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Posted by: In: Events 06 May 2016

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Two of our supporters are going above and beyond to raise money and support us here at Survive in the coming weeks. We are so grateful for their efforts, it’s not too late so please sponsor generously!

Kate is taking part in the Bristol 10k on the 15th of May 2016, click here to donate: https://www.justgiving.com/Kate-O-Hara10

And Sue will be cycling 110 miles to work on the 16th of May 2016, click here to donate: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserPage.action?userUrl=SueBurke1&faId=697310&isTeam=false

Posted by: In: Uncategorized 08 Apr 2016

tea lights in cups

One of our lovely colleagues is holding a fundraising concert on Friday 22nd April 2016 at the Staple Hill Methodist Church. The money raised will then go to Survive’s Children and Young People’s Team. We desperately need funding to keep our CYP services running.

The Bristol Fashion Chorus will be singing together with Bristol a Cappella and will be singing a range of songs, both modern and traditional barbershop. There will be something for everyone!

Tickets are £10 or £8 for seniors and children. All proceeds will go to Survive.

To book tickets, please contact us on 0117 9613065 or email info@survivedv.org.uk.

Posted by: In: Events, News 07 Mar 2016

 

quiz 2The Survive Quiz is back!

Our Quizmaster for 2016 is Heart Breakfast Bristol and Somerset Presenter Paulina Gillespie.

This year we will be adding in some new rounds – as ever, it promises to be a great night.

Join us in working towards freedom from domestic abuse. Your support will enable us to continue carrying out this vital work.

For more information or to purchase tickets offline please call us on 0117 961 3065 or email info@survivedv.org.uk

Maximum number per team is 6 people. Team ticket price: £30.00

Drinks will be available to purchase from the bar.

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For more information and to buy tickets online, please visit: http://survivequiz2016.eventbrite.co.uk 

Posted by: In: News 02 Feb 2016

National Quality Standard 2016 web 2

Survive South Gloucestershire and Bristol has been awarded the Women’s Aid National Quality Mark today, demonstrating that it provides a high quality of service to women and children experiencing domestic violence in South Gloucestershire. The Women’s Aid Quality Standards are national standards which measure the quality of specialist domestic violence services on a number of factors. Survive South Gloucestershire and Bristol were particularly commended for their Children and Young People services, Preventative work and Accountability and Leadership.

Sarah Telford, Chief Executive Officer of Survive said:

“We are all delighted that Survive has been awarded the Women’s Aid National Quality Mark. We were established in 1974 by our founder Brenda Bishop. Brenda successfully campaigned for refuge provision in South Gloucestershire. Brenda is an inspirational woman who’s work is still very much needed in 2016. As a specialist domestic abuse provider we have overcome many challenges over the last forty one years. I am very proud of the Survive team, who consistently make a long lasting difference to the women and children that we work with and provide life changing support to those experiencing domestic abuse”.

Polly Neate, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid Federation England said:

“We are very proud to award Survive South Gloucestershire and Bristol the Women’s Aid National Quality Mark for their excellent work supporting women and children in South Gloucestershire. Specialist, high-quality domestic violence services can make the difference between a full, independent life and living in fear of your life for women escaping abuse. The hard work and dedication of the team at Survive is making that difference, and I thank them for the very high quality of the service they provide.”

Posted by: In: Events, News, Uncategorized 11 Dec 2015
WP_20151203_16_27_04_Pro (1) WP_20151203_16_29_31_Pro (1)It’s nearly Christmas  2015 and we have been overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of people who have donated gifts for the women, young people and children who use our services. Thank you all for taking the time to donate to us. You will be bringing smiles to many faces this Christmas!
Posted by: In: Events, News, Uncategorized 11 Dec 2015
South Gloucestershire Council have been set the task of making savings across their budget, and have an incredibly difficult decision to make.
One option is to remove funding from the support services provided for victims of domestic abuse. This could include three refuges, thesupport line and face to face support.
We are asking the Council to retain these services and they want to hear your views. We strongly urge the Council to keep the funding for all domestic abuse services at the same levels for the following reasons:
  • Since 2010 32 domestic abuse refuges have been closed across the UK.
  • In the last year Survive in South Gloucestershire had 213applications for refuge.
  • Due to limited spaces 174 of these women had to be turned away.
  • In 2014/15, Survive’s support line took 1669 calls, which was a140% increase from the previous year.
  • 754 adults were registered to Survive’s database in 2014/15.
  • 1106 children were registered to Survive’s database in 2014/15.
  • Our Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) had a total of 309 High Risk cases last year.
  • In the last 3 years our A&E team has supported 368 victims, 162 of these from South Glos.
  • The Children and Young People’s service at Survive has provided support to 36 parents (female) in refuge and 74 children.
To continue to prevent future homicides we need to maintain, if not increase, the investment in knowledge and specialist services which tackle domestic abuse.
We need to show the future generations of South Gloucestershire that we are not a community to turn the other way, but one which will tackle domestic abuse head on through support, awareness raising and education.
Please sign and share this petition if you agree that funding for domestic abuse services needs to be maintained at their current level.
Thank you for your support.
https://www.change.org/p/south-glos-council-ask-south-glos-council-to-keep-funding-domestic-abuse-services-and-refuges?recruiter=443490894&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=share_facebook_responsive&utm_term=des-lg-no_src-no_msg 
Posted by: In: Events, News, Uncategorized 04 Dec 2015

IBCAs well as the lovely Ian Richmond running from his office to ours to raise awareness during Domestic Violence Awareness Week, he and his fellow Interactive Business Club (IBC) members took this picture with our CEO Sarah. Thank you for your support, IBC!

Posted by: In: Events, News, Uncategorized 04 Dec 2015

Carwash 2A huge Thank You to the Rolls-Royce Women’s Network (RRWN) for their fundraising car wash to raise awareness of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on the 27th November. All funds raised went to Survive.

Posted by: In: Events, News, Uncategorized 25 Nov 2015

SC Stall 2 Stall

To promote Domestic Violence Awareness Week 2015, we set up a stall at South Gloucestershire Council’s office. There were bags, balloons, leaflets and a lot of marshmallows! A big thank you to South Gloucestershire Council for having us.

Posted by: In: Events, News, Uncategorized 25 Nov 2015