Cheshire Without Abuse
Cheshire Without Abuse works with anybody that is or has been affected by domestic abuse through a range of services, includinng crisis accommodation, specialist intensive 1:1 support, and therapeutic recovery programmes
The charity has been supported with an extended grant of £124,000 over six years by Lloyds Bank Foundation.
Cheshire Without Abuse have also benefited from support from our Enhance programme. Chief Executive Saskia said:
"Enhance has been transformational. It doesn't specifically change the way we change our services, but what it's done is really strengthen the systems and processes behind that service delivery.
As part of their Enhance support, the charity were paired with a Mentor from Lloyds Banking Group called Alison Armstrong. Saskia added:
"What's really stunned me is the similarity between a huge organisation like Lloyds Bank and a small local charity like ourselves. She has really prompted me personally to become a better leader for the organisation"
One service user had lived for 14 years in a domestic violence relationship. She said:
"I really really don't know what I would have done without them. I'd probably still be there, scared, cooking tea for 6 o'clock. It was like walking out of a dark place to a sunny place on the other side."