Dash is proud to be partnering with the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead for another two years as its commissioned provider of advice and support services to residents who have experienced domestic abuse.
The new commissioning contract was awarded after a tendering process. It includes a cost-of-living uplift and recognises a new statutory duty to provide safe accommodation where a household has become homeless due to domestic abuse.
In the Royal Borough during 2021/22 there were on average seven domestic abuse related incidents reported to Thames Valley Police every day, a total of 2,585 incidents.
Last year, The Dash Charity received more than 1,000 referrals for help with domestic abuse within the Royal Borough, and 1 in 5 referrals involved supporting children and young people.
Nicola Miller, Chief Executive of The Dash Charity, said:
“The Dash Charity’s locally embedded support is well-known and well-loved in the community, and this enables our team to collaborate meaningfully with other agencies, reduce risk and increase positive outcomes for victims of domestic abuse and their families.”