MOJ COVID-19 Extraordinary Funding
With thanks to funding from the London Community Foundation as part of MOJ COVID-19 Extraordinary Funding, three specialist organisations have joined forces to engage with Hillingdon employers to help them understand and support staff experiencing domestic abuse. This initiative will engage with 150 local businesses with a reach of up to 5000 employees and develop 50 safe spaces. The partnership comprises of Hillingdon Women’s Centre, The Sharan Project and GroW and they are working closely with Hillingdon Council and the Safer Hillingdon Partnership’s Domestic Abuse Strategy to make Hillingdon a safer place to live, work and visit.
The London Community Foundation
We are The London Community Foundation, the charity for London’s grassroots. We specialise in supporting community-based organisations focused on helping disadvantaged London.
We’re passionate about London, its people, its communities and its vitality. But we also know that it’s a place that can exclude and marginalise. We believe grassroots organisations hold the key to improving the lives of the most disadvantaged. By shining a light on the key issues faced and supporting the best ideas to grow, we strengthen and nurture the network of local people solving local problems.
Partnership is at the heart of Belina’s approach, believing that it is by working together that we best support their participants. Our partnership with Canning Town Job Centre Plus has just been rewarded with a 2020 ERSA National Employability Award. GRoW will be delivering the training for the programme and look forward to working with employers to create workplace safespace.
The Sharan Project
Established in 2008, The Sharan Project supports women, particularly South Asian women, who have been affected by abuse or persecution and who have been disowned or estranged from their families due to forced marriage, domestic violence, honour-based abuse and other harmful practices. As a BAME specialist charity, we work to empower women to realise their potential and provide support, access to services, information, and resources towards successful independent living without fear.
Hillingdon Women’s Centre
Hillingdon Women’s Centre is a charity aimed to help vulnerable women within the local community. The charity helps women aged 18 and over with problems, relating to domestic abuse, homelessness, mental health, poverty & isolation. Hillingdon Women’s Centre is the only centre of its kind in the local area. They offer a holistic approach to enable women to improve their own lives and reach their full potential.
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