We are a small dynamic registered charity which is currently working in an exciting climate of development and change. Fairweather is a housing charity supporting vulnerable women and children and as an organisation, we are a dedicated and passionate group who wish to make a real difference to real people in Bradford.
Currently Fairweather’s primary work is in relation to housing, resettlement and support of women and children, who are in need of housing, security, and emotional / psychological support.
The schemes we are running cater for women and their children who are vulnerable for a variety of reasons, including homelessness, domestic violence, and mental health problems. At one scheme we run a playroom and have workers available for the children.
Fairweather is run by a voluntary management committee and is staffed by paid workers. Since the first scheme opened in 1982 providing emergency, short stay accommodation in temporary premises, we now have four houses and are able to work with women and children once they have been resettled into the community.
Our philosophy is to provide help, support and advice to vulnerable women and their children in order to enable them to make choices and develop coping strategies to cope with difficult life situations which can make people vulnerable. We attempt to heighten self-esteem and hopefully help to bring fun into the lives of the people we work with.
We are looking to develop our activities in other areas of support to different client groups, but also in different areas such as training. We are determined to become excellent in all areas of activity and feel passionate about equality, empowerment and enterprise