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 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/

Posted by: In: News 28 Oct 2016

Could you or your organisation sponsor a safe and comfortable night’s sleep for a child or woman in refuge? 

A comfortable night’s sleep is not a lot to ask when you have left your home to escape domestic abuse and often had to leave most of your belongings behind.

We want to provide new mattresses across our 3 refuges to give families a better night’s sleep.

£35 would provide a new cot mattress for a baby or toddler

£125 would provide a new firm and comfortable mattress for a child or woman

To donate:

Text SURV00 and the amount to 70070

Donate online via Justgiving

Donate with JustGiving

Send us a cheque payable to Survive and send to Survive, PO Box 61, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 8XJ

Posted by: In: News 27 Oct 2016

this is not an excuse to abuse me - childrenThere is no excuse for domestic abuse or rape and sexual assault.

More information has been added to the ‘this is not an excuse’ website.

Designed by Avon and Somerset Police the website to raise awareness of domestic abuse, rape and serious sexual assault and to signpost to organisations that provide help and support.

The concept originated from a Scottish Rape Crisis campaign and has since been evolved by Avon and Somerset Police, Safer Bristol and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset.

Rape, sexual assault and domestic abuse are very serious crimes. It is a priority to protect adults and children who are at risk.

The website gives general information, as well as guidance on help and support you may need to make the decision that is right for you.

Take a look here: http://www.thisisnotanexcuse.org  

Posted by: In: Events, News, Volunteer Opportunities 26 Oct 2016

 

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We are asking people to support Survive during Domestic Violence Awareness Week 2016 (21st-26th November) by Fundraising for us.

Could you host your own event and help raise vital funds for Survive, as well as awareness of domestic abuse?

You could hold a cake sale, have a dress down day at work or school maybe? Get sponsored to give something up? Hold a wine tasting evening perhaps?

You could host your event at home, at work, at school or in the community!

To request a fundraising pack please email Survive on info@survivedv.org.uk or call us on 0117 961 3065.

Posted by: In: News 26 Oct 2016

domestic violenceWISH

Some see a weed, others see a wish

Wish, is the true story of the survival of a young woman who suffered 11 years of abuse at the hands of her ex –partner. It follows a 16 year old girl and how she was gradually manipulated and mentally and physically abused, through to her escape.

Web: http://eviejameswish.co.uk  E-mail: info@eviejameswish.co.uk  Twitter: @eviejameswish

 10% of all profits will be donated to Survive.  Wish is now available to download from Amazon.

Posted by: In: News 26 Oct 2016

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The wonderful Andrea is running 500 miles from 1st September to end of year to raise money for us.

She’ll be running on average 30 miles a week to meet her target (ouch!) – we’re wishing her the best of luck and will be keeping you up to date with her progress!

You can support Survive by donating to Andrea’s JustGiving page – click here to donate! 

Posted by: In: News 25 Oct 2016

HELP US HELP YOUNG SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE

In just a few weeks Survive will be losing funding for its core children’s services. We will no longer be able to fully support children and young people who have been affected by domestic abuse.

Which means we will no longer be able to:

  • Provide a full Play Service for children who live in our refuges
  • Provide our unique Back on Track group programme for 11-17 year olds
  • Provide our dynamic prevention programme Connect with Respect; including 1:1 support for children in schools
  • Provide our bespoke 1:1 Outreach Service that supports young people in the community

We need your help

Survive passionately believes that children experiencing domestic abuse have the right to be heard and to access high quality support.

  • £5 can pay for a box of toys for a child in refuge
  • £10 can pay for a worker for an hour to expertly support a child
  • £50 can go towards providing a Back on Track session for a young person
  • £100 can go towards providing a Connect with Respect prevention workshop in a school.

#homeshouldntbescary

Posted by: In: News 19 Oct 2016

We’ve had a wonderful food donation for our refuges from The Wickwar Benefice (which includes The Parishes of Wickwar, Rangeworthy, Hillesley, Charfield and Kingswoood) – if you’re interested in doing something similar, give our office a ring on 0117 961 3065!

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