Voices have contributed to the new BANES Domestic Abuse leaflet.
This leaflet has been compiled for those exsperiencing domestic abuse and seeking support in the BANES area. There is a comprehensive list of contacts for local and national organisations offering a range of support.
Local Family Justice Board at University of the West of England Law School took place on Friday 19 May
A groundbreaking conference by the Local Family Justice Board at University of the West of England Law School took place on Friday 19 May, looking at how to improve responses to domestic abuse and support for adult and child survivors in family court processes. Our director Ursula spoke about family courts, coercive control and lived…
Cycle challenge in aid of domestic abuse charity
by Tamsin and Hannah (May / Hughes) About We have set ourselves the challenge of cycling over 680 miles across France and to fundraise for domestic abuse charity Voices. We’re new to bike touring and have been training for this challenge since September 2022. You can donate here: https://localgiving.org/fundraising/lostinfrance/ We hope our fundraiser will help…
Managing Emergency Alerts on your phone to stay safe if you’re experiencing domestic abuse
At 3pm, on Sunday 23 April, a siren-like emergency warning message will be sent to 4G and 5G mobile phones across the UK to test a new public-alert system. The message, which will appear on the home screens of mobile phones, will have sound and vibration for up to 10 seconds, even if a phone…
April Holiday Break for VOICES
During the school holidays VOICES will be closed from Monday 3rd April and will reopen on Tuesday 11th April. Group Programmes will resume the week starting 17th April, depending on the group, and we will let you know about your groups separately. Below are some numbers of other agencies that might be helpful, but in…
A Fundraising Evening at the Holy Trinity in Paulton. 29th March 2023 7:30pm
Holy Trinity Church in Paulton are kindly having a fundraising evening with refreshments in support of VOICES and people recovering from Domestic Violence. All welcome! Wednesday 29th of March at 7:30pm. Holy Trinity Church, Paulton, Bristol BA39 7LG. We hope to see you there.
The Domestic Abuse Commissioner’s Festival of Practice
Our CEO Ursula Lindenberg will be at The Domestic Abuse Commissioner’s Festival of Practice on the 28th and 29th of March, taking part in a panel discussion about commissioning of emotional support for individuals who have experienced domestic abuse, alongside Sue Penna, who developed the Recovery Toolkit and Natalie Collins who created the Own My…
Phenomenal Women 2023 with Viv Groskop
The Most Inspiring Women of 2023 : A Celebration of Female Achievement for International Women’s Day Tue, 14 March 2023, 17:45 – 19:30 The Gainsborough Bath Spa, Beau Street Bath BA1 1QY. All money raised will go to the Bath-based women’s charity Voices, which provides recovery support and advocacy for people affected by domestic abuse. Phenomenal…
We are closed today
We will be closed today 8/3/2023. This is due to weather conditions here in Bath
Bedfordshire Council Lived Experience Panel workshop
Seats at the table – Co-creating services with people with lived experience. Meaningful dialogue between services and people with lived experience is a 2-way street What is peer working? Why is it powerful?
International Women’s Day. A screening of “After Fred”
This International Women’s Day (Wednesday 8th March) we’ll be coming together to voice our solidarity in the celebration of women everywhere, and provide an opportunity to reach out in support of those women who are or have been denied their voice. Someone in our community who I would like to celebrate is award winning filmmaker,…
VOICES 16 Days of Activism Campaign
Voices has launched its local ‘16 Days of Activism’ campaign to highlight the issue of gender-based violence. The ‘16 Days’ run from 25 November, UN International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day.
VOICES closing on 19 September
VOICES will be closed for one day on the Bank Holiday, Monday 19th September, as the whole country says farewell to our Queen, Elizabeth II. RIP. Please remember the National Domestic abuse 24 hours helpline (0808 2000247) and emergency services (999) are still available for anyone who feels in danger of immediate harm. VOICES will be reopening services…
VOICES Spring break
Voices will be closed in the first week of the school holidays, from 11th – 17th April 2022. We will reopen on 18th April 2022 but there will be no groups running during the second week of the holidays.
A German school’s initiative for safety in public spaces
A vocational school in Hennef, Germany marked the 40th anniversary of the 16 Days of Activism with an unusual and inspiring initiative. The institution is one among a national network of “Courage Schools”, and their campaign showed that combatting violence against women and girls is everybody’s business.
Women’s Aid Campaign: DeserveToBeHeard
Women’s Aid are asking decision makers to recognise how domestic abuse affects women’s mental health, and to fund and work with specialist domestic abuse services, to include resourcing for a range of therapeutic and holistic mental health support.