We are delighted to announce that the Tampon Tax Fund has made an award to a partnership of 2 charities: Money Advice Plus and Surviving Economic Abuse (SEA) http://survivingeconomicabuse.org/
The partnership is called DEAP (Domestic and Economic Abuse Partnership) and will run for 18 months until March 2020.
This means that we are able to continue our work with survivors of domestic abuse. Our specialist advice and casework service for domestic abuse survivors which you may know as DAME (Domestic Abuse and Money Education) is now part of DEAP!
Our website will be updated soon, giving more information about DEAP.
How to access this service? Go to https://www.moneyadviceplus.org.uk/advice-and-support/
We would love to deliver more DEAP services and increase the work of the partnership. We know that the need already outstrips our resources. The police recorded 1.1 million domestic abuse-related incidents and crimes in the year ending March 2017 (ONS).
We are looking for more funding partners who could contribute between £2,000 -10,000. In return you would be able to promote the service to your clients and residents on your website, make direct referrals and receive training from our specialist adviser. Our goal is to raise £45,000 so we can increase from 1 to 2 full specialist case workers.
A survey by Women’s Aid states that financial abuse is ‘Under reported and poorly recognised, financial abuse affects women in a range of different ways. Even those who may have a full-time salary or who share joint accounts with their partners are not safe from financial abuse.’
Some of the consequences of financial abuse can be: control or trapping someone in a situation or being deprived of essentials or being in debt which is not your own. You may have heard the powerful testimony from a survivor on World at One https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bkpjp3
Read on to find out more about our DEAP service… Domestic and Economic Abuse Partnership