Thanks to Cllr Rachel Hunt for the excellent donation of £1,434.02 from her Chair’s Charities Fund. It will help us to continue our work supporting victims and children who come into the South Gloucestershire services because they are fleeing from domestic abuse.

The Chair’s fund was established in May 1998 as a focus for collecting funds for locally-based charities.  Each year the new Chair of Council chooses which charities he or she wishes to support.  Any donations received during that year are presented to the charities at the annual council meeting. This year’s Chair of Council, Cllr Rachael Hunt, has chosen domestic abuse charity Next Link and Freewheelers Blood Bikes as the charities she will be supporting to benefit.

We’re celebrating volunteering week! Find out how to volunteer for us…

Would you like to join the largest provider of women-only services in Bristol bringing innovation, expertise, established partnerships and extensive experience? There are lots of exciting opportunities at Missing Link, Next Link and Safe Link to get involved in to support us. If you are interested in volunteering but don’t see a suitable role here, please get in touch and we can discuss the options! Volunteers are highly valued as part of our organisation, they bring energy, enthusiasm and wide ranging skills to build the capacity in our services. Women with lived experience bring a vital understanding and extra dimension [...]

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Make Yourself Heard What to do if you need urgent police help through the 999 service, but can’t speak If you’re in an emergency situation and need police help, but can’t speak, Make Yourself Heard and let the 999 operator know your call is genuine. WHEN YOU CALL 999 All 999 calls are directed to call centres and will be answered by BT operators. They will ask which service you need. If no service is requested but anything suspicious is heard throughout the process, BT operators will connect you to a police call handler. IF YOU [...]

We’re so proud of Rachel Bloomer, who won ‘Outstanding Achievement by an ISVA Supporting Adults’ at the @LimeCulture Limelight awards! She is pictured receiving her award and with Sir Keir Starmer MP, QC.

Rachel is our specialist Learning Disability ISVA at Safe Link. The ‘Outstanding Achievement by an ISVA Supporting Adults’ category looks to celebrate excellent practice carried out by UK-based individual ISVAs. This LimeLight Award celebrates the achievements of an individual ISVA supporting adults who have demonstrated commitment, passion and exceptional encouragement and support for their adult clients. The LimeLight Awards were introduced by LimeCulture CIC in 2016 with the aim of acknowledging the outstanding contributions and achievements of individual ISVAs, ISVA Teams and ISVA Managers.

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