Specialised services run by and for black and minoritized women are significantly under-resourced, with the majority of commissioned work going to larger generalist services.
For the 12 years up to 2020, an average of 1 specialist service was decommissioned each year. Yet, all evidence shows how much more effective outcomes are when minoritized women are able to access specialist services.
Initially set up to support to support first-generation Bangladeshi women in London, Hopscotch now supports all minoritized women primarily in Camden and surrounding area. They work to address racial and gender inequality, and to empower women facing injustice and disadvantage in a culturally sensitive way, so they can be included and equal in society.
Hopscotch's services include a Domestic Abuse support service; Welfare and Benefits Advice; a job skills development service; employment pathways; and peer support groups- as well as running an established Homecare service in the borough.
Treebeard provides multi-year support for Hopscotch's domestic abuse service - 'Speak Out'.