The Nelson Trust

Repairing the lives of vulnerable women

ISIS Women’s Day Centre for vulnerable women is an alternative to short term prison sentences and provides support for women with complex social needs and mental and physical health problems who may be at risk of offending.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1056672)

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  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy




These women have chaotic life styles; many suffer domestic abuse, lack permanent housing, have debt, mental health and addiction problems, no employable skills, lack the self confidence to get a job and are often on probation. Women in prison short term lose their homes; children have to be taken into care. On release they cannot get their children back without housing. Being in care affects a child’s education and development leading to an intergenerational cycle of crime and deprivation.


We provide a safe, friendly and supportive environment where vulnerable ‘hard to reach’ women with very chaotic lifestyles, can be helped to assess their lives, learn to be in charge of themselves, develop self respect and how to avoid offending. We offer support and guidance in seeking outside support with housing, debt, domestic abuse, substance abuse and the opportunity to gain skills and qualifications in-house and externally. Eventually they will feel brave enough to apply for a job