Mothers' Union in Britain and Ireland is, like the Anglican Church, divided into areas called dioceses. Within their dioceses members take on the critical role of fundraising for projects worldwide as well as focusing on the needs of their own communities, very often filling in gaps for provision from elsewhere. This leads to a very wide range of activities great and small including:
Providing "Away From it All" holidays and short breaks for families and individuals facing real difficulties.
Facilitating programmes on parenting and developing strong relationships.
Providing toiletries to women who come into refuges with nothing.
Advocacy work for 16 Days of Activism such as silent vigils and lobbying local government for change.
Community Development Coordinators (CDC’s) are professionally trained community development staff, employed by local Mothers’ Union’s to help and support members as they engage with their churches and wider community.