Nottingham domestic abuse charity advances £3m house initative

Juno Women's Aid, Nottingham’s largest domestic abuse organisation

Juno Women’s Aid, Nottingham’s leading organisation combating domestic abuse, has advanced its £3m initiative to purchase properties for housing survivors.

Currently, offers have been made on nine houses with several more under consideration, aiming to secure a total of 18 homes by summer.

These accommodations will provide a fresh start for women and their children seeking refuge from abusive environments.

The progress comes after the charity secured funding totalling £3,075,000 from Social and Sustainable Capital, a provider of financing for charities and social enterprises.

Its domestic abuse services include a drop-in service, refuge provision, specialist one-to-one and community outreach support for women, children and young people, justice team support through civil and criminal court proceedings, group work programmes and access to Nottingham College training and education.

Yasmin Rehman, CEO at Juno Women’s Aid, said: “Things are moving ahead at pace – we have nine houses under offer and going through conveyancing. This funding marks a huge difference in what we can offer to the women we help. Instead of an emergency, sticking plaster approach, this is a longer-term strategy that will not only save lives but create opportunities for long-lasting change.

“Being able to move survivors and their families out of refuge and into one of these properties means they can start to build an independent life, putting down roots and creating safe social networks. They will be able to put their children into local schools and be helped to find work or training courses.”

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