Women’s Group welcomes all women at Storyhouse

Her Majesty the Queen – accompanied by the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle – is to officially open Chester’s Storyhouse cultural centre on 14th June.

As part of the royal visit to mark the official opening of Storyhouse, our very own Laura-Leigh Thompson, Homeless Prevention Worker has been invited to meet the royals along with members of the Women’s Group she runs.

Women from all backgrounds are encouraged to join the forfutures Women’s Group run from the Storyhouse. Currently the majority of the group are refugees who have been resettled in the UK and are currently being supported by the forfutures service.

The families have been resettled in Ellesmere Port and Chester, through Cheshire West and Chester Council’s involvement in the UK Governments Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme, to escape the war back in Syria. The Women’s Group supports the ladies to come together and look forward to the future, we know we cannot replace the homes they have lost, but we aim to help build their lives again. through the group they have the chance to achieve their hopes, build friendships and improve their English language.

The forfutures Women’s Group takes part in organised events in partnership with Storyhouse, such as Women of the World festival, Refugee Week and various local events.

The group meet every other Friday from 10am-1pm, if you would like to attend please contact Laura on 07712691735 or email laura-leigh.thompson@forfutures.co.uk.