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BCWA News: BCWA

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

#itsnotok – supporting survivors of rape and sexual violence

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The Black Country Rape & Sexual Violence Service is here to help Black Country Women’s Aid supports over 9000 adults and children a year, who are affected by the trauma of violence, rape, and exploitation. As an Independent Sexual Violence…

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BCWA achieves Women’s Aid National Quality Standard

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We are very pleased to announce that BCWA has been awarded the Women’s Aid National Quality Standard, demonstrating the high standard of our support for survivors of domestic abuse and their children. The Women’s Aid National Quality Standards are a…

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Covid 19: BCWA is here for you

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Black Country Women’s Aid would like to reassure you that all of our services are available to support, help and advise you during this challenging time. We have a range of ways that you can contact us, and we will…

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NEW: Support for survivors of sexual violence in Walsall

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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…

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Tina’s Story raises domestic abuse awareness

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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….

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BCWA win £800K grant from Building Better Lives

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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…

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

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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…

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Nationwide grant helps BCWA meet local housing needs

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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…

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West Brom Building Society pledges support for BCWA

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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…

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Black Country Women’s Aid in the news

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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…

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