Women affected by domestic abuse and someone else's substance use
The Adfam Women’s Project, funded by the DCMS Tampon Tax Programme, aims to reduce the risks to women experiencing domestic violence in homes where drugs and alcohol are misused. We do 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 train volunteers as Healthy Relationship Champions (HRC), and in doing so develop the capacity of support groups and community groups to identify the risk of domestic abuse, and to support vulnerable women.
This project is now in its third year, and drawing to a close. We have held our HRC events and Women’s Practitioner Learning Days in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol and Leeds. We are currently writing a report to follow up these events, which will be launched in Summer 2020.