House of Lords Event: using the Arts with vulnerable women

Modelling Change MosaicsOn Tuesday 21st October 2014 about 50 people gathered in a Committee Room at the House of Lords to listen to speakers and debate issues around women in the criminal justice system and how the arts can have an impact on bringing about change in their lives.

Gilly Sharpe presented her research findings – Doing Justice to Offending Girls (Gilly Sharpe) –  followed by a powerful performance by Clean Break theatre company  of their production ‘Sounds Like an Insult’.    A panel of support workers and artists discussed the impact of using the arts within their settings and how a creative approach can help organisations meet their targets and reach women who are most vulnerable.

Amey plc, sponsors of the current arts project Modelling Change, presented their reasons for supporting our work…

”  Improving pipeline for Women is one of four Inclusion strands……we are on a journey.. ” (Amey plc)

 ” Well done for the event at the House of Lords, it was really great to see women completely as the focus. I really enjoyed hearing about the research and the project. “  (delegate comment)

The event was chaired by Thames Valley Partnership Chair of Trustees Lord Blair.


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