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 continues to support women and children to end domestic abuse and other forms of gendered violence, enabling them to be safer and lead a better quality of life. There is an increasing high level of need for support for survivors of domestic abuse, with 4,996 referrals made to Advance this year.

In the year ended 31 March 2020, through our service delivery programmes, we reached out to thousands of women and children survivors of abuse…
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direct referrals across all domestic abuse services
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Of those referred were contacted
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engaged with the services offered by our Advocates.
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
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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.

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 2020, through our Minerva and related services, we reached out to women and young women aged 15+…
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referrals of women and young women
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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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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 reported more confidence in gaining employment
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of women reported improved health and well-being
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of women using our service reported reduction in drug and alcohol use

Our annual reports

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