Freedom Programme Online: The Freedom Programme is now available online, supporting victims and survivors of domestic abuse. It is FREE to anybody anywhere.
Well, this has been an EXCEPTIONALLY busy time for us here at Clare Walker Consultancy. We have been taking referrals left, right and centre. The calls coming through have significantly increased during this lockdown period. Examples of why has been reflected in the Media and the News.
Freedom Programme Funding
In response to the increase in demand for the Freedom Programme and support for victims of abuse, we knew we needed to adapt our services to go online, as well as increase our team to build capacity. We also knew we needed some more money to enable us to do that safely and securely. We are as previously mentioned very grateful for the grant from Awards4All and the fact they have stated, they are happy for us to adapt the use of their funds, however we need to, to reach our diverse community of victims and survivors.
Additionally, Leicestershire County Council released emergency funds to enable increased capacity and sustained delivery during COVID-19. We were yet again delighted to be informed our application was also successful. With the generosity of our funders we are able to build on our service delivery for victims in the City and County. For others outside of our geographical location, the residual small pot of funds created by private work, means that Freedom Programme is available to anyone anywhere in the world.
This combination has enabled us to buy new equipment, recruit staff into post trained up and ready to go! We are bowled over by the staff team’s commitment, knowledge and time. With our team of six, together giving different aspects of skill, time and input, is making for a wonderfully committed, energised and informed team, we could not meet demand without them.
Freedom Programme Online – Register Today
We are reaching out, and reaching those much in need of Freedom Programme online, offering 2 programmes per week; one in the day and another in the evening.
As a part of our Freedom Programmes we are also talking to professionals in partner agencies and inviting them into the Zoom Room, to speak directly to the woman about the services they offer, and how they offer it and how the woman should be receiving it.
This is important in terms of empowering the woman with the knowledge, to be able to access services and gain their rights, in terms of their own safeguarding, support or legal representation.
Our staff are all sourced through the Freedom Programme and stated they wanted to give something back to support others. Freedom Programme creates Experts by Experience – who better to understand without judgement, when a victim or survivor reaches out.
We are busy processing referrals, via video calls, ensuring everyone is safe and happy to go ahead. And we sincerely and genuinely hope they choose to stay with us at Clare Walker Consultancy beyond COVID-19. But with their growing skills and personal development, they are of course free to take into whichever direction of their choice might be.
With 2 Freedom Programmes running online and Freedom Forever coming soon, why not give us a call and register. If it isn’t something you need personally please share with those you think would benefit and keep following, sharing, liking and tweeting. Register today, call Clare on 0116 2701935 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If an online Freedom Programme support group isn’t for you, you can still do the online Freedom Programme accessed by Pat Cravens website www.freedomprogramme.co.uk. This is more of an eLearning framework than a support group. Or if you chose too, why not do both?
As some of you may be aware, the Freedom Programme Support Group Leicester has been funded out of private funding within the company for many years. And this year, we are very excited to have been awarded money from the community fund at The National Lottery: Awards4All.