Impact Report 2022

Today we launch our Impact Report for 2021-2022. This year was a time of remarkable challenges, change, organisational reflection as well as achievements. 
 
Our incredible staff managed to support 29,205 women, children & non-binary people. This is a time to say a huge thank you to our staff, partners & supporters as we are all committed to providing creative & safe services for all.  
 
To find out about the invaluable support that our services provided, please read the report in full, but here are some of the highlights; 
 
Our Accommodation service supported 1,049 women 
51% of those who were supported by our Multiple Disadvantage service had accessed various health services & were better able to manage 
84% of our North London Rape Crisis service users had an increased understanding of survivors’ right & choices 
3.1 months was the average case length for those who used Our Advice & Support service – this was a decrease from 6 months during the previous year 
4,284 lives were affected by talks & seminars in schools & seminars with young people  
Our Therapeutic service provided 7,366 hours of support 
Our partnership with Ascent Advice & Counselling achieved 14,000 individual counselling sessions  
Our partnership with Ascent Advice Plus provided 2,085 women with support through the East & West London hub 
The Casa project supported 28 women in safe & affordable properties
The Crisis partnership project support 73 women with no recourse to public funds 
The Labyrinth project supported 14,557 women 
There were 653 applications to the Women’s Empowerment Fund 
Our Fundraising team received the value of £90,391 in professional pro bono services  
There were 5,083 professional & external trainings supported by our Training team 
We received 4,588 volunteer & professional hours
 
During the year, we also; 
  
Created an Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) action plan, together with employees, volunteers & trustees & we are committed to ensuring that our beneficiaries who access our services experience the same values that we uphold within the charity  
 
Created our powerful new charity film, showcasing our services & demonstrating how they change the lives of women & children 
 
Launched our five-year strategy that will help shape our work & steer Solace into an exciting & brave new future 
 
Introduced Freya, our Virtual Assistant providing advice & support 24 hours a day 
 
2021-22 also saw a significant political & public focus on issues relating to violence against women & girls, following the increased prevalence of domestic abuse during the pandemic & the many recent tragic femicides. In our new public affairs function, we sought to ensure that the voice of the survivors we support & our frontline workers were represented in key developments around the response to MVAWG, particularly around housing & the criminal justice process.  

To read the full report, click here Impact Report 2022