We are delighted to announce we are one of eight charities in the South West to be supported in Lloyds Bank Foundation’s latest funding round and will now be able to provide often life-saving support to vulnerable people in Bath who are fleeing an abusive partner.
Over the next three years, the grant will fund a part-time specialist support worker who will help people affected by abuse to develop personal recovery plans. This new service will reach people who cannot currently access domestic abuse support, including survivors of historic abuse, self-referrals and people considered by others as ‘low risk’.
Ursula Lindenberg, Director, VOICES said:
“This grant will help us provide much-needed recovery support to people impacted by domestic abuse at a vulnerable time in their lives, to maximise their own potential for recovery and provide a bridge to essential services from VOICES or other local specialist services. We know that timely, flexible and tailored support make a real difference to people we have the privilege to work with. We are a small charity focused on trauma-informed, holistic and person-centred services. We are encouraged by increased support and interest among funders for this way of working.”
Paul Streets, Chief Executive, Lloyds Bank Foundation said:
“As our latest research has shown, there is a quiet crisis facing local authorities. Ever-tighter budgets mean vulnerable people have to rely on the support of local charities like VOICES. They’re not just a ‘nice to have’ – their work is making a vital difference, day in, day out to people’s lives. We’re proud to partner with VOICES as part of Lloyds Banking Group’s plan to Help Britain Prosper, supporting the costs of their work, strengthening them, and helping raise their voice among the policy-makers and decision-makers their future depends on.”