A safe, just and equal world for women

Advance statement on the Met VAWG action plan

Advance statement on the Met VAWG action plan

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The Metropolitan Police have published their updated VAWG action plan, setting out their 10 commitments to tackling violence against women. Whilst this updated plan is a positive step forward, the commitments must go much further to improve the current structures and responses of the Met Police to ensure women’s safety from domestic abuse and holds […]

Christmas card fundraiser at Advance’s Hampshire centre

Advance’s Women’s centres are vital outlets of community-based support. calm, safe, welcoming spaces for women to come along, meet with advocates and be involved in events and activities with other women. Advance Hampshire Co-ordinator Lied M said: The craft sessions are run by Creatful CIC, an enterprise sharing creativity in Hampshire to boost wellbeing and […]

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 joins scheme to break the cycle of homelessness

Shelter’s Breaking the Cycle programme is a specialist service available to those receiving ongoing support from a partner organisation such as Advance. Women fleeing domestic abuse or leaving custody, often face homelessness and economic exclusion as a consequence. Not having a fixed address can prevent you opening a bank account. Not having a bank account […]

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 […]

Advance opens its new centre in Essex to support women in contact with the criminal justice system

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Advance is the leading charity supporting over 2700 women in contact with the criminal justice system each year, nationally. In addition to Essex, Advance also works in partnership with 12 local and national women’s service providers and statutory services in Hampshire, Thames Valley, Kent, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Greater London. Advance’s Chief Executive, Niki Scordi, said: […]