Sponser a Bed
We invite persons to support this project. It costs £10 to provide a support session to a women in Refuge. £5 will provide a child with a 2 hour therapeutic play session. Those who are affected by Domestic Abuse need these session to help them come to terms with the Abuse they have witnessed
We expect this to be an ongoing project.
Midlands Women's Aid
Those experiencing Domestic Abuse often feel isolated, excluded, suffer low self esteem and lack confidence. Children are often traumatized by the abuse they have witnessed. They often under achieve at school and fail to reach their true potential. Evidence shows that many children from abusive relationships do not recognize healthy relationships and the cycle of abuse continues. Children often blame themselves for the abuse and feel they should have done more to protect the abused parent
Initially the project will give Crisis support, settling into Refuge, ongoing emotional support, gateway to services. Each client will receive an individual support package tailored to their needs. This includes healthy relationship awareness training equipping clients with skills to identify unhealthy relationships, confidence and esteem building, support to access education. Work with clients to strengthen family relationships. Support to settle into the community and achieve full potential.
To support clients to live their lives free from Domestic Abuse.
Activities» Each client will be supported through an individually tailored support plan to equip them with the information and skills to live safe lives.
Each support plan will have agreed targets. We will review and monitor each plan regularly and collect feedback.
It is difficult to measure long term changes as clients are usually only with us between three and six months.
The risk to our project is lack of sustainable funding. We are never short of clients and our accommodation is full all year round. We regularly turn people away through lack of space
Each year we produce an annual report with our years activities. We often release case histories via Twitter and Facebook. Where we have donors contact details we email an update six monthly.
Budget - Project Cost: £19,110Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £16,550 salary one worker to provide 26 hours pw £1,000 training materials to purchase and supply training aids £1,560 admin monitoring, evalution and general admin
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount anonymous £180 Guaranteed anonymous £480 Guaranteed anonymous £120 Guaranteed anonymous £210 Guaranteed
The project will be based in our Refuge which is located at a confidential address. Our organization is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.
Our Refuge throughput is between 35 and 47 women per annum and between 87 and 100 children. All clients will have access to the project.
Women's Aid are recognized as being specialists in delivering Domestic Abuse services. Our organization started in 1974, one of the first organization of the kind outside London. We have a proven track record in delivering services to families experiencing/surviving Domestic Abuse. This year we celebrate 40 years of service.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Project Manager. Due to the nature of our work staff members names/identities have to be treated with the strictest of confidence for their safety
A support session for a women
You support me and my kids to get free from my violent partner