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Project information

Learning and Employment

Our clients want to learn and they want to work. Almost 90% are on benefits. Damaged by the abuse they have suffered, many lack the confidence to start college. without experience it is almost impossible to get work. We want to offer training that will make work possible.

April 2013 - March 2014

Charity information: Cheshire Without Abuse

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  • Need


    domestic abuse leaves victims isolated and afraid. Lack of education and work experience compounds their problems making it almost impossible for them to get off benefits and into work. Lack of confidence and self esteem are huge barriers to going to college or jointing other educational establishments. qualifications and work experience are crucial if victims of domestic abuse are going to be able to break the cycle of poverty and abuse.


    We will offer learning opportunities and work experience in a supportive environment where victims of abuse can gain the skills they need to gain paid employment and break out of the benefit trap. We will offer accredited training and volunteering opportunities that link to real life job rioles such as child care and administration.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To offer training and work experience leading to paid employment


    » training and qualifications in childcare and administrative skills
    » Voluntary work experience linked to the qualification being undertaken e.g. creche work

    What success will look like

    Success will be... victims of domestic abuse achieving qualifications, coming off benefits and starting paid work

  • Impact


    Victims of domestic abuse will feel safer and more confident, will attain qualifiations and obtain paid employment. We will measure how each person feels about their lives in nine key areas at the start, during and following the project. We will gather case studies and identify areas of success and learning.


    THere is a risk that women will drop out of the project. We will build in one to one support and clear learning outcomes to help avoid this. There is a safety risk to our clients because of their abusive partners, we will risk assess each person individually and develop a personal safety plan for each that is unique to their particular circumstances.


    We will provide regular progress reports on an informal basis, quarterly outputs and impact assessments and case studies.

    We use the outcomes empowerment star and will report on the nine key areas within that framework

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £30,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £25,000 Support Worker Organising training and work experience and supporting clients
      £5,000 Training costs COst of venue's, tutors, publicity and materials

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Donations £1,080 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Our project will be delivered in CHeshire East


    Adult (16+) victims of domestic abuse. 89% below the UK poverty line, 67% experiencing mental health problems.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have over 30 years of experince working with this client group and over the last twelve months have worked hard to develop our service user led activities. This project is something that our service users have asked for and are keen to see in place.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.



    Kerry is an excellent trainer and support worker with loads of enthusiasm about undertaking new projects


    Jackie is a service user volunteer who knows what other people are going through as she is a survivor herself.