About us

Housing for Women champions female empowerment by providing and promoting affordable homes for women and gender-specific support services.

Since 1934, we have been working to build a more equal society for women, a world where everyone has a safe roof over their head regardless of circumstance, where violence against women is no longer tolerated. Our organisation’s roots go back to the suffragette movement. Housing for Women carries on in the footsteps of these early women’s rights campaigners, working with some of the most marginalised groups in the UK, such as trafficked womenwomen leaving prison and older women at risk of loneliness and isolation. Empowering women and challenging inequality are at the core of everything we do.

For over 40 years Housing for Women has been supporting women and children in London escaping domestic violence and abuse, empowering women to overcome trauma, rebuild their lives free from fear, and regain their independence.

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Founded in 1934, Housing for Women began as an employment bureau, providing informed help and advice to unemployed women looking for work in the 1930s Depression.

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Our Exec team

HFW is led by a team of highly experienced and passionate professionals who bring a wealth of experience to the organisation.

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Supporting the Executive team is our Board. A huge breadth and depth of experience and commitment drives everything that happens at HFW, and we are lucky to have access to such people. 

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Annual Review

Our Annual Review details what we have achieved in the previous year and sets out our aspirations for the future. 

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We are only as good as those who work with us and we are keen to hear from people who share our beliefs and passion for our work.

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Find out more about how we are achieving our mission, how we are performing, how our finances look, and how we achieve Value for Money.

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