Life welcomes the announcement that it is among a list of charities to receive money from the Tampon Tax fund to support vulnerable women in crisis.
Life has been awarded a grant of £250,000 which will be used to develop our services for women which includes housing, practical help, non-directive counselling and life-skills training for pregnant and homeless women.
Responding to the announcement, Life’s Director of Operations Margaret Coward said “Life has provided support to women in crisis for over four decades. Only last year we housed 187 women at our Life Houses across the country. We provided non-directive counselling and skilled listening to over 2500 women. Since this charity started we have reached out and supported thousands of women at a difficult time in their life. Our commitment to supporting women in times of crisis, with care and compassion is beyond question and we are proud to stand tall amongst the groups which help women every day.
One of our clients wrote last year ‘I would like to say how grateful I am for the courage, strength and belief you gave me in the 14 months of talking to you. You gave me the drive to believe in myself..’.
At Life we see women who are in genuine crisis because of pressures to end their pregnancy coming from partners, parents, employers, and society. We are there to empower those women with the support they need to continue with their pregnancy and to equip them with the skills to help them overcome their personal challenges.
We are grateful to the Government for the money awarded to Life. It is a positive gesture which will go a long way towards helping the thousands of women who are in crisis and need our support.”