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PURE Project

supporting women into education and employment

Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid [BSWA] supports women and children affected by domestic violence and abuse.

We believe all women and children have the right to live free from violence, abuse and fear.

We support women and children into education and employment (including volunteering) through the PURE project which is partly funded by the European Social Fund.

The PURE project is a part-funded European Social Funded project. It brings together a range of coordinated interventions which will assist the needs of citizens with barriers into the employment market. With the support of PURE Intervention Workers, they will support, guide and mentor individuals through to Employment, Education or Training.

The PURE Project can help and support women to find work, education and training. We can support confidence and self esteem building; we can help identify skills, help with CV writing and completing application forms for jobs.

The PURE project brings together a range of coordinated interventions to assist the needs of Birmingham citizens with barriers into the employment market. The PURE project supports:

  • homeless households including families and singles
  • women fleeing domestic violence
  • offenders and those at risk of offending
  • individuals with learning difficulties, mental health issues, substance misuse issues and physical and sensory disabilities

PURE Intervention Workers support, guide and mentor individuals helping them to make positive changes and access employment, education or training opportunities.

The PURE project is eligible for participants Birmingham wide, with an emphasis on areas such as Ladywood, Aston, Lozells and East Handsworth.

The project receives funding from the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme.

Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. 

Learn more about European Growth Funding