BCWA News: Projects

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

Adventure therapy for children and young people

Fundraising

Posted: 27th September 2021

Earlier this year, we put out a call to help us fundraise for nature therapy sessions for children and young people accessing our service. We wanted to take them on an outward-bound adventure as part of our trauma informed interventions,…

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Launch of our safe-house for survivors of modern slavery

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Posted: 8th September 2021

Today Black Country Women’s Aid (BCWA) launched a brand new space for women who have escaped modern slavery in the UK. The specialist refuge features 12 safe, welcoming flats and a new reception centre for women rescued from modern slavery….

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BCWA awarded specialist funding for to support young, disabled and male victims

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Posted: 5th August 2021

We are pleased to announce that Black Country Women’s Aid has been granted funding from the Office of the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner to offer specialist support for young victims, disabled victims, and male victims of domestic abuse…

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BCWA win £800K grant from Building Better Lives

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Posted: 9th December 2019

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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Our Future: supporting young people affected by domestic abuse

Projects

Posted: 28th January 2019

Our Future is our brand new project, supported by funding from the Home Office Children Affected by Domestic Abuse fund. It will work with schools and colleges to support children and young people aged 5-18 who are affected by domestic…

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IRIS: working with GPs to combat domestic abuse

Projects

Posted: 1st October 2018

Domestic abuse and health IRIS is a national project which works with GPs to combat domestic abuse and make the most of their opportunities to reach vulnerable victims. The project offers training and advice for GPs and practice staff on…

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BCWA win a grant from BBC Children in Need

Projects

Posted: 27th September 2018

We are delighted to announce that BBC Children in Need has granted us a further three years’ funding to continue our specialist support work with children living with domestic abuse. 1 in 7 children and young people under 18 will…

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Nationwide grant helps BCWA meet local housing needs

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Posted: 27th September 2018

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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Become a Community Champion in Dudley

Projects

Posted: 12th December 2017

Our new Community Champions project in Dudley aims to help communities recognise and respond to domestic abuse. We will be working with individuals, community centres, schools, agencies, faith groups, libraries and more offering free training sessions on: Understanding what domestic…

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New Mosaics at our Cedar Centre Sandwell

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Posted: 1st August 2016

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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