Prime Minister Theresa May visits Advance in West London
The Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Prime Minister, visited project partners, Advance Advocacy and Non-Violence Community Education (Advance), earlier this month to discuss provision for women survivors of domestic abuse, following the government’s recent announcement to make the provision of services for survivors of domestic abuse such as accommodation-based support a legal duty for local authorities.
Advance is a leading women’s charity in this sector that provides specialist domestic abuse services to women and children across London, including in Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster, Brent and Ealing.
Christine Losecaat MBE, Chair of Advance said: “Our vision is a world in which women and children lead safe, violence-free, equal lives so that they can flourish and actively contribute to society. We were delighted to welcome the Prime Minister to our West London Women’s Centre, especially during our 20th anniversary year. At Advance we help over 4,000 women and children each year across London, saving and changing their lives. The continued support at national and local level is crucial to our work.”
Niki Scordi, CEO of Advance commented: “We welcome any initiative that supports the safety and well-being of women. At Advance our approach is community-based. Our support is holistic and centered on the woman, working with her to develop a safety and support plan that responds to her needs and empowers her, on the often long journey to recovery from the trauma of her experience. This visit by the Prime Minister shows her continued support to the sector and to women’s specialist organisations like Advance.”
You can help us support the work of Advance through their work with London hospitals, increasing survivors’ safety, health and well-being. We are fundraising to continue the post of an Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA) at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHT), the first point of call in any scenario or situation in which the person at risk and suffering from domestic violence will receive much needed help and support when they are at their most vulnerable. With your support, the project will see 110 referrals made to the IDVA each year. Read more >>