Lord Mayor’s Dragon Award honours corporate support for U-Turn’s creative project.
Watch a video by sponsors Reed Smith who picked up the award on 3 October 2012.
U-Turn works with vulnerable women of all ages who have been trapped in cycles of prostitution, drug addiction, physical abuse and homelessness from a young age.
We offer women an opportunity to determine their own future in their own communities.
Our Mission: To support women who have suffered cruelty and abuse and encourage them to make sustainable changes in their lives. Read more
If you need our support see what we do for details of our outreach and centre opening times.
“We like to think that this way of living couldn’t possibly happen to us. The truth is that most of these women would not have imagined for one second that their lives would turn out this way. These women were failed by the very services that should have supported them and many, as a result, don’t survive past their early twenties. The U-Turn project actually makes a real difference and gives these women the opportunity to change their lives by building their confidence and self worth and begin the hard journey of changing their future.”
Nick Broomfield, Patron of U-Turn
“I hated my life and the men I was forced to sleep with, I couldn’t have done it without the drugs and the alcohol but in the end I was also an addict…I often thank God for the outreach workers from U-Turn who were giving out condoms that night.”
U-Turn centre user, aged 22