Funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, Pause is developing two exciting programmes, building on our existing work across England. We are exploring ways to expand our service offer to women who have completed the 18-month Pause programme, and ensuring that the experiences of the Pause Participants are a driving force, at the heart of everything we do.
When a Pause Participant comes towards the end of the intensive 18-month Pause Programme, she is supported in making a gradual transition to existing services. Pause continues to provide ad-hoc support to women via local practices. Pause ‘Next Steps’ will analyse what works, and considering a package of support which could be offered across our network. At a local level, the women who work with Pause have a great deal of influence over the way the practice is delivered on a one-to-one basis. Practitioners put Pause Participants at the heart of their work, meet on their terms and in their places and work towards goals and using approaches that are tailored to each Participant. However, we want to take this further and enable Participants to have influence and voice in the wider work of Pause – in developing strategy and shaping our approach by developing the appropriate channels of participation and using the experience of women to help shape future developments.
To shape this work, we are looking for a Participation and Pause ‘Next Steps’ Implementation Manager and Participation and Pause ‘Next Steps’ Practitioner to join the Pause network.
Find out more about the roles and how to apply here.