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The Dash Charity

Supporting people experiencing Domestic Abuse in the communities of East Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire for 45 years.

Our Achievements

We provide specialist support

We provide specialist support to adults and children experiencing mental health issues, modern slavery, immigration, trafficking, homelessness and complex needs associated with Domestic Abuse, empowering them to live a life beyond crisis and ensuring their voices are heard.

We help victims access free legal help, obtain injunctions, arrange for them to have screens and video-links if giving evidence at court and we will support them on the day.

We also speak up for them and advocate on their behalf with housing teams, police, social care. We provide safety devices to help them feel safer in their own home and help source donations of anything they need to make their life a little easier or a little brighter whilst they are trying to stay safe.

Our programmes help women, children and men recognise tactics of abuse, so they can feel more empowered and break the cycle of abuse.

Achievements

Each Year it is estimated that 

Key statistics about domestic abuse in England and Wales *

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People in the UK suffer some form of domestic abuse

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Female Victims (8.2% of the population)

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Male Victims (4% of the population)

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People in the UK are at high and imminent risk of being murdered or seriously injured as a result of domestic abuse
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Women per month are killed by a current or former partner in England and Wales
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of children living with domestic abuse are directly harmed by the perpetrator of the abuse, in addition to the harm caused by witnessing the abuse of others
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People in the UK are at high and imminent risk of being murdered or seriously injured as a result of domestic abuse
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Women per month are killed by a current or former partner in England and Wales
0%
of children living with domestic abuse are directly harmed by the perpetrator of the abuse, in addition to the harm caused by witnessing the abuse of others

What is

Guidance

Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, bullying, threatening, or violent behaviour, by a partner, ex-partner, or family member. But it isn’t just physical violence – domestic abuse includes emotional, physical, sexual, economic, and psychological abuse. Abusive behaviour can happen in any relationship and it can continue even after the relationship has ended.

Support

What We Do

Our Services

If you're experiencing domestic abuse we'll provide a range of services that will help to keep you safe and give you and your family a positive future

Covid 19

LGBTQ+

BAMER Abuse

For Men

Community Support

Children & Young people

Refuge Accomodation

COVID-19

For Essential Work

Supporting victims of domestic abuse has always been difficult, but now due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we find ourselves in unprecedented times.

We have a huge battle now. We need to both protect our staff and continue to provide essential support services to our clients.

We are asking you to give £10 monthly or one-off donation today. That’s £2.50 a week. Domestic abuse has risen by at least 30% in other countries affected by the virus and our community will be affected similarly.

We need to provide 1:2:1 support for the traumatised victims, young people and children we work with and without funding, this work cannot continue. Please give today if you are able to and please look after yourselves and your families.

Urgent Appeal

Victim Experiences

Domestic Abuse Stories

Samsa was a travelling salesman and above it there hung a picture that he had recently cut out of an illustration

Femi

I came into refuge last year after police were called by my neighbour. My partner had beaten me for over 4 hours – I

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Huma

From the beginning of my marriage, my husband hit me. I was treated like a slave. He was controlling and jealous, would spend our

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Liam

We supported Liam in our safehouse after the family had fled from violence at home. Liam barely spoke to anyone. Liam had been told

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Stories

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4 days ago
The Dash Charity

We know your pets mean a lot to you.
Abusers often exploit the strong emotional bonds between owners and their pets.

We have links with Dogs Trust who can arrange for your pet to be fostered if needed until you are safe. You can keep in touch with your pet, feel reassured that they are safe and cared for within a loving home (not a kennel or cattery) and it won't cost you anything financially. The lovely people at The Dogs Trust will cover all costs for vet's bills , toys, blankets and food for your pet and importantly they will be safe from emotional or physical harm.

We can also link in with other animal welfare organisations who can foster other pets such as reptiles, so don't let having a pet stop you from moving on from abuse.
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We know your pets mean a lot to you. 
Abusers often exploit the strong emotional bonds between owners and their pets. 

