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Safe and secure housing crucial for rebuilding lives

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Solace Women’s Aid Chief Executive, Mary Mason, contributed to a recent article in Barnet Press about the local council’s requirement that domestic violence victims register as homeless before they can be rehoused.

 

“As a crime which takes place in the home, access to safe and secure housing is crucial for women and children seeking to rebuild their lives. It just does not make sense to create additional barriers to families in this situation,” she said.

 

She also noted that the council is participating in the North London Domestic Violence Reciprocal Agreement in which north London boroughs work together to rehouse domestic violence victims in a safe area.

 

http://www.barnet-today.co.uk/news.cfm?id=7308&headline=Domestic violence victims told to register as homeless to be rehoused

Solace calls on Government to fund refuges

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A supporter of the Women’s Aid SOS: Save Refuges, Save Lives campaign, Solace Women’s Aid is particularly worried about the effects of local authority caps on numbers of non-local women accessing services and the continued shift of funding from refuge services to prevention and perpetrator programmes.

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Press Release: Finding the Costs of Freedom

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2 June 2014

Solace launches new research demonstrating the long term impact of domestic violence

Today Solace Women’s Aid has launched the findings of a three year research project, Finding the Costs of Freedom, that examines how women and children rebuild their lives after domestic violence. Conducted in partnership with the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit (CWASU), this is the first longitudinal study of it’s kind in Europe.
Tracking 100 women who had accessed one or more of Solace Women’s Aid services, the research identified that for all of the participants, removing themselves from the immediate control of an abusive man was only the first step. Over 90% experienced post-separation abuse, indicating the critical need for specialist support for women in the period after leaving an abusive situation.

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Our Magnificent London Marathon Runners!

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A huge thank you to Melissa and John who ran the Virgin London Marathon on

Sunday raising valuable funds for Solace  - every penny is needed to answer the

daily calls from women in London needing support to escape violence.  I hope you

are as proud of yourselves as we are! – it’s a monumental achievement and we are

eternally grateful for your support.  Thank you from all the women and children

we help.  You can still donate at  :

http://www.justgiving.com/Melissa-Friedberg

http://www.justgiving.com/John-Hitchin1

Help them smash through their targets – Help them to change lives in London.

 

 

 

 

 

Hunter and the Bear supported us – Now it’s Eric!

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Hunter and the Bear who gave their time and talents last year to our Rock Against Violence Gig in Islington will be supporting the one and only Eric Clapton this summer.. We’re glad you like them Eric – we agree with you that they’re amazing live – all the best HATB with your exciting career! We’re big fans………

Melissa’s ready for the big day! Let’s cheer her on…..

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She shares her initials with Mo Farrah – so we know she’ll make it in round the full 26 miles in great time.  Join us in wishing the incredible Melissa Friedberg luck and energy on Sunday for the Virgin London Marathon and to our other Solace runner, John Hitchin.  Thank you to both of you for your amazing efforts ….

Click below to help her reach her target and help us to save lives!

http://www.justgiving.com/Melissa-Friedberg

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are you doing for Women’s Day – March 8th ?

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International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8th so spare a thought for the millions of women around the world who inspire us every day – mothers, sisters, friends, survivors, workers, bosses, artists, activists and inventors! Give a donation or become a regular donor by clicking below or donate to support our AMAZING MARATHON RUNNER MELISSA!  www.justgiving.com/Melissa-Friedberg

Enjoy the day and celebrate with us – Do something special for the women in your life!

Melissa’s Marathon – In training for the big event!

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Our heroine Melissa is training hard for the London Marathon on April 13th – Click read more below and donate to help her reach her £3,000 target and help her through those gruelling 26 miles!  We’re with you in spirit Melissa and eternally grateful for your fantastic fundraising efforts!  A marathon sized thank you to everyone who’s supporting her.

Please donate now at www.justgiving.com/Melissa-Friedberg

 

Rock Against Violence – 20th November 2013

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Millie Manders, Jake Morley and Hunter and the Bear will be playing live at O2 Academy Islington on Nov 20th… to support Solace Women’s Aid and have fantastic night out click below to purchase your tickets.


A fun filled evening with serious musical talent and all for a great cause…
Buy your tickets now at www.O2academyislington.co.uk and help save lives.  Check out these fantastic new talents at a great local London venue and help us raise money to support women and children affected by violence. If you can’t make the date and will sadly miss this unique event with silent auction and great raffle prizes then  make a donation at justgiving.com/RockAgainstViolence2013

Change a life today………………..Thank you for supporting Solace Women’s Aid.

 

 

Donors boost Summer Scheme in Barnet

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After a local campaign £375 has been raised in Barnet from local businesses and their employees for the borough’s Summer Scheme. The Summer Scheme offers activities and trips over the summer holidays for mothers and children living in refuges, which are fun and valuable opportunities to relax and unwind. We could not run these schemes without donations so would like to say a big thank you to the donors!

 

Jeremy Leaf and Co for donating £100.

White Rose Motors for donating £50.

Smart Autos, Whetstone for donating £50.

West End Carpet Co Ltd for donating £50.

Comnet Associates Ltd for donating £100

And a lovely £25 personal donation from an anonymous employee!

 

Thank you all for your support!

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