South Liverpool Domestic Abuse Services (SLDAS) was established in 1996 as part of a regeneration activity addressing community safety, health and equality issues. Centrally based amongst South Liverpool communities we aim to challenge physical, sexual, emotional/psychological abuse against women and children. The area in which we are based has high levels of deprivation and low incomes and a significantly higher than average reported incidence of violence against women.
We are a charity governed by a board of trustees and managed by Angela Clarke, there are just 6 staff members and over 20 volunteers.
The service is dependant on its volunteers who offer one on one emotional support, advocacy, counselling, telephone support, information and impartial advice and self development groups and programmes to help raise awareness of domestic abuse among women.
SLDAS work in partnership with a wide range of agencies and organisations to offer a multi-agency holistic approach to supporting survivors of domestic abuse. We signpost clients to specialist providers where needed and work on a person centred basis. SLDAS has an equal opportunities policy in every aspect of its work, challenging prejudice and discrimination. The organisation is made up of women form different cultures, backgrounds and ethnicities.
Our aims are to enable and support women to live their lives free form violence, abuse and fear. To empower local communities to challenge violence against women whenever and wherever, it occurs. Our organisation operates within a working definition that identifies violence against women, whether physical, sexual, psychological, emotional or financial as an abuse of male power.
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