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Advance statement on domestic abuse homicides

Advance statement on domestic abuse homicides

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This week alone, we have heard the story of Kulsuma Akter who, while pushing her baby in a buggy, was killed by a man already known to both police and magistrates due to being on bail for assault and threats to kill her. We also heard the story of Holly Bramley, who was killed by […]

Shadow Cabinet visit Advance to talk about the ‘silent plague that ruins lives’

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During their tour of Advance’s West London Women’s Centre, the Shadow Cabinet members outlined the key recommendations of The Charging Commission, set up with the core purpose of delivering justice for victims, with a particular focus on victims of domestic abuse, rape and sexual assault. Yvette and Emily met frontline staff and talked to women […]

Advance Women’s Centres use grant to host wellbeing events

Fidelity is an independent grant-making foundation that provides funds to non-profit organisations in the UK to help them fulfil their mission. Motivational talks The events began with two sessions in Essex and Hertfordshire, which focused on equipping women with tools to improve and protect their wellbeing. Service Manager Shannon said: “Leanne came and gave us […]

Liz Mack joins Advance as CEO

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Liz Mack, new CEO of Advance, said: Liz’s previous work Liz has strategic leadership experience of a diverse portfolio of services enabling and supporting people facing multiple disadvantages to reach their potential. This portfolio includes adults and young people’s substance use, Care Quality Commission registered services, criminal justice services, ‘hidden harms’ and family provision, substance […]

Advance response to the autumn statement

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2 in 5 women supported by Advance in the last year have experienced financial difficulties and poverty. The cost-of-living crisis has exacerbated stress and anxiety around managing money for many of the women we support, and we’ve seen increases in requests for foodbank vouchers and the number of clients arriving for appointments hungry. It is […]

Advance statement on the King’s Speech

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The new Sentencing Bill must ensure that fully funded specialist support is in place for women who are given community-based sentences of less than 12 months to empower them to break the cycle of reoffending. We know from our experience of supporting women in contact with the criminal justice system, who are often sent to […]

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