Frank Mullane is a patron of ours and also CEO of AAFDA, here is a message from his team about AAFDA under current restrictions:
We are, sadly, seeing an increase in the level of fatal domestic abuse during this really difficult time. If you are working with a family or the friend of a family who has suffered the tragic loss of a loved one following domestic abuse, please do get in touch.
We wanted to start spreading good news by asking Champs about anything positive that they could share, here is one Champion's wonderful response. We want to thank Mandy for sharing her experience and welcome anything similar:
Being a Champion and attending the training gave me a fantastic insight into the area of domestic violence and the issues and danger faced by many.
We are regularly asked how people can make donations and, with the impending closure of wonderful.org, we have had to find a new one.We are therefore welcoming an expansion of our online shopping donation provider Give as you Live.
Here is some good news amidst all the gloom. It comes from Amanda (Panda) Phelan one of our great DA Champ Trainers in West Berks. Parents And Children Together do an amazing job with young children. Just click the title link to find her first news from PACT with some great suggestions for isolated kids:
We hope you're all keeping well during these challenging times. Our thoughts are with everyone, including those working around the clock to continue to provide essential services for our community. Thank you.
We are all having to cope with such changes to work and home life balance and it is difficult for everyone. We cannot though forget that this must be especially hard for those living with domestic abuse and we do need to consider how we can best support them.