We're The Dash Charity


Our Values

Domestic Abuse Stops Here

Our Mission

We are here to break the cycle of domestic abuse so people in our local communities can feel stronger and safer from abuse.

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Your Amazing Team

We'll achieve our vision through our mission and values


Nicola has been active in the charity sector since she founded the award-winning charity A Mile in Her Shoes (AMIHS) nearly a decade ago. Since then, she’s championed gender equality as Director at Women in Sport and joined us in 2022 from being CEO at homelessness charity Restart Lives.

Nicola has built her career in the charity and not-for-profit sector, in roles ranging from healthcare to housing to higher education. She has held trustees roles at two different charities, is a Clore Social Leadership Fellow and believes strongly in feminist leadership principles.

“I feel very privileged to be leading such a fantastic team, delivering specialist support to people experiencing domestic abuse across the community. I’m looking forward to taking the charity forward and helping give people a positive future.”

Nicola – CEO

Senior Management Team


Head of Finance and Governance


Advocacy and Outreach Services Manager


Refuge Services Manager