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Posted by: In: News 23 Jun 2017

Congratulations to Faye for receiving an Excellence in Practice Award and Ruth for receiving the Sue Jefferies Award for an outstanding contribution to Domestic Abuse Services in South Gloucestershire.

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Posted by: In: News 06 Jun 2017

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

Helen has worked for Survive 8 years and is truly dedicated to supporting children and young people through her work.

Congratulations Helen on your well deserved award!

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Posted by: In: News 16 May 2017

Survive is devastated to announce that we have been informed by South Gloucestershire Council that we are no longer to be their provider of specialist adult domestic violence and abuse services.

Please take a moment to read our full statement on the future of Survive.

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All comments are welcome via our social media pages or Email info@survivedv.org.uk

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: 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: 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
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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”