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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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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 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

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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

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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
Posted by: In: Events, News, Uncategorized 23 Nov 2015

daSURVIVE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2015

Today at the Survive Annual General Meeting, we will have presentations from our CEO, IDVA, CYP and Refuge teams.
The annual ‘Ann Wood Memorial Award’ and ‘Excellence in Practice’ certificates will be presented by representatives from Safer and Stronger Communities.
When: Monday 23rd November 2015, 2pm – 5pm
Where: The Kendleshire Golf Club

Posted by: In: Uncategorized 20 Nov 2015

Bag Packing

 

Can you give two hours of your time to make a life time of difference?

We are holding a bag packing event at Marks and Spencers, Cribb’s Causeway on 12th December and Asda, Cribb’s Causeway on 13th December.

We would love some extra volunteers to come and help us raise awareness and funds during this event.

If you’re interested, please email us at info@survivedv.org.uk.

 

Posted by: In: Uncategorized 11 Nov 2015
Posted by: In: News 26 Oct 2015

domestic violenceSouth Glos Council are carrying out a consultation to review their spending towards Anti-social Behaviour and Community Safety.

Please see this link for more information:

https://consultations.southglos.gov.uk/consult.ti/ASBreview/consultationHome

We are appealing to all supporters to respond to the consultation, and encourage others to respond, to plead with the council not to cut vital domestic abuse services in South Gloucestershire.

The deadline for responses is 24th December 2015.

Thank you for your support.

 

 

Posted by: In: Uncategorized 21 Oct 2015

Our three lovely supporters are running to raise funds for Survive. Please support them by clicking on the links below:

 

Sharon Rickards is running the Bristol to Bath marathon on Sunday 25th October 2015: https://www.justgiving.com/Sharon-Rickards/

John Burke is running the Bristol to Bath marathon on Sunday 25th October 2015: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JohnBurke-Survive

Ian Richmond is running in the Weston-super-Mare Half Marathon for Survive on 1 November 2015: https://www.justgiving.com/Ian-Richmond-HalfMarathon

 

Good luck Sharon, John and Ian!

 

Posted by: In: News 01 Jun 2015

Well done to Jess and Ian who ran the Bristol 10k race today for Survive. You both completed the race in an excellent time. We were very proud of you.