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We are pleased to confirm that at their May 2017 meeting, the Help for Health Trustees approved a grant of up to £120,000 to Winner, the Preston Road Women’s Centre Ltd, also known as Purple House, that was established on Preston Road in 1999.  The grant, which is the final amount required to enable work to start, is to be used towards the cost of their new purpose built women’s centre, which will enable them to continue to deliver their services into the future.

This charity began in a room in a disused school to provide a safe space for women to access support, education, training and volunteering opportunities and presently offers support to around 5,500 women and children per year with a range of issues, often those experiencing domestic abuse.  Their services are accessed by families from all areas of the city and those living in the rural areas of East Yorkshire to the east of Hull.  The centre is also easily accessible by bus routes coming into the city from Hornsea and Withernsea.  Winner offers holistic support to women and children in Hull to enable them to have the best possible quality of life and life chances available to them.  They offer safe, accessible services and activities that meet immediate practical needs, emotional health needs and empowerment to make informed choices allowing them to reach their full potential.  Typically, women access the centre at a point of crisis in their lives often whilst suffering from domestic violence and abuse.  Services include: • Specialist Domestic Violence and Abuse support • Specialist Nursery childcare provision • Young Women's support project • Safe dispersed accommodation • Affordable Justice (Family law firm offering affordable legal services) • Comprehensive Volunteering programme • Accredited training opportunities • Community shop • User-led groups, e.g Art Therapy group • Sexual health support.  The Local Authority area of Kingston upon Hull is an area of high deprivation, and the women's centre is located in a Lower Super Output Area.

The charity has outgrown its present accommodation and therefore a new purpose built women’s centre, which will enable them to continue to deliver their services into the future, is to be built.

For further information about the charity Winner, the Preston Road Women’s Centre Ltd please visit their website:  www.purplehouse.co.uk/