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



Women often have a range of issues in their lives including violence and abuse, financial, employment and legal issues, but it can be hard for them to access the support they need across multiple agencies and there is a lack of joined-up, holistic, women-centred services. Many groups and organisations are doing good work with and for women, but many are small and are not well-connected or supported.

With partners across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, Solace Women’s Aid created the Labyrinth Project to support women’s centres, women’s groups and networks to help them, and the women they support, to emerge stronger from the damage that the COVID-19 pandemic had on women’s lives.

The Labyrinth Project was funded through the Tampon Tax by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

DMSS was Labyrinth’s learning and evaluation partner and produced a final report in January 2023.

Read more about The Labyrinth Project