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.

We reached out to more women and children than ever before

The number of women and children being referred for support and using our services, both directly and through our partners, continued to increase. Repeated lockdowns and social distancing restrictions through the year led to even more isolation for women putting them at further risk of harm. Our services and support were even more critical and became a life-line for women, letting them know they were not alone.

In the year ended 31 March 2021, through our service delivery programmes, we reached out to thousands of women and children…
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Referrals received to our services in total
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women and children referred directly to our domestic abuse services
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women and young women in contact with the criminal justice system referred for one to- one support
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Women Centres providing a safe place to go for support across London and the East of England
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engaged with the services offered

Our impact for domestic abuse survivors and their children

The women and girls we supported through our domestic abuse services told us our work impacted them positively…
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of women said that they felt safer
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of women were at reduced risk
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of women reported a reduction in abuse
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of women said that their quality of life and well-being had improved
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of young people reported increased awareness of various forms of VAWG and where to access help

Our impact for women in the criminal justice system

The women and young women we supported through our criminal justice services told us our work impacted them positively…
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of women reported improved health and well-being
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of women said that they felt safer from abuse
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young women (15-24 years old) reported healthier relationships
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of women said that they had enhanced parenting skills
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of women reported reduction in drug and alcohol use

Our annual reports

2021 Annual Report
2020 Annual Report
2019 Annual Accounts
2018 Annual Report & Accounts