Lives we have changed
The difference we have made is easy to see in the pictograph below, across all areas of the service we have helped and supported victims and their families. We have assisted over 15,000 people via our helpline and directly supported 1504 victims and helped them to start the journey to live their lives free from abuse. We have also supported professionals from statutory and voluntary agencies by training them to recognise the signs of domestic abuse and providing them with the skills to be able to respond to victims if they are the first point of contact.
The work we have done with young people is so important and ranges from raising awareness and understanding of domestic abuse in the secondary schools & colleges in the borough to Blackburn university centre. We have also worked with voluntary organisations who engage with young people to deliver workshops and programmes. In total we have reached over 8500 young people an achievement we are incredibly really proud of.
We have accommodated 65 women and 97 children in safe accommodation providing emotional support and an opportunity for people in crisis to heal and start the process of rebuilding their lives, 41 families have received intensive support in the community and are able to live independently and 290 people have completed a range of therapeutic programmes enabling them to become stronger and developing their confidence and self-esteem. Our voluntary perpetrator programme has been completed by 51 perpetrators supporting them to change their behaviour.
92% of people who have engaged with support have felt safer and that ultimately is what the service is about. Making a difference, changing lives and building safer communities safer.
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