Christmas and New Year opening times

During the Christmas period, the Parklands outreach centre will be closing on  4pm Friday the 23rd of December 2016 and not re-opening until the 3rd of January 2017. During this period we will be closed over the bank holidays but accepting referrals over the other days. If you have any issues surrounding domestic violence at
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16 Days of Activism – Chief Executive Officer

Chair of Trustees

16 Days of Activism – Essex Domestic Abuse Partnership Project

Domestic abuse has far reaching implications for physical, sexual and mental health and an individual’s well-being. The cost of physical healthcare treatment resulting from domestic violence, (including hospital, GP, ambulance, prescriptions) is estimated to be 3% of total National Health Service budget (Walby, 2004). Funded by Essex Community Foundation and Comic Relief, Changing Pathways has a
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16 Days of Activism – Early Offer of Help

  Some 130,000 children live in homes where high risk domestic abuse is present (SaveLives (2012, A place of greater safety: insights into domestic abuse) and parenting which can be difficult and challenging at the best of times, for those experiencing domestic abuse, they can face huge additional difficulties. One of our community services which
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16 Days of Activism Blog – Why Refuge Matters

  Since 1974, Women’s Aid Federation of England has brought together a national network of specialist refuges for women and their children who are experiencing violence and fear. Since 2010, 17% of specialist refuges in England have closed and on a typical day 155 women and 103 children will have to be turned away from
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16 Days of Activism Blog – Therapeutic Services

  The impact of domestic abuse is not just recovery from physical injuries. Domestic abuse causes long-term significant emotional harm to individuals. Living with coercive, controlling behaviours everyday is shattering for the individual and removing themselves from the abusive situation is just the beginning. At Changing Pathways we offer a range of services to support
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16 Days of Activism Blog – Referrals

At Changing Pathways we receive over 1000 referrals for our services each year. Sally, our Duty Worker gives us an insight into her role, being the first point of contact for new referrals for our services. Referrals for our services come from a variety of different sources including social services, housing, health visitors, schools and
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16 Days of Activism Blog – Community Services

Many of our service users are able to remain in their own homes and access support for domestic abuse with our community services team. We receive approximately 1000 referrals for our community services projects each year. Sue, our Community Services Manager shares an insight into her role with Changing Pathways. Everyday is different! I oversee a team
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16 Days of Activism Blog – Refuge Services

At Changing Pathways we have safe, temporary refuge accommodation for women and children who are no longer able to stay in their own homes due to the violence and abuse they are experiencing from their perpetrator. Our refuges are a place of safety, a place of support and a place of recovery. Akvinder, our Senior Refuge
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