16 Days of Activism – Day Ten

Shining a light on services Stalking Changing Pathways is fortunate to have four trained anti-stalking case workers. Two of whom are accredited ISACs (Independent Stalking Advocacy Caseworkers) and have completed specialist training on stalking and best practice for stalking cases. Across the South and South West of Essex Changing Pathways can support stalking victims; those
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16 Days of Activism – Day Nine

Shining a light on services Getting ready for Christmas It’s December 2019 and Christmas plans are getting in full swing. Unfortunately, for the survivors that we work with it can be a time of great sadness. As we run refuges and move-on accommodation we have many women and children who have left/fled their homes and
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16 Days of Activism – Day Eight

Shining a light on services  South Essex Domestic Abuse Hub and Refuge  The South Essex Domestic Abuse Hub (SEDAH) is a really busy place. This partnership project between Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Rochford and Thurrock Councils alongside voluntary sector partners, Changing Pathways and SERICC provides advice and support for survivors of domestic abuse at dedicated
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16 Days of Activism – Day Seven

Shining a light on services What does refuge mean to survivors? One of our current residents told us what refuge means to them. “ I have never looked forward to Christmas as for years it was filled with fear and dread. I can not thank the staff enough for making me feel confident, safe and
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16 Days of Activism – Day Six

Shining a light on services Chief Executive Officer I have been the Chief Executive of Changing Pathways for over three years and I would say that my role is both rewarding (most of the time) and challenging (some of the time) What is certain in my role is that no two days are the same!
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16 Days of Activism – Day Five

Shining a light on services Day in the Life – Operations Manager Ranjit is the Outreach Community Services Manager for Changing Pathways. She studied BTEC National in Social Care, and went on to complete BA (Hons) in Applied Community and Youth Studies and recently accredited in SafeLives Service Manager.  Her passion is to empower Women,
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16 Days of Activism – Day Four

Shining a light on services Project Maya   As the Senior BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, Refugee) IDVA for Changing Pathways, I work with women subjected to so-called ‘honour-based’ abuse, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, women with an insecure immigration status and women with No Recourse to Public Funds. Sadly, victims of domestic abuse from
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16 Days of Activism – Day Three

Shining a light on services  Children and Young People  I work as a Children & Young People’s Practitioner at one of Changing Pathways refuges. My day starts at 9am where a complete a first assessment with a new family that have moved into the refuge. Mum and I sit together and discuss the child: their
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16 Days of Activism – Day Two

Shining a light on services  Training  Training is key to understanding domestic abuse in all the many forms it takes. Changing Pathways offers bespoke training to all organisations ranging from statutory e.g. police, social services, CPS, schools to non-statutory such as workplaces, universities, foster agencies, GPs. Without training people, including professionals, can find themselves in
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16 Days of Activism – Day One

Shining a light on our work  Therapy & Recovery  Changing Pathways offers therapy across our refuges and outreach centres for survivors and their children who have been subjected to domestic abuse and/or stalking. Changing Pathways gives individuals the opportunity to access counselling in a safe and confidential environment. Domestic abuse impacts on mental and physical
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