Support for Businesses

“As businesses we must be alive to the signs of domestic abuse and ensure we have a culture in place that offers our people sanctuary as well as the resources, emotional and practical support they need if they are ready to accept it.”

Catherine Bell, Contributor to

There are many ways an organisation can address domestic abuse. No matter the size or nature of your business or organisation it is vital you are prepared to support your employees with issues surrounding domestic abuse.

Considering this not only displays good corporate social responsibility, which sits well within your Wellbeing Strategy, it also makes good business sense.

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Why does your business need help from BWP?

Our aim is to support any individual in the business community, especially those in Broxtowe and Nottingham who want our help.

Your employees can be affected by domestic abuse at any time. It can affect their work performance and frequently leads to time off work.

This has a direct impact on your business. With 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men experiencing domestic abuse in their adult lives you will have employees that require support.

The cost of domestic abuse to businesses is estimated at £1.9 billion a year due to decreased productivity, time off work, lost wages, and sick pay.

Only 5% of businesses have a specific policy or guidelines in place.

Debt solutions provider, PayPlan, told us:

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Debt solutions provider, PayPlan, told us:

PayPlan first approached Broxtowe Women’s Project in 2018, to see what we could do as an organisation to support victims-survivors of domestic abuse.

“The Partnership Manager, Chris’s enthusiasm and passion to support service users is evident to see, and this has helped us an organisation to devise, continually update and deliver training and awareness throughout the financial sector.

“Chris’ knowledge, guidance and ongoing support has been invaluable to us and instrumental in enhancing the support we offer to clients disclosing domestic abuse.

“BWP’s input in helping us shape our employee wellbeing programme has also been greatly appreciated.”

On working with BWP, Alfreton based Lear Corporation said:

On working with BWP, Alfreton based Lear Corporation said:

“We first approached BWP because we wanted to work with an organisation that supported women in our community as part of Lear’s Global Resources and Opportunities for Women (GROW) initiative.

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“When we first met with BWP’s Partnership Manager, we were overwhelmed with the work she and the project did for local families.

“BWP are really supportive and have invited us along to a few events to better understand their work and what we can do as a Company to raise awareness.

“We’re very excited to launch a lunch and learn in the coming weeks for our employees, as well as inviting them to a wellbeing walk to open up the conversation around Domestic Abuse.”

What can we do for your business?

Broxtowe Women’s Project (BWP) is here to support you develop a business case for producing a Domestic Abuse Policy, as well as designing and implementing the policy.

We can help in various ways including:

  • Developing a bespoke support package based on the needs of your business
  • Providing awareness sessions to better equip your business to support those affected by domestic abuse
  • Providing resources for your employees to have access to relevant support agencies both locally and nationally
  • Advising you on policy and procedure to support your employees
  • Being available for you to contact us for confidential support, information, or signposting

BWP can also assist your organisation in achieving quality standards too, including:

For more information or to discuss your organisations needs, please contact our Partnership Officer, Chris Harris, by emailing