The South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) has visited Together Women, a Sheffield project which supports marginalised young women and girls.

Together Women has received almost £13,000 of funding from the VRU’s Violence Reduction Fund.

This supports projects working with young people aged 4-25, providing positive diversionary activities, role models, and mental health support, with the aim of preventing involvement in violence and criminality, and supporting them to make positive life choices.

Together Women has received funding for a project to support women and girls aged 13-21 (up to 25 for those with Special Educational Needs), in a gender-specific, trauma-informed, safe environment.

Siobhan Moss, Together Women’s Women and Girls Engagement Worker and Coach said: “I am excited to be delivering this programme to young women in Sheffield, as I feel this will equip them with knowledge and awareness on how to stay safe and healthy in relationships.”

Graham Jones, Head of the South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit said: “Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls remains a priority for the VRU, and I’m pleased that we’ve been able to support a number of projects in this area through the Violence Reduction Fund.

“Together Women work with some of the most vulnerable young women and girls, whether that is due to exclusion from mainstream education, vulnerability to sexual or criminal exploitation, or problems with drugs and alcohol.

“By providing counselling and support services in a safe environment, this project will help young women and girls to work through any issues they may be facing, raising awareness of healthy relationships and promoting positive, healthier lives.”

You can find out more about Together Women on their website.

You can find out more about the VRU’s funding for Together Women on the VRU’s website.