Cupcakes for Breakfast - Is that what poverty looks like?

Davine takes us through her life so far, touching on her experiences as a mother, a dedicated volunteer in Manchester, and a user of the social security system, asking why there is not equal access to the systems and structures that are supposed to protect us all from harm.  

Potentially game changing Legal Challenge to the Legal aid DA means test

Fitzgerald Solicitors went to the high court to challenge the financial eligibility, or means rules that prevent so many women getting access to free legal support to protect themselves and their children from abuse, even when in terms of their income, they qualify for legal aid.

Trustee - Wearside Women in Need

Application deadline: Sunday, 16 August, 2020 - 16:30 

WWiN is a dynamic Sunderland-based organisation with expert, dedicated staff and a highly engaged and strategic Board. We are looking to recruit new trustees to join the Board as we embark on an exciting period of development, opening new services and implementing community-wide approaches to tackling domestic abuse.

Sexual Exploitation Caseworker - A Way Out

Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 - 17:00 Based: Stockton Fixed Salary £22,923 Per Annum Employer: A Way Out

Sexual Exploitation Caseworker, full time (37.5 hrs pw), salary £22,923

Complex Domestic Abuse Service Support Worker Vacancy

South Tyneside £18,825 per annum 37 hours per week (Fixed term until 31st March 2021) Closing Date – 14th June 2020     

About you

Do you have experience of working with people who have experiences of domestic abuse? Do you have experience of supporting socially disadvantaged and vulnerable people who have complex needs? Do you have experience and/or willingness to work with clients who may demonstrate challenging behaviour?

Community Fund-raiser post for Way Out, Tees Valley

 Way Out is a successful and developing outreach and prevention charity established in 2002.  Serving the Tees Valley area we are a charity with a difference.  Our approach is asset based and trauma informed aiming to engage, empower and equip vulnerable and excluded women, families and young people to live lives free from harm, abuse and exploitation and to reduce life limiting choices and behaviours. 

Baby Steps: Gender division of childcare during the Covid-19 pandemic

University of Bristol has written a paper on the gender division of childcare during the Covid-19 pandemic. Their research shows that Covid women were doing 65% more childcare than fathers but since the pandemic fathers contribution has increased but the increase has been driven by more time not working rather than the increase in childcare need. The research highlights that the additional burden of childcare is only shared more equally when men have more time on their hands.

 

Black Lives Matter - Reading Race

The last few weeks have been particularly difficult for the BAME community. The review published by Public Health England  has confirmed that the risk of dying among those diagnosed with coronavirus is higher within BAME groups than in white ethnic groups. 

Update from Northumbria PCC on domestic abuse actions

Message from Kim McGuinness, Police and Crime Commissioner:

"The Coronavirus pandemic has hit many of our communities hard, and our members, volunteers and councillors who work so hard locally, will know first-hand just how hard it’s been for so many.

I've continued to support many of those neighbourhoods with a specialist funding pot for local support groups, with targeted funds to tackle domestic abuse and by keeping work going to support young people in particular through the Violence Reduction Unit, but I know there's more to do.

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