Thank You!

NDAS would like to say a huge thank you to the R W Mann Trust for their recent grant.

Thank you

NDAS would like to say a big thank you to Hexhamshire Parish Council for their recent donation which will help us deliver our service. During the last year NDAS has: • Received 553 referrals from 471 individual adult victims of domestic abuse • Received 277 referrals for children • Over 1,000 children and young people attended our prevention sessions • 15 domestic abuse awareness raising sessions were run with adults • Approx. 35 women attend our programmes and training each year

Easy Fundraising = Easy Support

One of the easiest & quickest ways that you can support us, is whilst doing your online shopping! Simply create an Easy Fundraising account (quick and simple!) and then click through to your favourite shops via their website. When you make a purchase a percentage of that comes through to us, at NO extra charge to you! How simple is that? Here's the link to help you get started:- https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/northumberlanddomesticabuseservices/?fbclid=IwAR1ACEPFXbWoIozVBaW1rB_nFMW7O5h7O7lwkF4g528Pz-7n6qiocHtz3nU

Funding Cuts

Whilst NDAS support any gender, not just women, these figures from Womens Resource Centre are shocking! Supporting local charities is vital for them to be able to continue their invaluable support. 31% of women’s sector charities have incomes of under £100k, with more than half stating an income of less than £10k... And yet 46% of women’s organisations still stated that their income had reduced during the previous financial year. These cuts to vital services have to stop.

Relationships Matter

A local service to us, here in Hexham; No 28. offer lots of different services and referrals to those services, here is some more information on of their referral services: Relate offer FREE support and counselling to parents who are experiencing problems in communicating, and discussing their feelings. Whether both parents live together or live separately, professional support is available and can help. No.28 can refer you to Relate and help you make a positive change.

Gaslighting, what is it?

This is an article written by an American Domestic Abuse Charity so the telephone numbers aren't relevant, but it is a well written article and worth a read. https://www.thehotline.org/2019/11/22/a-deeper-look-into-gaslighting/?fbclid=IwAR3ap2VaE62udktKASGRAWwzu5iTcg6_knk_60AxHir7WK7-MU3r_83oZjY

Tea & Consent

It's Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week. But it is also a great opportunity to share the 'Consent: It's As Simple As Tea' video. In this short animation from Thames Valley Police, they use the analogy of making and serving tea as a metaphor for consent. It's not new but it gets the message across nicely.(REF: PCC Facebook post 5/2/20) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZwvrxVavnQ

Hollie Guard App

This app is free to download and will add confidence and a level of safety to anyone who is out on their own. Search for the app in your app store and look at how it works with the shake to alert!

White Ribbon Week #itsnotok

It’s Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week #ItsNotOK. We work with organisations and individuals to prevent violence against women within their communities. Learn more about how you can help: https://whiteribbon.org.uk/ways-to-join

Funding for awareness in rural areas of Northumberland!

NDAS is thrilled to announce that we have received a grant from The Shears Foundation. This will enable NDAS to focus on rural areas in Northumberland to increase awareness & understanding of domestic abuse and encourage victims to come and seek help.

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