Making a Dash for the Future: Our two-year strategy

Making a Dash for the Future: Our two-year strategy

I’m proud to share with you our two-year strategic plan for 2024-26: Making a Dash for the Future.

Dash already lives and breathes its core values: we go above and beyond; we work together, we understand; we strengthen; and we are local. The time and preparation we take now will reinforce our next strategic plan when published in 2026, enabling us to make meaningful collaborations, take innovative leaps, breakdown barriers for survivors and continue to amplify the message that domestic abuse stops here.

This strategy sets out our priorities for ending domestic abuse and providing support to individuals and families that need us most. This includes our refuges, outreach programmes and healthy relationship training. As the contracted provider of domestic abuse services to The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, we aim to provide experienced, timely and responsive services wherever they are needed. Our strategy includes awareness raising throughout the communities we work in to ensure that victims and survivors know we are here.

New services will be developed and delivered including peer mentoring for young adults; strengthen demand led children’s services and extend health relationship programmes.

Dash will also use its position and platform to campaign for change where its local communities can benefit most, rather than on wider, less relevant issues with limited measurable impact.

The next two years will elevate us to where local survivors of domestic abuse need us, taking our strength and reputation for being locally well-known and well-loved, and preparing us for groundbreaking services and impact for survivors. Much of this time will therefore be spent looking inwards to ensure we have the systems and processes in place to strengthen our people, communities and spaces.
I welcome your views and feedback on our roadmap for the next two years that will be informing our business plan, and look forward to taking the journey with our communities of stakeholders and survivors.

Nicola Miller, CEO, The Dash Charity & Ginette Gower, Interim Chair/Vice-Chair of Trustees,