A WIRRAL based charity aimed at helping women lead happier and healthier lifestyles was shortlisted for a prestigious award.

Tomorrow's Women Wirral (TWW) was shortlisted in the Health and Wellbeing category at this year's Guardian Public Service Awards.

The event, which took place at the Royal Horticultural Halls in Westminster on November 27, was arranged by The Guardian and special guests included Wirral West MP Margaret Greenwood.

Although TWW did not win the award, Ms Greenwood says she was 'immensely impressed' by what she saw when she visited the charity.

Ms Greenwood told the Globe: “I was delighted to be able to congratulate Tomorrow’s Women Wirral on their nomination for this award at the ceremony in Westminster.

“Tomorrow’s Women Wirral provides vital support to women from across Wirral in a welcoming and positive environment. Their work is outstanding.

“I was immensely impressed by what I saw when I visited their centre in Wirral where I was given a full tour of the centre.

“If you are a woman who needs to support for any reason, or if you know someone who does, you can contact Tomorrow’s Women Wirral."

TWW was set up in 2011 and since then has provided a female-only safe environment to support women in making positive lifestyle choices to help them address issues to lead happier and healthier lives.

Chief executive officer at TWW Angela Murphy said: “How wonderful to be shortlisted for such a prestigious award. We are delighted our name is being heard nationally.

"We are a small charity with a huge impact and our aim is to reach more and more women so we can give them opportunities for them to be who they want to be in order that they can lead more positive lives.

“We offer space in a safe, women-only environment so partners and agencies can work with women, some of whom may not have accessed services previously.

“Partners include Education Providers, Merseyside CRC, National Probation Service, CWP NHS, Alcohol and Drug Services, Counselling Services, Solicitors, Police and others.”

The charity is based on St Laurence’s Old School Site, Beckwith Street East, Birkenhead, and is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm (7pm on Tuesdays) and there are monthly timetables of courses, interventions and workshops that address women's needs, including a health clinic.

For more information or help contact TWW on 0151 647 7907 or 0792 733 5655 or e-mail admin@tomorrowswomen.org.uk