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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
0
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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2 days ago
The Dash Charity

We regularly collate feedback from the ladies attending our Freedom Programme support group.
Here's what they had to say:

"Meeting other ladies that have been through similar situations, talking within a trusted group the team have helped me in many ways."

"t was an eye opener for me. I didn’t know anything about narcissism and why we tend to fall for them. This workshops not only helps us go through our pain but also made us aware that many others went through the same. I don’t feel ashamed anymore."

"DASH has been extremely supportive through all it services. The staff are amazing, knowledgeable and supportive. They always give you time and never make you feel you are wasting theirs."

If you want to join our support groups online or in-person please contact eleanor@thdashcharity.org.uk
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We regularly collate feedback from the ladies attending our Freedom Programme support group. 
Heres what they had to say:

Meeting other ladies that have been through similar situations, talking within a trusted group the team have helped me in many ways.

t was an eye opener for me. I didn’t know anything about narcissism and why we tend to fall for them. This workshops not only helps us go through our pain but also made us aware that many others went through the same. I don’t feel ashamed anymore.

DASH has been extremely supportive through all it services. The staff are amazing, knowledgeable and supportive. They always give you time and never make you feel you are wasting theirs.

If you want to join our support groups online or in-person please contact eleanor@thdashcharity.org.uk
4 days ago
The Dash Charity

Can you help us??
We need to deliver some donations of furniture to a client but we don't have any transport!
Can you help us deliver these items? Do you know someone who can?

Please call 01753 549865 or email claire@thedashcharity.org.uk for more details.

Thank you David Cresswell for the donations!

Many thanks!
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Can you help us??
We need to deliver some donations of furniture to a client but we dont have any transport! 
Can you help us deliver these items? Do you know someone who can?

Please call 01753 549865 or email claire@thedashcharity.org.uk for more details. 

Thank you David Cresswell for the donations!

Many thanks!

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David Cresswell Rachel Cresswell Thankyou 😄

4 days ago
The Dash Charity

If you are donating to us via the workplace donation scheme Benevity unfortunately we are unable to thank you personally, so here is a collective thanks!

Your donations mean a lot - it means you value our work, it means we can help more people experiencing domestic abuse and it means we can continue our life-saving and life-changing work.

So for that, we thank you!

#donations
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If you are donating to us via the workplace donation scheme Benevity unfortunately we are unable to thank you personally, so here is a collective thanks! 

Your donations mean a lot - it means you value our work, it means we can help more people experiencing domestic abuse and it means we can continue our life-saving and life-changing work. 

So for that, we thank you! 

#donations
4 days ago
The Dash Charity

Please support The Dash Charity on #easyfundraising, you'll raise FREE donations for us with your everyday shopping. Plus, register before the end of the month and we could win an extra £200 donation!

Sign up now: www.easyfundraising.org.uk/support-a-good-cause/step-1/?invite=8RLGV9&char=107681&referral-campai...
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Please support The Dash Charity on #easyfundraising, youll raise FREE donations for us with your everyday shopping. Plus, register before the end of the month and we could win an extra £200 donation! 

Sign up now: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/support-a-good-cause/step-1/?invite=8RLGV9&char=107681&referral-campaign=c2s&utm_source=bssuharebox
7 days ago
The Dash Charity

Roll up! Roll up!
Come and meet our lovely volunteers and staff at the Maidenhead Lions Club Duck Derby, today until 5pm!

It looks like it’s going to stay dry, bring the kids, have lots of fun and help raise vital funds at the same time.

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1 week ago
The Dash Charity

A few months ago we supported Lucas* who was a client struggling with his sexual identity.
His boyfriend was using this as another way to abuse - threatening to disclose very personal information to his employer, to his family and to friends who weren't aware of Lucas* sexuality.

After working through the options, safety planning and providing lots of emotional support, Lucas* took the decision to move out of area. We referred him on for ongoing support in his new area and ensured he was able to understand that the abuse was not his fault.
We hope Lucas* is doing well now and able to live his life freely without fear or judgement.

Nobody deserves to be abused and if someone is using your sexuality to abuse and control you, it is not ok.

We are here for you, so please don't struggle alone.

#pridemonth
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A few months ago we supported Lucas* who was a client struggling with his sexual identity. 
His boyfriend was using this as another way to abuse - threatening to disclose very personal information to his employer, to his family and to friends who werent aware of Lucas* sexuality. 

After working through the options, safety planning and providing lots of emotional support, Lucas* took the decision to move out of area. We referred him on for ongoing support in his new area and ensured he was able to understand that the abuse was not his fault. 
We hope Lucas* is doing well now and able to live his life freely without fear or judgement.

Nobody deserves to be abused and if someone is using your sexuality to abuse and control you, it is not ok. 

We are here for you, so please dont struggle alone. 

#pridemonth
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