The Mothers Apart project started in September 2015. It empowers women with complex needs who are living apart from their children, by offering a fortnightly peer support group for six months. We believe that peer support is the best way to empower these women as they will have negative views of statutory agencies and will respond more positively to encouragement from their peers supported by a suitably experienced group leader. To date this service has supported a small targeted group of women. There are plans to run the programme again in 2017.