- Date: 28/03/2023
Honeycomb Group secures £45,000 additional funding to further recovery work with domestic abuse survivors.
Honeycomb Group secured the funding from The National Lottery’s ‘Know Your Neighbourhood’ fund. It will further the work of domestic abuse charity Glow, part of Honeycomb Group, specifically supporting their Recovery Hub service.
Glow is a charity on a mission to end relationship abuse across Staffordshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire. Glow support women, men and children affected by domestic abuse, helping to change their story and rewrite a future free from abuse.
The Recovery Hub, which launched in 2022, supports domestic abuse survivors in Staffordshire. It provides three support programmes; the freedom programme, the parenting programme and the recovery toolkit.
The freedom programme lasts 12 weeks and helps survivors realise and understand the signs of domestic abuse. The parenting programme supports parents looking to rebuild relationships with their children, and finally, the recovery toolkit empowers survivors to achieve their goals and live a life free from abuse.
All programmes are delivered by Glow team members and volunteers. Many volunteers have experienced domestic abuse, with some having completed the programmes themselves. Volunteering not only increases employment opportunity but rebuilds confidence and self-esteem.
Becky Fedoroff leads the Recovery Hub, she said the team will use the funding to increase social and wellbeing activities to further support survivors.
“We’re thrilled to have received this National Lottery funding to continue the important work of our Recovery Hub.
“Since launching the Recovery Hub last year, we’ve seen the women that we support increase their confidence, self-esteem and self-worth.
“Our specialist team work with them to increase their resilience and make sure they have all the tools and support available to them, to continue with their ongoing recovery journey. Customers feel valued, with a greater sense of purpose and belonging.
“We’re also proud of our volunteers, many of whom have lived experience, who have become incredible ambassadors for Glow and the Recovery Hub. They have increased their knowledge of domestic abuse and developed the skills needed to identify any issues they come across in the community.
“We’ve recently started our social and wellbeing activities which have been a huge success. They’re already building on the initial work of the hub’s group programmes to help women build support networks, make new friendships and just have fun.
“I’m so proud of the whole team and can’t thank the National Lottery enough for their support. We’re so excited to continue our important work towards a future free from abuse.”
Find out more about Glow and the Recovery Hub by visiting findtheglow.org.uk/recovery-hub