SafeNet Domestic Abuse Support Services specialist Every Day Free project has received £272,360 worth of funding over the next three years from the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund to fund four members of staff at its recovery refuge.
The project which is part of SafeNet’s Jane’s Place Recovery Refuge will fund the amazing work the dedicated support workers do 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to keep women and children safe and free from domestic abuse.
Every Day Free funding ensures SafeNet can continue to provide the specialist support that recovery from domestic abuse requires.
Thanks to Big Lottery three domestic abuse support workers and a drug and alcohol support worker are funded for at least the next three years at Jane’s Place.
Jane’s Place is the first purpose built specialist 24/7 refuge provision in the North West that supports women and their children who as well as fleeing and recovering from domestic abuse are facing complicated and challenging health issues where additional support is necessary. The team at SafeNet work tirelessly to ensure the best network of support is put forward for the women in the refuge.
An incredible amount of effort and focus has been channelled into supporting complex needs such as; higher level mental health issues, drug and alcohol dependency and offending behaviours to remove barriers so that women and their children can live a healthy life and look towards a positive future.
Jane’s Place enables individuals who would not necessarily be able to access traditional Refuge facilities due to their complex needs and is named in memory of Jane Clough, a nurse who worked to help people in need live healthier lives, whose parents are patrons of SafeNet, tirelessly campaigning for legislative changes to increase the safety of anyone experiencing domestic abuse.
Andrya Prescott, SafeNet’s Business Development Manager, said:
“We are absolutely delighted that the Big Lottery have funded the vital support work our Every Day Free Project team do. The women in Jane’s Place are over the moon too.
“We hold a variety of fundraising activities, including cake sales, supporters of our work swimming the channel and our employees taking part in the Burnley FC Turf Sleepout, but the funding from The Big Lottery means we are a giant step closer to our goal of Jane’s Place being fully funded.”
SafeNet help and support women, children and men who are escaping domestic abuse and violence of all kinds, they operate across the North West with a variety of different service offerings.
To find out more about Jane’s Place and SafeNet please visit www.safenet.org.uk