Archive for June 2019

Domestic abuse survivors ‘more at risk of serious mental illness’

Please click on the link to go to the BBC News website to read the research carried out by Birmingham University.

Other media has also reported this research



In the article on the Independent webpage, there are 13 slides entitled “Forgotten Women” these are thought provoking and worth reading.

Job Vacancy

Women’s Outreach Worker 

15 hours per week (Mon – Fri)

£18,795 to £20,344 per annum (pro rata)

Initially this will be a 12 month contract

We are looking to recruit an Outreach Worker to run a project in the Queens Park area of Bedford.  You will be able to deliver and co-ordinate soft skills workshops, provide general support to service users, work with partner organisations, manage feedback, and reporting.

The ability to speak Urdu/ Punjabi and a good knowledge of women’s issues would be advantageous.

For more information and to request an application pack Tel: (01234) 316801

or e-mail: admin@bedfordwomenscentre.org.uk

Family Groups is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. This post however is restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

Closing date for completed applications: 

Monday 17th June 2019.  Interviews will be held w/c 24th June 2019.

Reg. charity No. 1045275; Co. Ltd. by Guarantee No. 2948661

Raleigh Centre, Ampthill Road, Bedford MK42 9HE

HSBC supports survivors of economic abuse

The HSBC has been praised in the press for it support of its customers experiencing domestic abuse


Click on the image above to visit the HSBC website for more information on how the bank can help you if you are one of its customers.


For more information click on the image below for more information this will take you to the Women's Aid website

If you click on the logo below you can visit the Surviving Economic Abuse website; have a look at the resources section highlighted in green.


If you need to speak to someone about domestic abuse, please call the 24 hour National Domestic Violence helpline 0808 2000 247


If you are in immediate danger please call the Police on 999


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