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Published on 07 March 2019

POW – Challenging Perceptions

Members of the staff teams from both Wendover House and Hillside House attended an Open Day with the local charity POW (Prostitute Outreach Work) in Nottingham on the 06.03.19, the event was both shocking and rewarding as the we learnt more about the services POW provides and issues within the city. POW operates a project called RAiSE which Homes2Inspire which complete intervention work with young girls who are at risk of child exploitation aged 15-25, the project was started when it was identified that 80% of individual involved in sex work were care leavers, the aim is that the benefit of early intervention will see this figure reduced in future years.

While visiting the POW project the staff were able to see the many different projects the service providers such as intervention work and exit plans, drug rehabilitation, employability skills training, health checks and sexual health screen. In addition to supporting young girls and women with their basic needs such as clothing, toiletries, sanitary items and food. The project also visits individuals at home and places of work, and has a van so it can complete direct work individuals who are working directly on the streets. There is still a social stigma attached the prostitution were society views them as out of site and out of mind, which can make it hard for them to access support services.

Homes2Inspire completed a collection of toiletries and sanitary products to donate to POW. You can learn more about POW amazing work and donation using the following link: http://pow-advice.co.uk/

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Our Education Team
Paul Maginnis - Senior Education Engagement Coordinator

Paul joined Homes2Inspire in June 2016. Prior to joining Homes2Inspire, Paul worked as an employability adviser helping NEET young people into employment, education and training. Paul is a qualified careers adviser has a passion for helping young people fulfil their potential, whether it be academically or vocationally.

Angela Day - Education Engagement Coordinator

Angela has worked in secondary school settings since 2009 working predominately in pastoral management. In this role Angela worked alongside social services, pupil referral units and various alternative provisions. Moving onto a position as Careers and Business Enterprise Coordinator in 2017 Angela qualified as a careers adviser before joining Homes2Inspire in April 2019.

Laura Trow - Education Engagement Coordinator

Laura joined Homes2Inspire in January 2020. Laura has a degree in Youth and Community Development as well as a PGCE in Further Education. Laura has worked with young people for 12 years in different educational settings, including schools, colleges and prisons. Laura’s previous roles have given her experience in pastoral care, IAG and course design and delivery.