Episode 10: Commission with Compassion & Conviction

Feb 09, 01:05 PM

Women with lived experience share views and insights on how to improve services to better meet their needs and help budget holders to Commission with Compassion & Conviction

This special edition podcast forms part of a re-commissioning process and consultation, which Flourish has carried out in partnership with 10GM for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.

Hear how women with lived experience share views and insights on how to improve services to better meet their needs and help budget holders to Commission with Compassion & Conviction.

Throughout late summer and autumn 2020, we carried out a series of interviews with diverse women with lived experience, women led support organisations and commissioners directly, to help understand the needs of women. The aim was to draw out wider perspectives, shine a light on 'Hidden voices and views' and amplify their experiences and ideas to improve how Women's Centres and support can wider meet the needs of women who come into contact with the Criminal Justice System as victims or perpetrators.

In this podcast you'll hear from Martin Nugent at the GMCA giving the perspective of a commissioner, Liz Windsor Welsh from 10GM and Action Together reflecting on the research we carried out and most importantly a diverse range of women from across the Flourish network and beyond sharing their views, experiences and 'Big Asks' to Commissioners.

At Flourish we believe we all have our part to play in ensuring women, families and communities are invested in and well supported in order to flourish, so we hope the lessons learned through this consultation, report and podcast gives food for thought and recommendations we can all act upon.

If you would like to read the report see HERE and hear more from women with lived experience on these issues via the listen again version of a Round Table discussion we had as part of the consultation HERE.

Special Thanks all our contributors for this podcast: 

Martin Nugent at the GMCA, Liz Windsor Welsh 10GM and Action Together,
Selina Hanley Benevolent Life Change, Louise Waddington at Make A Pathway, Tina Carnally at Forward, Val Hogan at Verve Foster Care Recruitment and Jasmin Bakhre at Women with Wings.
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