This Outreach service provides dedicated time to raise awareness about domestic abuse within hard to reach groups in Nottingham City and highlighting the range of help that is available. By hard to reach, we mean women from BMER communities including Asian, African, Caribbean and Polish; older women, lesbian women, women with disabilities or learning difficulties or women who have children with disabilities.
The project’s main focus is working with community groups, organisations and professionals to
- Raise awareness of domestic abuse thought partnership working with agencies.
- Promote the domestic abuse services available in Nottingham City.
- Deliver the Freedom Programme, including foreign language sessions.
- Signpost women to other WAIS projects and other sources of help and support.
The Outreach service will also provide one to one support for women living in Nottingham City, from hard to reach groups. Two caseworkers have a caseload of 6 each and support can be provided for up to 6 months. A referral form can be found at the bottom of this page.
The Freedom Programme
This is a free 12 week course for women who are or have been in abusive relationships. The course allows women to share their experiences, explore what it means to have healthy relationships, recognise abusive behaviour and also work on self esteem.
Anyone interested in finding out more about the Freedom Programme can call the number below.
For further information please contact Jo or Abi on 0115 9884224 or email Jo@wais.org.uk or email@example.com