Long-lasting positive impact on the lives of women and children
The Angelou Centre’s most significant achievement over the last three decades has been its long lasting positive impact on women and children’s lives. Our values and vision have driven a truly black feminist agenda of change with our services supporting women into social and economic independence by holistically addressing the wide ranging and multiple barriers that she may face in her journey to safety, stability and independence.
By tackling the root cause of social injustice whilst meeting the specific needs of each woman and child at an individual level the organisation has developed ways of working that prioritise long term support pathways over short term ‘fixes’. This means that our work is intersectional, complex and multifaceted, but its impact is far-reaching and sustained.
Our Women’s Voices group plays a central part in the development but also the ongoing evaluation of our services, encouraging a feedback loop within the organisation that has guided our more recent developments such as the refuge. By continuing to centralise the voices of women and children in our work at every level we are able to ascertain and evidence the direct impact we have on lives, whilst always being open to constructive critique and change within the organisation.