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 of 11 practitioners, working across 5 different community based services including our Stalking Project, hospital based IDVA team and Early Offer of Help service. My team are experienced practitioners who complete a risk assessment with each service user to establish their level of risk, assess their individual needs and formulate a service user led support plan. Our approach is to provide holistic support and together we look at the needs that each service users has around a variety of areas including health, housing, legal, children and finances. The practitioners work closely with other professionals to advocate and empower each service user on their own personal journey to live their lives free from fear and abuse. I am motivated in my role by my core belief that all women have the fundamental right to be treated with kindness, love and respect.
After 14 years working within the domestic abuse sector, I have seen many changes but one challenge always remains which is long-term sustainable funding for our work.
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