Women’s Service

We opened the doors to our Southwark centre in November 2017, and our Lewisham centre in October 2018.

The Southwark and Lewisham Women’s Hubs offer safe, welcoming, one-stop-shop support for those affected by the criminal justice system, and for women seeking support, information, and community.

Our aim is to provide gender-specific and personalised support, helping to equip women with the tools and resources to address their needs in a relaxed and welcoming space.

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What We Offer

We provide a holistic range of support, including:

Summer 2023 Celebration Day

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News and Updates

Tuesday - Thursday

  • USEMI Black Women’s Mental Health Group: Tuesdays 2.30pm-4pm 
  • Wellbeing and Self-Care with Alex on Zoom: Wednesdays 2pm-2.45pm (email womenshubs@pecan.org.uk for zoom link) 

  • Clean Break Poetry Workshop: Thursdays 2-4pm (short break in between) 

  • Movement with Lisa – Starting 23 January: Tuesdays 12-pm-1pm 

  • Comedy with Kym: Starting 18 January, Thursdays 11.30am-1pm, until 22 February. 

  • Coffee Morning Drop Ins: Running every Tuesday and Thursday, 10.30am-12.30pm – tea/coffee, pastries, toast, crafts, colouring, quiz books, free Wi-Fi, warm space.

More workshops to be announced in the Spring.

Drop-in session - Photography by Julia Hawkins

International Women’s Day Event – 7 March 2024


DIARY DATE: This year we will be holding our International Women’s Day even on 7 March 2024, from 11am-3pm. Workshops, music, nail painting, crafts, meal, performances. More details to follow.


At our hub, we now have available Usemi – This group aims to provide a safe space for black women to come together and discuss the unique experience of being a black woman, from a black woman’s perspective. Come along and connect with others 

Contact: Allison (Group Facilitator) 
For more information on location & timings, email: referrals@ptp-usemi.org.uk  
Every Tuesday from: 2.30pm- 4pm 

Guncha, Bereket Food


Bereket Food at the Hub Lunch
At our May Monthly Hub Lunch we welcomed Bereket Food, which specialises in Turkmen Cuisine, (www.instagram.com/bereketfood_uk) and they provided an amazing spread. We discovered Guncha and her company Bereket Food via Migrateful, which is an organisation that runs cookery classes led by refugees, asylum seekers and migrants struggling to integrate and access employment. Their mission
is to empower and celebrate refugees and vulnerable migrants on their journey to integration, by supporting them to run their own cookery classes.


Pecan | June 2023 Newsletter

Photography by Julia Hawkins

April 2023 Newsletter


Slipping through the cracks

This month our main feature is written by Cat Millar, Women’s Service Manager. Cat and her team wanted to raise awareness oborderline personality disorder (BPD), as The RCP* estimates that at least one person in 20 are currently living with a personality disorder, and 75% of those diagnosed with BPD are women. 

*Royal College of Psychiatrists

Pecan | APRIL 2023 Newsletter

International Women's Day 2023

To mark and celebrate International Women’s Day 2023, we asked staff at Pecan to name a woman they admired. Here are some of the women’s responses from each of our projects.

IWD – March 2023

Case Studies

We work passionately with our women to make sure that we deliver practical help and solutions. Here are just a few examples of what we do and how we have helped some of the women of Southwark and Lewisham. 

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The Southwark and Lewisham Women’s Spaces are part of the project South London Women’s Hubs, and work in partnership with the London Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC), Open Society and MOPAC.