The inreach project provides effective intervention to improve the support available locally to women and girls who experience gender-based domestic abuse.
Increasing the knowledge and understanding of violence against women and girls through one-to-one support and partnership working with statutory and non-statutory agencies.
The project has helped create a stronger and safer community which embraces equality and rejects all forms of violence against women and girls allowing them to thrive as equal citizens.
The inreach worker is available for support in rural and isolated areas by offering one-to-one support and maintaining drop-ins already established.
These drop-ins take place at the refuge on a Tuesday evening and are accessible to anyone already using the service.
The inreach worker focuses on engaging with community groups, working together and carrying out person-centred assessments. This ensures that all individual needs are recognised and an equal service is provided, leading to early and effective interventions preventing violence whilst promoting safety and wellbeing.
The inreach worker supports women and girls, providing effective support through one-to-one meeting drop-ins and peer support groups and are facilitated in in safe environments in key areas for those more isolated and rural to out central refuge or for women who elect to remain in their own home and relationships but still wish to access emotional support to build their self-confidence.
The groups have been on-going for three years and have been a success and supported many women over these years, and like-for-like with the social inclusion drop-ins, we have observed first-hand support networks developing and flourishing, leading to an increase in confidence.