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 28 Sep 2016

We’ve got a stand at the UWE Volunteering fair today. Looking forward to meeting students and getting them involved in fundraising and play work volunteer opportunities at Survive. We’ve also got information about the services we offer and our #homeshouldntbescary campaign. Expecting it to be a busy day!

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Posted by: In: Events, News 23 May 2016

A huge thank you to all those came and supported our recent events!

Survive Charity Concert Friday 22nd April 2016

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“A heartfelt thank you to the wonderful choirs and to all those who supported us at our Charity Fundraising Concert. We raised a fantastic £1,000 and this money will go directly to support young survivors of domestic abuse. Children and young people are often hidden victims of domestic abuse – unable to fully understand what is happening or to articulate their experiences. Through this money we will be able to offer them the vital specialist support they need so they can move on positively with their lives, not blames themselves and have bright, hope-filled futures. Thank you again.” Helen Chignell, Children and Young People’s Manager

Survive Quiz Thursday 12th May 2016

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A big thank you to all that came and took part in our Survive Quiz of 2016! We had a fantastic night and raised over £600 for our Children and Young People’s services. A special thank you to our quizmaster Paulina Gillespie from Heart Breakfast Bristol and Somerset, the BAWA centre for hosting us for the evening and to Becky, who chairs our fundraising group, for her hard work in organising this event.

In total these events raised just over £1600 to support our services here at Survive! Without support from people like yourselves, we would not be able to help all those who need it, so thank you once again on behalf of Survive and our service users.

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

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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

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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