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Volunteers are extremely important for charities, and without their support and the donation of their time, we would not be able to achieve as much as we do. To celebrate International Volunteers Day on the 5th December we want to share the story of one of our volunteers, Denise. Denise is one of our children and young people volunteers.
Today the Government set out its proposed funding plans for the supported housing sector - of which domestic violence refuges make up just 1%.
The proposals made by the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) do not protect specialist refuge provision and will make it even more difficult for victims to flee domestic violence and abuse.
The High Sheriff of Wiltshire Nicky Alberry requests the pleasure of your company at her charity event. 'Uncelebrated Journey' will take place on 6th October 2018 at the Wyvern Theatre and will showcase Swindon talent and tell Swindon's story hrough a variety of live performances. Tickets from the box office 01793 524481 or via www.swindontheatres.co.uk It promises to be a spectaular evening please join us there !
SWA Community Services Team are holding a Band Night to raise awareness in the local community of the support we can provide to victims and survivors of domestic abuse. All proceeds raised will enable us to continue to provide vital support to those in need.
The event will take place on Saturday 25th February 2017 at the Vic, Old Town, Swindon and doors will open at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £5+p&p and can be purchased below. Age 18+ only.
I Got Flowers Today
I got flowers today; it wasn’t my birthday or any other special day.
We had our first argument last night and he said a lot of
cruel things that really hurt me.
I know he is sorry and doesn’t mean it.
I got flowers today; it wasn’t our anniversary or any other special day.
Last night he threw me into the wall and choked me.
It seemed like a nightmare - I couldn’t believe it was real.
I woke up this morning all bruised and sore.
I know he must be sorry as he sent me flowers.
This Positive Relationships course is run by BGSW Community Rehabilitation Company, in partnership with Swindon Borough Council and other local agencies. It is a short, 10 session course for men and is also free of charge.
This course is for you (or your client) if you: