Saving Lives, Changing Lives

Advance, is an award-winning innovative charity, enabling women and girls to lead safe, violence-free and equal lives, so that they are able to actively engage with society.

We are led by and for women, supporting those experiencing domestic abuse to be safe and take back control of their lives, and helping those who have committed crime or are at risk of offending, to break the cycle and keep families together.

Advance provides emotional and practical support tailored to women’s needs, and evoke change by working within the system and engaging with professionals within statutory agencies.

Our impact for survivors and their children

Advance reached 20 years of service in 2018, supporting women to end violence and abuse. Thousands of women every year transform their lives with our services and this positively impacts on hundreds of children too.

In the year ended 31 March 2019, through our service delivery programmes, we reached out to thousands of women and children (aged 5+) survivors of abuse…
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direct referrals of domestic abuse and other forms of violence

(2017/18 2,688)

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children with their mothers affected by domestic abuse directly supported

(2017/18 1,051)

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were contacted by our advocates
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direct referrals

(2,034 in total 
1,283 in 2017/18)

The women and girls we supported told us our work impacted them positively…
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women said that they felt safer
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of women were at reduced risk following the support
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of women reported a reduction in abuse due to support
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of women said that they felt their quality of life and well-being had improved

Our impact for women in the Criminal Justice System

We enable women to break the cycle of offending and develop a better quality of life by supporting them across their needs. In doing this, women achieve increased safety, improved confidence, self- esteem and life skills, and are better able to access the support that they need.

In the year ended 31 March 2019, we reached out to almost 1,300 women and young women aged 15+…
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referrals of women and young women

(2017/18 – 757)

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London boroughs Where our Minerva services were available
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Women Centres providing a safe place to go for support in West and North/East London
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of women contacted
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engaged with the services offered
The women and young women we supported told us our work impacted them positively…
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women said that they felt safer as a result of support provided
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of women reported more confident in gaining employment
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of women reported an improved quality of life after being supported by our service
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of women using our service reported reduction in drug and alcohol use
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of women reported improved health and well-being
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of women reported a positive change in their support needs as a result of using our services

Our annual reports

2019 Annual Report
2019 Annual Accounts
2018 Annual Report & Accounts