Dash recommissioned for two more years

Dash recommissioned for two more years

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.

“We work closely with partners, including The Dash Charity and police, to provide help for residents, and their families, who suffer domestic abuse to find safety.
“We continue to support the vital work of our partners, including the fantastic work of The Dash Charity which tackles domestic abuse in all its forms and the great work around prevention and early intervention.”
“If you want information or to talk about the situation you are in, contact The Dash Charity.”

Councillor Stuart Carroll, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Education, Health, Mental Health, & Transformation

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.”