Black Country Women’s Aid News

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

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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A big thank you to Experience Days!

Fundraising

£300 was raised and this money will pay for therapy for children to overcome the trauma of Domestic Violence and gain coping skills Thank you experience days ! Fantastic experiences available.

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Our Future: supporting young people affected by domestic abuse

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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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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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IRIS: working with GPs to combat domestic abuse

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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

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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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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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