Aviva Community Fund - LeapFrog Domestic Abuse project
Well, it's that time again - the Aviva Community Fund scheme is open and we really need your help!
As you may already know, our LeapFrog service supports individuals in situations of domestic abuse and we would like to be able help more people to improve the quality of their lives in the future and #SayNo to domestic abuse.
No person should be abused by a partner; let alone a child having to witness this and the impact it can have on a young mind.
Merseyside Police figures showed officers responded to 6,893 calls of domestic abuse in Wirral in 2014, and there have been five domestic abuse murders in Wirral since 2012. This will undoubtedly have a profound effect on children who witness these harrowing scenes. This has potentially long term effects on children and, at present, the Leapfrog scheme is the only established project on Wirral to allow them to cope with what they have witnessed and /or experienced.
Without a statutory obligation to provide such a service, we believe it is still an essential service to change the acceptance of domestic abuse for our younger generation.
Your votes will help us to secure funding and allow us to continue a very worthy cause which many people tend to shy away from discussing, acting upon or simply do not realise what a hidden danger this is to young people.
Additionally, it will raise the profile of what is often a hidden and unheard of danger and let us support our young people and help them to keep their childhood; something which the majority of us take for granted.
Leapfrog is the only Wirral-based programme that's run for women and children who have experienced domestic abuse.
Leapfrog is a safe space for children and young people to talk about their experiences.
We support both women and children and re build relationship and trust again.
Voting takes less than 3 minutes and could help change a child's life forever.
Please help. To vote, click here
The Advocacy Service providing Care Act, Generic, Carers Advocacy and IMHA Service (still based at Clatterbridge) has moved under the management of Involve Northwest. Both services will remain the same in terms of delivery for this period of time.
We also have an arrangement to offer free holistic therapies to carers and clients of our services on the 3rd Friday of every month. A New Advocacy Hub contract goes live on the 1st Feb, further information will be provided around this soon.
We appreciate changes like this can be extremely confusing for people accessing services and indeed for professionals knowing where to direct/refer individuals who require advocacy.
We want to make certain there is as little impact on clients as possible and minimal disruption to service activity. It is important people are made aware of the change and know that they can still access the services.
Any queries or to make a referral, please get in touch! Referrals and Enquiries: 0151 644 4617
** Please note that both services do not provide advice with debt, form filling or support with benefit issues**