Supporting people who have lost a life partner

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Social help and Inclusion

Social help and Inclusion

Social help and Inclusion

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.

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Caring Volunteers

Social help and Inclusion

Social help and Inclusion

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. 

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Support Groups

Social help and Inclusion

Support Groups

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. 

Sign up for our services

We are here to help. Sign up online by using this form, and we will get in touch for further details.

Please note: No one should be referred without prior family or client consultation. Please make sure the user has been asked before referral. 

Mrs oyovwe Kigho the founder of widows empowerment trust

Won Special Recognition Award One Million Minute  ITV Good Morning Britain  2020 Award 

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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Our services and volunteer programs

Home visits and befriending

Home visits and befriending

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

Home visits and befriending

Home visits and befriending

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

Home visits and befriending

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

Celebrations and Holidays

Admin and fundraising

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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

Celebrations and Holidays

Celebrations and Holidays

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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

Celebrations and Holidays

Celebrations and Holidays

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. 

Sign up to be a volunteer

You can make a huge difference. Sign up as a volunteer online.

Thinking of volunteering with us?

If you have any questions or concerns about volunteering, don´t hesitate to get in touch or check out our FAQs for volunteers

The Widows Empowerment Trust

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

07479916948

Hours

Mon

09:00 am – 05:00 pm

Tue

09:00 am – 05:00 pm

Wed

09:00 am – 05:00 pm

Thu

09:00 am – 05:00 pm

Fri

09:00 am – 05:00 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. 

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Supporting Widows/widowers with dementia

Young and elderly people around a table

Support, community and education

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

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

We cook for a lot of people!

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. 

TESTIMONIES FROM OUR USERS

The Award Winner's..ITV GOOD MORNING BRITAIN 2020

We Are Recognise All Over Great Britain  For Our Work. 

The Widows Empowerment Trust is a Charity  Organisation Tackling Loneliness And Isolation Facing Wdows And  Widowers  And Others Whom May Be Socially Isolated Due To Bereavement. 


The Founder Of Wdows Empowerment Trust. 

Mrs Oyovwe Kigho Won Special Recognition Award 2020.


Presented By ITV Good Morning Britain. 

On  Behalf   Of One Million Minute Award 2020  Inauguration. 

23rd January 2020

 

CONTACT US

OFFICE ADDRESS

Wilsons House, Monsall Road, Manchester, M40 8WN

TELEPONE: +441619714072, +447472064322, +447479916948

OPENING HOURS

Open today

09:00 am – 05:00 pm

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We need donations

 We need your donation to carry out our good work putting smiles on the faces of widows and widowers. Your generous donation would make a huge difference to someone's life. 

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