Domestic Abuse

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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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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New Year Honour for Jane Clarke, Former CEO at CHADD

Jane Clarke, who retired as the Chief Executive of Dudley charity CHADD (Churches Housing Association of Dudley and District) two years ago, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honour’s list. Jane has received the award for services to vulnerable women and children in Dudley. Jane worked for CHADD for 28 years, starting …

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Never too Late – domestic abuse for older people and Women in Housing Awards

Some of us are in Manchester  this evening.  For an awards do. We think it’s the first time this has happened to CHADD staff. Not that we don’t think our work is good – we just haven’t been in the habit of hollering about it. We’re really looking forward to a whole night celebrating the achievements …

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The giggliest of giggles – or the wider benefit of our Fresh Steps course

Jenny has just finished our 8 week Fresh Steps Course. It helps people re-build the confidence that has been broken by domestic abuse and sets them up to start finding a job, perhaps learning again or take on a volunteering opportunity. For Jenny the work she’s done on Fresh Steps has helped her with a crucial …

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Never Too Late: Domestic abuse and older people in Dudley

With an increasing number of older people becoming victims of domestic abuse, a new service is being launched in Dudley to support this older age group. Delivered by CHADD, this innovative new service is able to provide tailored support to older victims of abuse thanks to funding from the Victim’s Fund provided by the West …

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