LGBT Domestic Violence Worker
Domestic abuse in the LGBT community is a serious issue. About 25% of LGBT people suffer through violent or threatening relationships with partners or ex-partners which is about the same rates as in as domestic abuse against heterosexual women. We want to provide a worker to help tattle this issue.
One year pilot
As in opposite-gendered couples, the problem of LGBT domestic violence (DV) is underreported. Those involved in same-gender abuse are often afraid of revealing their sexual orientation or the nature of their relationship. The impact on the abused partner includes abuses such as emotional bullying, physical aggression, threats to harm the victim or other loved ones, social isolation and control of finances. The project will aim to raise awareness and support victims of domestic Violence.
Will we recruit a support worker for 15 hours a week who will work with local LGBT groups to raise awareness around Domestic Violence. This will be done through networking, plus through our website and via social media. The worker will also support clients and provide a specialist service that allows the clients to feel safe. The worker would support clients through any reporting the crimes and through any court proceedings. Plus provide emotional support to the clients.
To raise awareness of LGBT Domestic Violence
Activities» Network with local LGBT groups and attend events such as Bradford Pride.
» Create a comprehensive resource on our website and via Facebook and Twitter.
We will record the number of events and meetings attended and any outcomes. We will track engagement across social media and via our website .
To support LBGT victims of domestic violence.
Activities» The worker would support clients via the telephone and in person. Providing emotional and practical support.
» The worker would support the client through any court proceedings and provide emotional support.
We will use our client management system that is used for victims of DV to record and report on the progress of the clients. This includes taking case studies and client feedback
This will be a pilot project that will give Staying Put an insight into the needs of the LGBT community without Bradford. DV is on the raise in Bradford in general and there is no support around DV for the LGBT community here. We hope to provide a resource on DV for the LGBT community and provide support for individuals who come forward. We will record engagement, and use our custom client management system to record contact, support and value of the service to clients.
This project would be a first of it's kind for Bradford and from previous talks with the LGBT community we know that Bradford is a lot less open than many larger cities, with many living in fear of being outed. We do not know what kind of backlash there might be to this project or if anyone will come forward and report crimes until we have run the pilot. We are going to offer different ways of accessing information to allow support to be open to as many people as possible.
We will record contact with our service, phone calls emails etc. Provide details of talks given, and events attended and we will track engagement on social where we expect to see a lot of enquires. We will also provide case studies for the report and for the website to help support more clients.
Budget - Project Cost: £13,400Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £12,400 Salary 15 hours a week, based on SPC Scale 27, plus Admin and Service delivery at 15%&5% management costs £1,000 Advertising and marketing To advertise the post/recruitment - To cover the cost of leaflets and marketing materials etc
The ethnic population of Bradford is as follows:
71.21% White, British
19.83% Asian or Asian British
2.01 % Black or Black British
We work across the city of Bradford which has a population of just under 300,000 people.
The project would benefit the LGBT community. It is hard to get an exact figure for this community in Bradford but nationwide the figure is placed at between 5 and 10 percent. So between 15,000 an 30,000 people in Bradford. And the latest stats suggestion that 25% of the LGBT community are victims of domestic violence. This means there is potentially a considerable number of people in need across Bradford.
We have 15 years experience working with victims of domestic violence. Initially with women and in recent years male victims. We have Investors in People Gold Award and are held in high regard across the sector for our work with domestic violence. We work closely with groups across Bradford including the LGBT community that puts us in an ideal position to provide this valuable service.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
New LGBT Support Worker
The support worker would drive the project forward. They would work with LGBT groups around Bradford and manage the website and social media content
Yasmin Khan - Director
Yasmin Khan is a leader in the field of domestic violence and recently met with the Prime Minister to talk about domestic violence in the UK.