Our vision is that women and their families who are affected by domestic abuse in Broxtowe are empowered to feel safe, to take control of their lives and to lead safer lives.
Women receive an excellent bespoke service from Broxtowe Women’s Project
We believe that all women and their families who are affected by domestic abuse should receive high quality care and support. We take a holistic approach to deliver excellent services that are tailored to the needs of the individual. Our service users remain at the heart of all our service development.
Women have access to other supportive services
We believe that women experiencing domestic abuse should have access to appropriate housing, emergency services and wraparound support. We work to equip agencies with the knowledge and understanding to effectively support women.
Women are empowered
Women are empowered, able to live safely and take control of their lives.
Our community is aware of domestic abuse
Everyone in Broxtowe has a greater awareness of domestic abuse and its impact.
Children are safe and happy
The children of women experiencing domestic abuse live safer lives and are happy, confident and successful.
Broxtowe Women’s Project was set up in January 2001 to provide an information and support service for women living in Broxtowe who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse.
The Project was developed by Broxtowe Women’s Issues Network, a group of women and men from various agencies focusing on women’s issues in the Broxtowe Borough, particularly domestic abuse. They identified a gap in resources and created Broxtowe Women’s Project to provide much needed support to families and children experiencing domestic abuse.
The Project became a full member of Women’s Aid Federation of England in 2005 and is a women only organisation. On February 1st 2009, the Project became a company limited by guarantee.
The work we do is only possible thanks to the many funder’s who support us. We would like to thank our funder’s both past and present for helping to sustain our service.
It was one of those cases where I got a chilled feeling when the lady who’d just been referred to me was describing her situation with her husband. I completed a risk assessment form (DASH) which we as outreach workers do for all new referrals. Her score was only medium risk, not supposedly serious enough … Continue reading Coercive Control