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the widows empowerment trust

Promoting social inclusion in the lives of widows, widowers and others who have experienced bereavement




Supporting people who have lost a life partner

Social help and Inclusion

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Losing a life partner at any age has a severe impact on well-being. We strive to counteract loneliness, social isolation and loss of confidence in widows and widowers through our work.

Caring Volunteers

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We know the challenges widows and widowers face. Our volunteers support through The Widows Empowement Trust in Manchester by engaging in social activities and through home visits. 

Support Groups

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Our aim is to build a support network with love and empathy around widows and widowers to improve their quality of life, happiness and self-worth, and also to let them know they are supported. 

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We´re are launching a new service

We are expanding and launching a new service in Brunswick

Date: Wednesday the 23rd of January 

Time: 10am -12 pm

Address: S4B Housing Office, 15 Brunswick Street, Manchester, M15 9SU


The Widows Empowerment Trust are delighted to have the opportunity to launch a new service and expand to reach even more people who need us. 


Our new service will launch on Wednesday the 23rd of January 2019, and will continue to be arranged every Wednesday. The launch will be held between 10 am - 12 pm. 


Anyone is welcome to attend the launch and bring as many people as you would like. More information about the service, our organisation and free food and drink will all be provided. 






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We need donations for transporting volunteers to home visits and fundraising events.

Our services and volunteer programs

Home visits and befriending

young volunteer a home visit helping older volunteer

Home visits is one of the programs we offer to counteract loneliness and isolation. Volunteers will make regular home visits or or call for a chat.

Day trips and meals

a meal out in a restaurant

Food tastes better when you share a meal! We offer meals out, combined with day trips and fun social activities to strengthen and build our support network. 

Admin and fundraising

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Our volunteers are so vital for us and take on a huge variety of task. Help with administration, fundraising and project work is needed on a regular basis. 

Pampering Session

Our spa dates and programs

Everyone deserves to get pampered once in a while, and we arrange spa days with access to jacuzzis, steam-rooms and saunas for a social and fun day out. 

Celebrations and Holidays

buffet with widows empowerment trust

Getting our community together to celebrate key dates and special holidays is important for us, as we believe no one should be alone on days of celebration.

Education and Training

Volunteers sewing and making crafts

Why not volunteer and learn something new at the same time? In these sessions volunteers and users of the service can share their skills. 

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The Widows Empowement Trust

Head Office: Wilsons House, Biz Space Business Park, Manchester, M40 8WN

07479916948

Hours

Mon

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tue

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wed

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thu

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Fri

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat

Closed

Sun

Closed

STUDENT PLACEMENTS

We are now accepting student placements

Widows Empowerment Trust are delighted to have five student volunteers from Manchester Metropolitan University join us for for a 3 month placement. As psychology students, they will get a hands on experience and not just with the users of the service, but also an insight into the daily runnings of the charity. If you are a student looking for invaluable and hands on experience to further your education, please get in touch

Our students for this semester are all studying psychology with MMU.

Our students for this semester are all studying psychology with MMU.

get to know us

What we do

our work

Who we are

our team

Why we do it

testimonies

Supporting Widows/widowers with dementia

Support, community and education

Young and elderly people around a table

As some of our users are are facing dementia, we offer extra support to them and family members. Also, we educate the community about the challenges they face for a better understanding of how dementia affects the individual, our society and how they can help. 

OUR FOOD BANK IS SUPPORTED BY TESCO

We cook for a lot of people!

Shelves stocked with food, corn flakes, cereal, tea, jars

If you want to volunteer, feel free to throw on an apron! You can also support our food bank by donating to the Tesco donation stations or directly to us. 

Find out more

TESTIMONIES FROM OUR USERS

POSITIVE FEEDBACK FROM OUR LOCAL COUNCILLORS

Members of the trust were lucky enough to be invited to a red carpet Christmas celebration at the Irish Centre, and received great feedback on our work in the community. 

CONTACT US

OFFICE ADDRESS

Wilsons House, Monsall Road, Manchester, M40 8WN

TELEPONE: +441619714072, +447472064322, +447479916948

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