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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
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
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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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3 days ago
The Dash Charity

Wow! We have a lot of people to thank this week!
Thank you to:
💜Helene Bechtel
💜Melissa Miles
💜Breanna Cull
💜Tom Curry
💜Guilliana Graniti
💜Jenny Cookman
💜Christopher Cwik
💜Dwight White
💜Denise Scott
💜Hannah Crosby

You lot are AMAZING!! Thankyou so much for donating via our @amazon Wish List (link in bio)

Some of the orders have already started to arrive - giant chalk for fun in the gardens at refuge, weighted blankets, puzzles and games, and much more to come!

You are all ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Wow! We have a lot of people to thank this week! 
Thank you to:
💜Helene Bechtel 
💜Melissa Miles
💜Breanna Cull
💜Tom Curry
💜Guilliana Graniti
💜Jenny Cookman
💜Christopher Cwik
💜Dwight White
💜Denise Scott 
💜Hannah Crosby 

You lot are AMAZING!! Thankyou so much for donating via our @amazon Wish List (link in bio) 

Some of the orders have already started to arrive - giant chalk for fun in the gardens at refuge, weighted blankets, puzzles and games, and much more to come! 

You are all ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
3 days ago
The Dash Charity

Did you know we now have a 'Friends of Dash' Facebook group?
Find the group, add yourself on , invite your friends and family to join and help us raise our profile and raise funds so we can keep supporting local families experiencing domestic abuse this summer.

The events we are supporting are great fun - it only takes a few hours of your time, you meet great people and it's a chance to give something back to your local community.

Go to the group to find out more or email anna@thedashcharity.org.uk if you want to join in. Tutus optional!! 🤩🤩💜

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Did you know we now have a Friends of Dash Facebook group? 
Find the group, add yourself on , invite your friends and family to join and help us raise our profile and raise funds so we can keep supporting local families experiencing domestic abuse this summer. 

The events we are supporting are great fun - it only takes a few hours of your time, you meet great people and its a chance to give something back to your local community. 

Go to the group to find out more or email anna@thedashcharity.org.uk if you want to join in. Tutus optional!! 🤩🤩💜

#fundraisingevent #localcharity #communitylove #makeadifference
3 days ago
The Dash Charity

Today we are saying thank you to Andy's Garden Maintenance for sorting out the garden at refuge.
This may seem like just a bit of mowing and cutting but it was a bit of a mammoth task and importantly it creates a nicer space for our families to play together and sit outside.
This is important as life in refuge can be stressful and recovering from domestic abuse isn’t easy.
Thankyou so much Andy- you are a ⭐️
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5 days ago
The Dash Charity

It's the start of summer and we have lots of activities planned for the children we support.
We have updated our Amazon Wish List to include some outdoor toys and items for craft and activity sessions on sunny days.
Please donate if you can and share and help make this a summer of fun, fun, fun !

#donate #children #localcharity #funinthesun
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Its the start of summer and we have lots of activities planned for the children we support. 
We have updated our Amazon Wish List to include some outdoor toys and items for craft and activity sessions on sunny days. 
Please donate if you can and share and help make this a summer of fun, fun, fun ! 

#donate #children #localcharity #funinthesun
5 days ago
The Dash Charity

It's the start of summer and we have lots of activities planned for the children we support.
We have updated our Amazon Wish List to include some outdoor toys and items for craft and activity sessions on sunny days.
Please donate if you can and share and help make this a summer of fun, fun, fun !

www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/9OSLMDKHLCSZ/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist

#donate #children #localcharity #funinthesun
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Its the start of summer and we have lots of activities planned for the children we support. 
We have updated our Amazon Wish List to include some outdoor toys and items for craft and activity sessions on sunny days. 
Please donate if you can and share and help make this a summer of fun, fun, fun ! 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/9OSLMDKHLCSZ/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_1?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist

#donate #children #localcharity #funinthesun
1 week ago
The Dash Charity

Yesterday we celebrated our charity’s 45th birthday.
We heard from our Chair of Trustees about how proud she was of our team.
Our team of 21 supported 1902 people experiencing domestic abuse last year - isn’t that amazing?!!!

Not just support but good quality, caring, specialist and personalised support. That’s what Dash are all about and why our staff stay with us. It’s not just a job for us, it’s a passion to do the right thing for our clients, to get them the help they need and we work together to achieve that.

It was great to see some of our supporters too, many of whom have championed our cause for many years - we couldn’t do this without you.

Here’s to the next 45 years!🥂🍾🎂💜
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Yesterday we celebrated our charity’s 45th birthday. 
We heard from our Chair of Trustees about how proud she was of our team.
Our team of 21 supported 1902 people experiencing domestic abuse last year - isn’t that amazing?!!!

Not just support but good quality, caring, specialist and personalised support. That’s what Dash are all about and why our staff stay with us. It’s not just a job for us, it’s a passion to do the right thing for our clients, to get them the help they need and we work together to achieve that. 

It was great to see some of our supporters too, many of whom have championed our cause for many years - we couldn’t do this without you. 

Here’s to the next 45 years!🥂🍾🎂💜

Comment on Facebook

Really brilliant work you are doing. Am I right in saying you don’t cover Slough anymore and that it is Hestia? If so I would love to talk to someone about how we get you back to Slough. The service is 😩 at the moment from what I am hearing...

Awesome!!!! 🦉🎉🌻

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