Congratulations to Changing Lives who have been awarded a Big Lottery Reaching Communities grant over 3 years to launch ‘Breaking the Cycle’ project in Blackburn with Darwen, a significant extension of their trauma-informed approach to tackling domestic abuse. This model, developed through extensive consultation with their existing clients, aims to stop repeat abuse and control. Their innovative service will target those who are most in need of, as well as some people furthest away from, services. It will be open to all, with a focus on key groups identified by needs analysis in Blackburn and nationally; women in employment, women from BAMER backgrounds (especially South East Asian women), women with multiple needs, and complex families.
Working closely with Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, and the Changing Lives project partner, Lancashire Women’s Centre, Breaking the Cycle represents an important development in their trauma-informed approach to tackling domestic abuse. Meaningful, sustained recovery from abuse is the aim of the project, helping women and families achieve long-term freedom from coercive control. To find out more contactLaura Seebohm, Director of Women’s Services.