Expansion of our centre: Crowd funder

Expansion of our centre: Crowd funder

Hi all, we are delighted to be able to expand Gateway 4 Women having now gained the upstairs of the building. This will allow us to increase the support we are able to provide to women accessing Gateway 4 Women. This is particularly vital at this time as we have seen an increase in the support needed and number of referrals made due to the effects of COVID-19. We would love to make this new upstairs area as welcoming and homely as the main area. We have set up a Crowd Funder to help raise the funds needed to re-floor this new area. We would be extremely grateful if you could spread the word by sharing this link and gratefully appreciate any donations that can be made to help us towards this target. Many thanks, Gateway 4 Women
https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/gateway4womennewflooring

Social Sessions at G4W

Social Sessions at G4W

Social sessions will begin on 17th August. For 2 weeks, there will be 2 sessions a day running Monday to Thursday 10am – 12pm and 2pm-4pm.

From Monday 31st August,  Social sessions will run weekly on Monday and Tuesday mornings from 10am-12pm.

Arts and crafts will run weekly on Wednesday mornings 10am – 12pm, starting from 2nd September.

There is limited availability on all of our sessions so please book to secure your place.

YOU MUST BOOK YOUR PLACE ONTO ALL SESSIONS OR YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO ENTER THE CENTRE.

You can book by ringing reception on 01228 212090 or by contacting your support worker.

If you are attending a session at the centre, you must arrive on time as late arrivals will not be admitted into the centre for the session.

You are welcome to leave the session at any time but please note that if you leave the centre you will not be readmitted.

Please wear masks when entering and leaving the centre. Once you are seated you may take your mask off if you wish.

Drinks can be brought with you or purchased at the coffee bar but food will not be permitted within the centre at any time.

To be able to book onto any sessions you must be registered with the centre. New referrals please contact reception on 01228 212090 to discuss registration.

All one to one support will continue over the telephone, we hope to move this back into the centre as soon as we can.

Please keep an eye out on our social media pages for information and updates.

We thank you for your patience and cooperation and look forward to seeing you all soon.

My Story

One of our inspirational long term clients wrote a powerful testimony about her journey with Gateway4Women, she is happy for us to share it here to encourage others who may be a bit anxious about coming into a new environment as she once was.

My Story.

“I came very reluctantly to G4W two & a half years ago on the advice of my CPN to an Arts & Crafts group.
I was a frightened, anxious, insecure & lonely woman who had been confined to four walls for nearly 5 years following a nervous breakdown & numerous suicide attempts.
For the first 3 weeks I hated it! I didn’t want to be around other people but from the offset the staff & clients were so friendly & helpful. I forced myself every week to go back to the Arts & Crafts group & eventually I started to look forward to it & enjoy it.
After about 6 months I was offered a place on the BWBM course & that’s where my life changed. It was intense but I thrived on it. I realised I wasn’t worthless & a nobody but that I deserved to be alive & be a somebody! I came out of my shell & found myself offering to be a volunteer in the centre working behind reception & admin.
I’ve done this for the past two years & in March of this year I was offered part time employment as an Admin assistant. I have grown so much since joining G4W. I’m no longer insecure & anxious, I love going to work & I still volunteer. Without the team at G4W I know I wouldn’t be alive today. Hand on heart the centre, staff & clients saved my life.”