined our EnRoute supported accommodation project as a CSE Support Worker; & to Jacqueline Kovacevic, who starts with us today as Projects Administrator. We look forward to working with them both.
Restorative Approaches training – 9th January
27 January 2020
"On 9th January, several of our staff from across The Magdalene Group attended the Restorative Approaches training delivered by the restorative approaches team in Norfolk County Council. Given that the core of our work at The Magdalene Group is building trusted relationships, this approach is invaluable to our work as it focuses on building, maintaining and repairing relationships. The ‘four choices window’ was particularly useful and suggests how you can balance expectation and support to build a trusted relationship. We also had long discussions about feelings leading into behaviours and shame/blame and how to lead restorative conversations. It was a great day, with very knowledgeable trainers and it’s always good to bounce ideas around with other professionals from different fields.” Abbie Haines
27 January 2020
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