Dogs Trust’s Freedom Project is a dog fostering service for people who are fleeing domestic abuse in in London & the Home Counties, Yorkshire & the North East of England and Mainland Scotland. People fleeing domestic abuse are usually unable to take their dogs with them into a refuge so in many cases they are reluctant to leave their home until they know there is somewhere safe for their pets. Dogs Trust offers a solution by placing dogs into the homes of volunteer foster car
NDAS would like to thank The Mothers' Union for their kind donation of 3 caravan holidays for 3 of our Service Users and their families. These holidays will provide a nice relaxing break for our service users and some quality time with their families.
NDAS received a generous donation from St Paul's Cathedral in London today. It was sent on behalf of the former Rector of Hexham Abbey, the Reverend Canon Dr Dagmar Winter, on the event of her Ordination and Consecration as the Bishop of Huntingdon in the Diocese of Ely. NDAS would like to wish her the best of luck in her future role and thank her for her support in the past.
The new Police & Crime Commissioner for Northumbria, Kim McGuiness, has released her first newsletter since starting the new role. Kim has set out to make an impact on many different policies but one key area is domestic abuse. The PCC wants to reduce domestic abuse and raise awareness whilst also providing support to the victims. This has been an ongoing success due to working in partnership with local authorities and groups, which Kim hopes to continue. A link to the newsl
A unique collection of songs, created as part of a research project led by Newcastle University, is giving a voice to women who have survived domestic abuse. https://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/articles/latest/2019/07/domesticabusesongs/?fbclid=IwAR1kP-FFI3iydjg3AM-PACrSfCGFwZRWgswfOSFy0AZBi4DhnQJA8VbaOag
NDAS would like to say a huge thank to a couple who got married at the weekend. Instead of asking for wedding presents they asked for guests to make a donation to NDAS. We wish them all the best for the future.
An article from the Sunderland Echo about a domestic abuse survivor who used Wearside Women in Need's services and is urging men and women to use Clare's Law to find out about their partner's or potential partner's past.
New laws to protect survivors of domestic abuse in England and Wales have been introduced in Parliament. The Domestic Abuse Bill would place a legal duty on councils to offer secure homes for those fleeing violence and their children, and proposes creating a dedicated domestic abuse commissioner. Victims Minister Victoria Atkins said it addressed "an injustice that has long needed to be tackled".