DMSS Research undertakes research, evaluation,
policy analysis and training in the social care sector

Big Lottery Fund Women and Girls' Initiative

Big Lottery Fund Women and Girls' Initiative

DMSS are working in partnership with Tavistock Institute of Human Relations (TIHR), and Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit (CWASU), to support BLF's Women and Girls Initiative (WGI).

The purpose of our support over 5 years is to:

  • Identify what more holistic/person-centred approaches for women and girls at risk looks like
  • Describe how these approaches can increase and improve specialist support
  • Understand what enables women and girls to be co-producers of services
  • Support projects to generate and use their own local evidence

We are providing support in a variety of ways including:

  • One-to-one support for grant-holders
  • An online learning hub to enable collective conversations
  • Action Learning Sets
  • Masterclasses and workshops
  • Publication of regular reports/briefings
  • A national conference in 2022, to showcase and share project achievements and learning