We have links with Dogs Trust who can arrange for your pet to be fostered if needed until you are safe. You can keep in touch with your pet, feel reassured that they are safe and cared for within  a loving home (not a kennel or cattery) and it wont cost you anything financially. The lovely people at The Dogs Trust will cover all costs for vets bills , toys, blankets and food for your pet and importantly they will be safe from emotional or physical harm.

We can also link in with other  animal welfare organisations who can foster other pets such as reptiles, so dont let having a pet stop you from moving on from abuse.
4 days ago
The Dash Charity

The vote is now open!
Post your blue token in the voting box each time you shop at the following stores to help support our refuge 'Cook and Eat' Project.

Happy shopping!
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The vote is now open! 
Post your blue token in the voting box each time you shop at the following stores to help support our refuge Cook and Eat Project. 

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4 days ago
The Dash Charity

Pop your blue token in the voting container each time you shop at these Tesco stores to help us win £1500 and support victims of domestic abuse in your local community. ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago
The Dash Charity

We will be at this fabulous event again! Spot us in our purple T-shirts kindly sponsored by KJ Smith solicitors.

Sign up, turn up or just enjoy! 💜So we are now just over 2 weeks away from the Beat the Boat 10km and Children's 1 mile fun run on Sunday 17th July. This is your last chance to get your entries in so for more info and entries please visit www.beattheboat.com today.

If you are already running then don't forget to book your spectator boat tickets for your family and friends to travel on one of our 5 large spectator boats. Do you have what it takes to Beat the Boat? We have boats scheduled to finish the course in 40,50,55,60 and 70 mins respectively.

The course is flat and traffic free as you make your way along the stunning Thames Path from Windsor in an out and back course. The Children's 1 mile fun run starts before our main race and allows time for the Children to finish and then make their way straight to the spectator boats to watch the main race.

We look forward to seeing you all on the 17th July

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We will be at this fabulous event again! Spot us in our purple T-shirts kindly sponsored by KJ Smith solicitors.

Sign up, turn up or just enjoy! 💜
5 days ago
The Dash Charity

Thank you so much to the fabulous team at SEGROplc Slough.
As part of their 'Day of giving' their team of 11 volunteers came to one of our refuge homes and completed a much-needed spruce up of the garden.

We bought a brand new children’s playhouse nearly a year ago but before we could use it we needed the old cabin dismantled and the new playhouse built. The SEGRO team came to our rescue!

Along with this, the area outside of our 'Starlight' cabin was overgrown and generally not very child friendly. SEGRO arranged for a large skip and 6 pallets of bark to be delivered onsite on the morning of the project to re-invigorate the space and generally make it a much nicer part of the garden.

The whole day was very well run and organised by their team - well done and thank you again for all your hard work!

#csr #volunteerfun #communitylove
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Looks fabulous great work by the volunteers!!

Looks great xx

That looks amazing, unrecognisable!! 😍

Awesome 👏

Well done SEGROplc!

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1 week ago
The Dash Charity

Thank you so much to the very lovely Phyllis Sigsworth who kindly donates all the proceeds from her book sales to our charity. This has raised over £2000 so far!

The memoirs of a police station clerk who became the highest-ranking policewoman across the provinces of England and Wales is a fabulous read - get your copy here:

www.waterstones.com/book/a-beat-from-the-heart-to-the-heart-of-power/david-harnby/phyllis-sigswor...

#author #books #BookRecs #bookworm #truestories
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Thank you so much to the very lovely Phyllis Sigsworth who kindly donates all the proceeds from her book sales to our charity. This has raised over £2000 so far! 

The memoirs of a police station clerk who became the highest-ranking policewoman across the provinces of England and Wales is a fabulous read - get your copy here:

https://www.waterstones.com/book/a-beat-from-the-heart-to-the-heart-of-power/david-harnby/phyllis-sigsworth/9781913532031

#author #books #bookrecs #bookworm #truestories
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