Doncaster women’s centre marks take over

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Workers at a Doncaster women’s centre have marked becoming part of a national charity with a special launch event.

The Doncaster Womens Centre, based on Cleveland Street in the town centre, has been taken over by Changing Lives which specialises in working with vulnerable and hard to reach people in communities across the country.

Centre workers, service-users and supporters from across the borough turned out for the launch event, hosted at the centre.

Centre Manager, Diane Derbyshire (pictured) said the launch marked an important part in the history of the Doncaster Women’s Centre, which has been located in the same building since 1923.

She added “We feel privileged to be working with so many like minded people.”

The centre offers a variety of different services including counselling and works with women who have issues around sexual exploitation, mental health, substance abuse among others.

Doncaster Central MP, Rosie Winterton who attended the event, said she thought the amalgamation could help to ‘really change lives’,