Transforming lives of young women in Leeds

Welcome to Getaway Girls!

Getaway Girls enables vulnerable young women aged 11-25 from Leeds to build confidence, develop new skills and take positive risks in an environment which offers co-operation and support.

For more information contact:  flavia.docherty@getawaygirls.co.uk

  Mosaic Logo67 Bayswater Grove

  Harehills

  Leeds,  LS8 5LN

  0113 240 5894


Getaway Girls is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee with over 25years experience of working with young women and girls in Leeds.

Current Groups 2015

Getaway Girls Referral Form

Safe Space Referral Form

NEWS! NEWS! NEWS!

Well, we’ve been absolutely bursting with excitement and now we can finally reveal our thrilling news!
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Getaway Girls have been beavering away planning a brilliant event for International Women’s Day, for young women aged 13 – 19, in partnership with Leeds Beckett University.

 

It’s BY young women, FOR young women, on Saturday 12th March, and we’re absolutely beside ourselves with excitement (did we mention we’re excited)??

 

We have tons of  brilliant activities and workshops planned for you all to try, so, why don’t you have a gander at the flyer and book your place NOW…it’s FREE!

 

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NEWS NEWS NEWS!!

A sneak preview of an exciting FREE event coming in January….you really won’t want to miss this!

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13 – 16 Group

Our current group of wonderful young women attending our 13 – 16 group have all grown up and flown the nest (*sniff) Girls Group Flyer JPEG

They’ve all moved on to the older age activities at Getaway Girls, so we’re now on the lookout for new young women aged 13 – 16 to come and join us.

The 13 – 16 group mainly focuses on issues that affect young women and all work is facilitated in a fun and interesting way.

For more information, call Jennell or Alison on 0113 240 5894

NEWS!!!  We need help with another fantastic project we are working on in partnership with Shantona Women’s Centre. Voices Flyer JPEG

We are looking for BME women, from the Inner East areas, aged 18+, who have some sort of lived experience of issues affecting women, e.g. domestic violence, forced marriage, abuse (physical or emotional) or anything else relevant to this topic.  It can be something they have direct experience of or maybe through supporting family or a friend through it.

The idea is that women will then narrate their story (in a safe way, in a safe environment) using some form of creative expression.  This could be photography, poetry, creative writing, art or any other way that they would like.  So far we have some exciting workshops planned, including one by the amazing Michelle Scally-Clarke.

This is a fantastic opportunity for women to try out new ways of expressing themselves and it will all be completely anonymous.
Oh, and there is a creche too!

For more information, please contact Alison on 07535 877137 or 0113 240 5894.

Hello,

We are the Global Girls from Getaway Girls, a group of young women aged 14 – 17.

We are currently working with the ITV Fixers (http://www.fixers.org.uk/), who are helping us to create a short film which we will use to hopefully persuade High Street shops to re-consider the sizbannering of the mannequins they are using.

To do this, we need to get the ideas and opinions of women like you!

So to help us, please would you download and complete the questionnaire below and return it to:

Alison.chandler@getawaygirls.co.uk

We’re sorry we had to do the questionnaire in this format, rather than an e-questionnaire, as we have quite a few questions and don’t have any money to pay for an online version!

As well as this research, we are also developing a workshop, on this subject, for International Women’s Day and we are also filming women’s thoughts during a day of filming in Trinity Leeds.  If you would like to be involved in either of these sessions, please can you put your email address on the questionnaire….otherwise, the questionnaire is totally anonymous!

We really hope that you will complete this questionnaire for us…..we can’t do this work without your help!

We would also be very grateful if you would forward this onto any other women who you think might be interested in helping us out.

Thank you,

Rhianna, Rebecca, Rachel, Sharandeep & Safah.

The Global Girls

Questionnaire – Mannequin Sizes

NEWS!!!!

GOOD NEWS!

 

GETAWAY GIRLS CELEBRATED 25 YEARS OF SUPPORTING GIRLS & YOUNG WOMEN IN LEEDS

 

JOJO, CAPITAL RADIO DJ  BECOMES GETAWAY GIRLS CO-PATRON

 

GLOBAL GIRLS MAGAZINE LAUNCHED. DOWNLOAD COPY FROM WEBSITE

 

HAD ANOTHER AMAZING SUMMER PROGRAMME WITH LOADS OF FUN AND CHALLENGING ACTIVITIES

 

INCLUDE GROUP SET UP FOR GIRLS WITH VARIETY OF NEEDS – LOTS OF COOKING & CRAFTS

 

GETAWAY GIRLS HAS BEEN AWARDED £8,000 BY GUCCI PERFUME THROUGH CHIME FOR CHANGE

 

AWARDED ESF FUNDING FOR GET INTO YOUTH WORK – TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT FOR YOUNG WOMEN AGED 19-25

 

& FUNDING FROM PEOPLE’S HEALTH TRUST FOR SUPPORT WORK WITH EASTERN EUROPEAN YOUNG WOMEN

 

JENNELL BENNETT APOINTED AS YOUNG WOMEN’S HERITAGE WORKER……WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE INFO

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