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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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White Ribbon Day 2017

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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…

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

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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,…

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Home Secretary Amber Rudd visits BCWA

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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…

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Launch of The Cedar Centre, Walsall

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We were delighted to hold the official launch of The Cedar Centre, Walsall’s new centre supporting victims of domestic abuse, on 28th July 2016. The Centre houses our newly-commissioned Walsall Domestic Violence & Abuse IDVA Support Service. This service will…

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New Mosaics at our Cedar Centre Sandwell

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Two new mosaics made by adults with learning disabilities are now the centrepiece of our Head Office in West Bromwich. Mayor of Sandwell, Councillor Julie Webb, unveiled the mosaics during a special visit on Monday 18 July. The mosaics were…

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BCWA is Black Country Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year

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We are very proud to announce that Sandwell Women’s Aid has won the Black Country Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year Award. These prestigious awards acknowledge and celebrate the best of local businesses. Our staff team attended the…

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