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Project information

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.

Charity information: Midlands Women's Aid

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  • Need


    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.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To support clients to live their lives free from Domestic Abuse.


    » Each client will be supported through an individually tailored support plan to equip them with the information and skills to live safe lives.

    What success will look like

    Each support plan will have agreed targets. We will review and monitor each plan regularly and collect feedback.

  • Impact


    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

    Budget - Project Cost: £19,110

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      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
  • Background


    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.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    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