Alliance Coordinator -12 month Contract – Youth Services

CHADD are currently recruiting a Young Person’s Alliance Coordinator to join the team in delivering support to young people who are looked after children. The Dudley Young Person’s Alliance is chaired by CHADD, with members Just Straight Talk, Accord Fry, YMCA Black Country Group, Stonewater and Top Church Training; a combination of supported housing & …

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About bloody time – but we still need help with period poverty

Last week we devoted International Women’s Day to the About Bloody Time campaign to tackle period poverty for the women of Dudley. This week the government confirmed that they will fund free sanitary products for schools in England.   Hurrah – great news and well done all who campaigned for this change! But This doesn’t deal …

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RISE Project Coordinator [youth services]

The RISE Project Coordinator will be responsible for developing and coordinating a programme of regular activities and events. As this is a new project we are seeking a self motivated, confident communicator who can make this happen and succeed. The ideal person will be creative, resourceful, organised, experienced in working with young people, excellent communication …

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It’s Never too Late an Independent Domestic Violence Advocate for people aged over 55 in Dudley

Outreach work to help victims of domestic abuse is a core part of CHADD’s work. In the last year we have developed this work with a new member of our team: Rani Kaur. Rani is an IDVA, an Independent Domestic Violence Advocate. She launched our new outreach service for people aged over 55. Here she …

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Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance session on housing and domestic abuse in Dudley

This morning we hosted Phil Azu for the first Midlands event from the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance.  It’s an opportunity to bring people together from a range of housing providers and other public services to improve how we recognise and tackle domestic abuse. Anna Gillespie, our Chief Executive, opened the morning and  provided the context for …

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The Dudley Group Domestic Abuse

‘This saves lives’ – CHADD’s domestic abuse training at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley

We’re halfway through a new programme to train medics and other staff at Russells Hall Hospital to help them recognise and act on domestic abuse. It’s a new partnership built on long-standing relationships between our own Karen Turnock and the safeguarding team at Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust.   Karen is clear about why it …

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Domestic Abuse & Housing Workshop

The link between housing, homelessness and domestic abuse is increasing and has been highlighted and championed by Alison Inman, CIH president 17/18. There is now significant evidence of the link between repairs, arrears, tenancy failure and incidents of domestic abuse.  At CHADD we work with 450 victims of domestic abuse each year and we see …

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dudley homeless and young people

Foyer gets stuck into to help a Dudley Homelessness Jam #dycjam

Yes that right, a homelessness Jam.  Some of the people who live in our Foyer have got involved with   Dudley Youth Council which has given itself  the brief to “Raise awareness of homelessness and increase services for young people” To start long term work on this the youth council organised a Jam: a full day …

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