Our Impact

New Dawn New Day is a small charity that delivers a big impact. With our help many women have turned around their lives and we work with over 250 women a year.

New Dawn New Day is committed to ensuring that:

In order to ensure the above, it is important that we are able to measure and demonstrate the changes women and girls make as a result of our support and interventions.

To demonstrate that we are achieving our aims we have in place a system for recording change for each woman who uses our services. To this end we have devised a simple system of measuring change along a number of pathways to demonstrate “distance travelled” in terms of health and wellbeing, social and economic circumstances, criminogenic needs and safety etc.

"When you walk into the centre it feels like a huge hug. The energy & atmosphere are so lovely, even talking on the phone to staff. It's a safe space & I can drop my walls"

The following is a list of needs and strengths women may present with when accessing support at New Dawn New Day. Most of the needs relate to the recognised offending pathways meaning that if a woman presents with a combination of these needs she is more likely to end up in the criminal justice system or re-offend. Similarly if a woman who presents with these needs and demonstrates that she is making progress in those areas, her likelihood of becoming CJS-involved or reoffending reduces.

The pathways are also suitable for measuring positive impact and change for women who are not at risk of offending but have complex needs are vulnerable to harm and exploitation.

During 2017, out of a total of 132 women who accessed our holistic support service:

40 %

had involvement in crime and anti-social behaviour

40 %

had accommodation needs / were homeless

60 %

had low or no skills, qualifications and/or work experience

50 %

had problems relating to finance, benefits and debt

60 %

presented with difficulties relating to children and families

50 %

presented with moderate to severe mental health needs

10 %

were misusing drugs and/or alcohol

0 %

were victims and survivors of sexual violence

Of those 132 women, the majority made progress in all areas of identified need. On average we recorded the following start and end scores.

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