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Read our new report on working with women affected by domestic abuse and someone else's substance use

We are pleased to announce that we have just launched our new report on working with women affected by domestic abuse and someone else's substance use. The report details findings from our Women's Project, which included consultations with women with lived experience and practitioners working with these women. It contains recommendations for local authorities, commissioners and government when funding and designing services for working with women.

Download the full report here.

Download the executive summary here

Adfam's Women's Project

The Adfam Women’s Project, funded by the DCMS Tampon Tax Programme, aimed to reduce the risks to women experiencing domestic violence in homes where drugs and alcohol are misused. We did so through:

• Training practitioners across the UK through Women’s Practitioner Learning Days, in which we develop the skills of practitioners in drug and alcohol and/or family services. We help them to better understand the interface between drug use and abuse, facilitate networking and identify systemic problems and strengths of the sector

• Healthy Relationship Champion days – in which we trained volunteers as Healthy Relationship Champions (HRC), and in doing so developed the capacity of support groups and community groups to identify the risk of domestic abuse, and to support vulnerable women.

We have held our HRC events and Women’s Practitioner Learning Days in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol and Leeds.

If you have any questions about this strand of work, please email us.

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