BCWA News: BCWA

Find out about our latest projects and events, and new developments.

NEW: Support for survivors of sexual violence in Walsall

BCWA

Our Black Country Rape and Sexual Violence Service supports women, children and men who have experienced rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse. For over ten years, we have worked across Sandwell, Dudley and Wolverhampton. Now, with support from the…

Find out more

Tina’s Story raises domestic abuse awareness

BCWA

Tina’s Story is a short film launched by the Safer Sandwell Partnership on Monday 25 November to mark White Ribbon Day and International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Tina Billingham was murdered by her partner in 2017….

Find out more

BCWA win £800K grant from Building Better Lives

BCWA

The funding will enable us to purchase and refurbish our current refuge, which offers 13 flats for women who have escaped modern-day slavery. We will also build a multi-purpose extension which will enable us to offer more therapeutic work and…

Find out more

Guru Nanak Gurdwara lights up purple to mark domestic abuse awareness month

BCWA

Smethwick’s most iconic building and one of the largest Sikh Gurdwaras in the UK, the Guru Nanak Gurdwara Smethwick has joined up with Black Country Women’s Aid to go purple as part of a push for domestic abuse awareness. October…

Find out more

Nationwide grant helps BCWA meet local housing needs

BCWA

The funding will support our new project, called VALARIE: Vulnerable Adults Leaving Abusive Relationships in an Emergency. It will reach out to older victims in particular, who often suffer in silence. They may also have health or mobility issues which…

Find out more

West Brom Building Society pledges support for BCWA

BCWA

Colleagues at the West Brom Building Society, the region’s largest building society have chosen to raise funds for Black Country Women’s Aid over the next 12 months. Donations will be used to enhance our services for women, men and children…

Find out more

Black Country Women’s Aid in the news

BCWA

BCWA has supported victims of modern slavery since 2011, alongside national partner and commissioner The Salvation Army. Since 2011 we have supported 587 women and men of over 30 different nationalities, which is a sad testimony to the large scale…

Find out more

White Ribbon Day 2017

BCWA

For White Ribbon Day 2017, members of the Safer Sandwell Partnership renewed their pledge to do everything within their power to eradicate violence against women and girls. To mark White Ribbon Day 2017 (25 November), the Safer Sandwell Partnership is…

Find out more

Sandwell Women’s Aid becomes Black Country Women’s Aid

BCWA

In 2016 Sandwell Women’s Aid will officially become Black Country Women’s Aid, to reflect the scope of our work across the region. From Sandwell to the Black Country: Our 30-year history Sandwell Women’s Aid was first established 30 years ago,…

Find out more

Home Secretary Amber Rudd visits BCWA

BCWA

Home Secretary Amber Rudd visited Black Country Women’s Aid refuge in Sandwell on 28th October to hear about the experiences of women who have fled domestic abuse and so-called ‘honour-based’ violence.   The Home Secretary had a guided tour of…

Find out more

Stay updated and sign up to our newsletter