Black Country Women’s Aid News

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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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Sandwell Women’s Aid mourns the loss of Margaret O’Neill

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Sandwell Women’s Aid said a tearful farewell to our founder member and Chairperson Margaret O’Neill on a beautiful autumnal day on 24th September. Tributes were paid to Margaret, who passed away following a sudden illness, at the humanist service at…

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West Midlands Domestic Abuse Standards launch at our headquarters

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West Midlands Regional Domestic Abuse Standards Launch at Sandwell Women’s Aid 48 cases of domestic violence crime every day in the West Midlands as new standards are signed-up to for a co-ordinated response. Groups from across the public and voluntary…

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New projects bring domestic abuse support to Sandwell health services

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Domestic Abuse and Health We are pleased to announce two new partnership projects bringing domestic abuse awareness and support to Sandwell health services. There are an estimated 10,000 victims of domestic abuse across Sandwell. Many of them will access health…

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