Thank you to everyone who came to our South Glos Domestic Abuse Services launch and who made the event such a success.
A very special thank you to the lovely Phoebe for singing at the launch and to our Guest speakers Sue Mountstevens, Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Avon and Somerset, and Amanda Deeks, Chief Executive, South Gloucestershire Council. The event was an opportunity to find out about Next Link services, [...]
Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens recognised our Safe Link team with her latest Pride Awards. The awards aim to give people the chance to highlight those working tirelessly in their communities or organisations. Debbie, our Safe Link Team Leader also won an award earlier this year.
We are very excited to announce Next Link South Glos will be providing Domestic Abuse Services across South Glos from 1st July 2017!
Next Link South Glos – New Domestic Abuse Services across South Gloucestershire: Next Link South Glos provide support services for anyone (women, men, children) who has been the victim of domestic abuse. Our services include telephone help and advice, safe houses, community outreach services and group programmes. Give us a call on [...]
Above: The ‘Give and Get’ taster with Bristol City Council and Helpfulpeeps in the Galleries, part of #MHAWBristol. Below: Big thanks to the Female Empowerment Network who donated proceeds of their event to Missing Link.
Congratulations to Debbie, our Safe Link Team Leader on receiving her PCC Pride Award. The Awards, from Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens, recognise the silent stars who achieve great things or go above and beyond what is expected. The awards aim to give people the chance to highlight those [...]
You can talk to us, call Safe Link on 0333 323 1543 or click here... Sexual abuse and sexual violence awareness week is 6th - 12th February. We don’t talk about sexual abuse enough. That’s not ok. The awareness week was established to give an opportunity for the general public, statutory and third sector organisations to participate in a discussion about sexual abuse and sexual violence. During the week people raise awareness about sexual abuse and sexual violence and how to prevent it in the UK.
Standing together in solidarity for International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
We supported our Soroptimist Colleagues on their march from Temple Meads to the Lord Mayors Chapel at the bottom of Park Street.
Thanks to everyone who supported our candle lit vigil to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. We have held this event for 18 years and each year it has generated an increase in women seeking help.
We had a visit from the Director General of Crime, Policing & Fire Paul Lincoln who came to find out about local domestic abuse services. He talked with staff and service users including our peer mentors to hear about their experience of the police, criminal justice system and the help that was available to them.
This was the first event of its kind and generated a lot of interest from agencies and colleagues working across Bristol. With contributions from over 20 organisations involved in delivering services to homeless women we were able to create information stalls, project films and gather support for our commitment to women only services within Bristol. The event was launched by our chief executive Carol Metters who gave the welcoming address, and was attended by 100 people from over 40 agencies, including the Police, Lighthouse, Probation, Health services and Bristol City Council commissioners.
We were delighted to meet with women from GENSINE Domestic Abuse Service who provide domestic abuse services in Germany to share ideas about each other’s work. Dr Carlos, a domestic abuse researcher from Brazil came to see how we support women who have experienced abuse here in the UK.
Comic Relief fund our young person’s Independent Sexual Violence Advocate and our Peer Support worker.
This year our IRIS worker in South Gloucestershire was awarded The Ann Wood Memorial Award for outstanding contribution to Domestic Abuse in South Gloucestershire.
Next Link, the renowned Bristol based domestic abuse service is to continue providing domestic abuse services in Bristol, following a reconsideration by Bristol City Council and an endorsement of their bid by top national experts. In 2015 Next Link was told by Bristol City Council that their funding bid was unsuccessful and instead the Council intended to fund a national organisation based in London. Next Link challenged the decision in the High Court and an agreement was reached that an independent panel of national experts would consider the two bids. This panel have now decided that the bid from Next [...]
IMPLEMENT is a European Union (EU) co-funded project to establish capacity building in 6 European countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, France, Italy, Romania) to strengthen the specialised support for victims of gender-based violence in health settings.
We held our annual candle lit procession from Queen Square to College Green. We have held this event for 17 years and each year it has generated an increase in women seeking help.
Staff mark the 3,500 victims that they have supported since the service began.