Shadowing Day – Durham Domestic Abuse Navigator

Our Communications Manager, Aissa Gallie, recently spent the day shadowing a colleague from our Durham team, Helen. Helen is a Domestic Abuse Navigator, delivering outreach support across Durham to victims of domestic abuse. Aissa’s report from the day follows: *all of the customer’s names have been changed to protect their identity. As Communications Manager, it’s […]

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Legal Advice ‘light’ – support for women in domestic abuse services.

Foundation have numerous domestic abuse services, focusing on the issue as a whole family issue. Support for victims of domestic abuse is most prevalently understood, Foundation also deliver services for perpetrators of abuse and children who are witness to abuse. Domestic Abuse creates a risk of homelessness for all involved and Foundation work hard to […]

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Facing the elements, North Yorkshire Young People.

Once again, our Activities workers in North Yorkshire are getting young people outdoors, facing challenges of many different kinds, with meaningful results for their personal development. Even braving the recent bitter cold weather, young people visited Howe Stean Gorge and then on a truly bitter day another group visited the Yorkshire Dales to take part […]

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Let’s Talk About Sex…

Workers and customers in our young people’s project have been tackling conversations around sex – sexual health and consent. One of our Activity’s worker’s reports: At The YMCA and Derwent Lodge in Ryedale (Foundation’s partners) took part in the quarter yearly programme of sexual health information advice and screening session. Customers were surprised that people […]

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Information: Foundation Domestic Abuse services

This information post has been written by a student volunteer for Foundation. It’s explores Domestic Abuse and current legislation impacting on services that support victims. It has been written and shared to mark International Women’s Day 8th March 2017 International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate women, unity, reflection, advocacy and action globally. On […]

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International Women’s Day – Carol’s personal statement.

One of our customers who has received support from our Redcar team of Independent Domestic Abuse Advisors, has made the decision to share publically her experiences. She has done this to show support for other women who may be experiencing abuse to encourage them to seek help. We previously shared Carol’s story anonymously as a success story […]

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