- Date: 02/11/2023
Honeycomb Group secures £1 million to further support victims of domestic abuse in Staffordshire
Domestic abuse support providers across Staffordshire have come together to enhance and develop their existing services, thanks to over £1 million in funding.
Honeycomb Group’s domestic abuse specialist, Glow, will work alongside Pathways and Staffordshire Women’s Aid to deliver support, following a unique opportunity from Staffordshire County Council.
As existing providers of safe accommodation in the county, the three providers were invited to create a tailored service, to enhance their support for people impacted by domestic abuse.
For Glow, the funding will develop their domestic abuse support services in the north of Staffordshire. This includes their safe accommodation offer, both in refuge and community housing. It will also enable them to expand their team and recruit for new roles to increase support.
Glow’s Head of Domestic Violence and Abuse Services, Lucy Willis, explained more: “We’re thrilled to be working with Pathway and Women’s Aid and so grateful to Staffordshire County Council for their support and trust within this project.
Service Manager Nicola with Domestic Abuse Practitioner Jess at Glow's Staffordshire Moorlands refuge
“By working together, we’ve been able to create a tailored and consistent service for victims, all based on our own individual expertise as specialist domestic abuse support providers. We have the same goal and know exactly what works, and what doesn’t, for our customers.”
Honeycomb Group’s Director of Support and Wellbeing, Melanie Dunn, added: “Bringing together three organisations who are real leaders in the sector in Staffordshire will have a fantastic impact on people affected by domestic abuse.
“In addition, it will also make it much easier for professionals to know and understand more about our services and in turn signpost to us.”
Service Manager Nicola Edwards leads the team at Glow’s Staffordshire Moorlands refuge.
She said: “As a team we see first-hand, every single day, just how needed domestic abuse services are locally, so to be able to expand our offer and develop it even further is fantastic.”