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The National Lottery on why safe spaces matter for women and girls affected by trauma

The National Lottery's research shows that women-centred and trauma-focused initiatives provide particular benefit to victims and survivors of domestic abuse

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The National Lottery on why safe spaces matter for women and girls affected by trauma

The National Lottery's research shows that women-centred and trauma-focused initiatives provide particular benefit to victims and survivors of domestic abuse

“Mainstream service delivery models do not address the complexity of many women’s lives. To get support, women may need to access multiple and often fragmented services across a range of organisations in different locations. Women’s projects are often able to reach women who would not otherwise engage with services, and can provide holistic, women-centred and trauma informed support that empowers women to find their voice, recover from abuse and transform their lives” (“How women’s projects combat disadvantage and transform lives”, Learning from the National Lottery Community Fund Women and Girls Initiative roundtable event in the south west, October 2020)

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This service has saved my mental health and has provided a safe service whilst helping with coping mechanisms for the future.

- Lena

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VOICES closing on 19 September

VOICES will be closed for one day on the Bank Holiday, Monday 19th September, as the whole country says farewell to our Queen, Elizabeth II. RIP. Please remember the National Domestic abuse 24 hours helpline (0808 2000247)  and emergency services (999)  are still available for anyone who feels in danger of immediate harm. VOICES will be reopening services…

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VOICES Summer Break

Voices will be closed for our Summer Break from 15 August for 2 weeks. We reopen on Tuesday 30th August.

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Job vacancy: Executive Officer p/t

Could you help us grow and develop VOICES? We have an exciting opportunity for a part-time Executive Officer to help develop our independent domestic abuse charity with Lived Experience at its heart, working with the CEO and team at our Safe Space centre based in Bath. Deadline: 31 August 2022. Downloadable info below.