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We have had several years of successful experiences working with women-only groups. In the last 3 years, we have delivered programmes to 52 women in groups of 6 all of whom were NEET/disadvantaged,  experienced poor mental health or low self-esteem/confidence, and half of were in the 16-24 age bracket.

After the programme ended,  18 went on to gain employment, 12 began volunteering, either with us or one of our partners, and 12 went on to further training or education. This shows the real success of our programmes in helping women who are both struggling with their mental health and from disadvantaged backgrounds, to realise their ambitions and make a real difference in their lives.

In addition to this, a group of women previously on the programme have come together to organise and host coffee mornings in our pavilion which is situated on our car park, next to our community donation café. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, we ran more informal support sessions for young women who were at risk or had experienced domestic violence as well as single parents, and those experiencing isolation and post-lockdown anxiety. We hosted socially distant coffee mornings and arts/crafts sessions in person, Zoom/Facetime chatter sessions and created WhatsApp groups where our women could discuss their feelings, support each other and sustain friendships during the long lockdowns.

Our highly trained staff members are on hand to offer advice, mentoring and counselling if needed.

If you are interested in joining one of our programmes please email rebecca@theenterprisecentre.co.uk

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Putting women in the driving seat

See our testimonials below.

  • Changing of beliefs and culture


  • Reduce isolation and loneliness
  • Improved mental and physical health



  • Reduce burden on NHS
  • Role models


  • Changing shape and feel


  • Time-banking, re-investment and pay-back
  • Increase in social impact on society


  • More enterprising behaviours


  • New partners network
  • Contribution and growth
  • Value for money – recycled experience in the local economy
  • Improved hope and ambition
  • Better mental and physical health

“I didn’t know what to expect from the programme. I really enjoyed it. I learnt what I needed and the programme gave me the tools to move forward.”


“The programme gave me tools to cope and manage myself. I really enjoyed the space and time I gave myself to chat to others and gain support from others.”



Testimonials from Women’s Confidence and Self-Esteem Course

“I think all women would benefit from the Menopause course. It gave me lots of information and I found out a lot about what is happening to me now during the menopause. Thank you.”


“A local community with welcoming people. It is really nice to spend time in this beautiful and therapeutic environment.”

 Testimonial from Women’s Course 

I recently took part in the menopause group which was being run at the enterprise centre by Alison Hornsby.  I can’t believe how much this course has changed not only my life, but my daughter’s and my partner’s lives too.

We finally have our little family back as a caring, loving family unit. Ali delivers her courses with passion, enthusiasm and understanding but while still maintaining a very high standard of professionalism.

I  cannot recommend Ali and her team at the enterprise centre, highly enough.”

Testimonial from the Menopause Course