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The Dash Charity

Making change for people experiencing Domestic Abuse - we have supported 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
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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

What is

Guidance

Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, bullying, threatening, or violent behavior, 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 behavior 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

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BAMER Abuse

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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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We are in desperate need of some storage space, about the size of a single garage. Are you able to assist with this/ know someone who might be?
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Hi Caron, we have a garage that may be of use. Please feel free to give me a call. Best wishes, Natalie. Xx

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