16 Days Of Action Domestic Abuse
16 Days of Action – Impact of Domestic Abuse on the Family

November 30th, 2020 | domestic-abuse

Do you believe all children have the right to a safe and happy childhood? At Home-Start Central Bedfordshire we do. The reality, however, is that even a child’s home can be an unsafe place for them to be. Just consider these figures and note that these are from before the March lockdown, cases have since […]

Own My Life Domestic Abuse Course
Own My Life

July 30th, 2020 | domestic-abuse

Own My Life is a 12-week course that supports women in regaining ownership of their lives after being subjected to abuse or violence by a partner. We look at ways of regaining control of our lives and moving on to happy and healthy lives and relationships. We do this through short videos and group and individual […]

What Is Domestic Abuse?
What Is Domestic Abuse?

July 2nd, 2018 | domestic-abuse

In this article, we answer the question to ‘what is domestic abuse?’ Domestic abuse is a relationship where one person exerts power and control over another. It is usually by a partner or an ex-partner but can also be other family members. This can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, age, race, religion or sexual […]

Impact Of Domestic Violence On Children
Impact Of Domestic Violence On Children – Sophie’s Story

November 30th, 2017 | domestic-abuse

Do you believe that every parent and child deserves a life free from domestic abuse? We do. The impact of domestic violence on children like Jack can be long lasting, affecting whole families. Discover how we help parents and their children in Central Bedfordshire. Sophie is a single parent with three children, one of whom […]

Pattern Changing, Effects Of Domestic Abuse
Living With The Effects Of Domestic Abuse – Pattern Changing

April 3rd, 2017 | domestic-abuse

The Pattern Changing course is for women who are free from an abusive relationship but still living with the effects of domestic abuse. Pattern Changing is a two-hourly 10-week course (9 weeks with a follow-up session after two months) run in Bedfordshire by our charity. Recovering From The Effects Of Domestic Abuse The effects of […]

Domestic Abuse Stories Home-Start Central Bedfordshire
Domestic Abuse Stories – I AM FREE!

March 15th, 2017 | domestic-abuse

Home-Start Central Bedfordshire has had the privilege of seeing a happy end to many domestic abuse stories. For years our charity has been running vital domestic violence and domestic abuse support services to help both victims and survivors. Many women in Bedfordshire share similar stories of domestic abuse. We are always overjoyed to hear from local women […]

Domestic Abuse Bedfordshire
Domestic Abuse Definition: Our CEO Shares Her Insights

July 28th, 2015 | domestic-abuse

Linda Johnson, CEO of Home-Start Central Bedfordshire, shares her insights on Domestic Abuse and the work that Home-Start does in supporting victims of Domestic Abuse: © Roger Bradley 2010 (posed by model) We no longer refer to household abuse as solely domestic violence but refer to it as domestic abuse. This is because it does […]