Office line: 0117 961 3065
Free phone 24 hr National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247
Run in partnership between Women’s Aid & Refuge

Posted by: In: News 07 Apr 2017

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We are proud to present Sarah Whybrew with the South Gloucestershire Partnership Against Domestic Abuse ‘Excellence in Practice’ Award.

Sarah is a dedicated and invaluable member of the Survive team. She works tirelessly to support our cause of working towards freedom from domestic abuse

Posted by: In: News 05 Apr 2017

A big thank you to staff at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Bristol for holding a bake sale to raise funds for Survive. Approximately £200.00 was raised through the sale of some delicious cakes.

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Posted by: In: Jobs, Volunteer Opportunities 30 Mar 2017

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Survive is a dynamic and innovative agency established in 1974 providing high quality services to women, men and children affected by domestic violence and abuse in South Gloucestershire and Bristol. We offer a range of services for women and children who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse and increasingly work to provide preventative services within schools.  We want you to join us working towards freedom from domestic abuse.

We are currently looking to recruit a trustee (voluntary position)

In what are increasingly challenging times for the voluntary sector, we are seeking to extend our Board of Trustees to support the running and continuing development of Survive. We would welcome applications from those who share our aims and have a range of skills and experience. The Board aims to have a diverse make up and welcomes applications from all communities and backgrounds.

We seek an organised, enthusiastic person to join our Board of Trustees. We provide training and travel expenses and the opportunity to join a friendly, skilled and committed team and to learn new skills.

We are particularly looking for volunteers with expertise in one or more of, but not limited to, the following areas:

– Governance and compliance with the legal and financial requirements of the Charity Commission

– Income generation including fund raising

– Marketing & communications

– HR and management

– Service delivery in health, housing and social care

– Experience of working with those that have experienced domestic abuse

You would need to be able to attend Trustee meetings every other month during the evening for a minimum period of one year.

Closing date for applications:  Monday 24th April 2017 at 5pm

 Survive is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work.

Please email info@survivedv.org.uk to request an application pack and to submit your completed application form.

All positions are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check and satisfactory references.

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Posted by: In: News 15 Mar 2017
Posted by: In: News, Uncategorized 10 Mar 2017

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To help us continue the celebration of International Women’s Day 2017, we’d like to share the Evening Posts ’50 Inspirational Bristolian Women’ with you.

The list includes our very own Maryanne Kempf, who has lived in Bristol for more than 20 years and volunteered at St Pauls Unlimited Community Partnership, Bristol Drugs Project and One25. At Survive, she works with women and their families escaping domestic violence, and is a qualified Independent Domestic and Sexual Violence Advisor (IDSVA).

We’re delighted to have Maryanne on our team and her place on this list is well deserved!

Click here to read the full article. 

 

Posted by: In: Uncategorized 06 Mar 2017

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On April 23rd 2017 Lorri will be running the London Marathon to raise money for the two wonderful charities she works for  – Bourne Family Project  and Survive.

This is her second marathon but she says the training doesn’t get any easier! She is running because she loves the organisations she works for and sees first-hand the amazing services both these charities provide to so many people in need in the local area. She really hopes that you will sponsor her and every penny will go directly to those that seek much needed support.

Click here to donate!

Posted by: In: News 27 Nov 2016

We’ve come to the end of South Gloucestershire Domestic Violence Awareness Week 2016. It’s been a busy week with stalls, events and assemblies across the region.


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Working #TowardsFreedom

We had stalls at the Council Offices in Yate and Kingswood. It was a great opportunity to meet Council staff and pass on information about our services. Among other things, we shared information about the Freedom programme, which is a 12-week rolling programme open to any woman who wishes to learn more about the reality of domestic abuse. We also handed out branded pens and notepads, to make it easier for Council staff to find our contact details.

 

 

 


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Raising Public Awareness

We have been out and about meeting members of the public this week, raising awareness about domestic abuse and fundraising. We’ve had stalls at the Willow Brook Shopping Centre in Bradley Stoke and at the Shopping Centre in Yate. In addition to bucket collecting, our wonderful team of volunteer fundraisers organised face painting, crafts, a lucky dip and Christmas gift wrapping. A big thank you to them!

 

 

 

 


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Supporting Staff at Southmead

We have a team of Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVAs) based within the Accident and Emergency Department at Southmead Hospital. Their aim is to work with high risk victims who are not supported by other agencies. During this week, the A&E team had a stall in the hospital with the aim of raising awareness about the service they provide among hospital staff.

 

 

 


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Meeting Merlin

With over 9,000 homes in the south west, Merlin is a major provider of affordable housing. We visited their main offices this week, meeting staff and passing on more information about Survive. You can find out more about Merlin, by visiting their website.

 

 


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Children & Young Peoples Outreach

With recent surveys revealing that approximately 40% of young people are subjected to relationship abuse in their teenage years, this week we took ‘Connect with Respect’ into schools. The initiative aims to teach young people about healthy and unhealthy relationship feelings, providing information and support to any concerned individuals. If you want to find out more about arranging a ‘Connect With Respect’ assembly, please contact helen@survivedv.org.uk.

 

 


 

Finally, thank you to the wonderful team at Survive who work tirelessly #TowardsFreedom from domestic abuse…

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Posted by: In: News 17 Nov 2016
Posted by: In: News 14 Nov 2016

Women’s Aid CEO, Polly Neate, explains the need for adopting an ‘equal rights, different needs’ approach to domestic abuse support services in her latest blog piece. Each year around 2.1m people suffer some form of domestic abuse –  1.4 million women (8.5% of the population) and 700,000 men (4.5% of the population). At Survive, we understand the value of tailoring support services to the different needs of different victims, supporting equal access but recognising that male and females should be supported differently is vital.

You can read Polly’s full blog piece here: “Equal Rights, Different Needs” 

Posted by: In: News 07 Nov 2016

The draft proposal sets out a change to how Bristol City Council prioritises victims of Domestic Abuse through Home Choice Bristol. Within the context of increasing demand for affordable rented properties our focus is to help those who are most at risk to move quickly. They are particularly keen to hear from practitioners who work with victims of domestic abuse.

Have your say by visiting the following link: https://bristol.citizenspace.com/neighbourhoods/prioritising-victims-of-domestic-abuse-home-choice/