A2Dominion domestic abuse services awarded £100k by BBC Children in Need
Residential Property Group, A2Dominion, has been awarded £104,042 for its work with children who have been affected by domestic violence and are living in refuges.
Over the next three years the grant will help cover the cost of a children’s support worker, activities and other services that enable children to feel safe at a time when they need it most.
At the project, children are provided with age-appropriate sessions, either individually with a worker, in groups or with their mothers, where they are encouraged to open up about their experiences and feelings in a secure environment.
Through activities such as decorating their rooms or registering in a local school, the group also provides children with a sense of normalcy, whilst increasing their sense of physical safety. Mothers are also provided with an opportunity to attend a programme, which allows them to understand the effect that domestic violence has had on their child and empowers them to aid in their recovery.
In the past the organisation has benefited from more than £350,000 in grants. This latest boost is set to benefit a number of young locals from Oxfordshire whose lives have been impacted by violence in the home.
Speaking of the new funding Karen Diver, Service Manager at the organisation said:
“We work with some of the most vulnerable children in the community, and when they come to us they are at a very sensitive time in their lives. Being able to provide them with the time and space to work through very challenging situations, whilst giving them an opportunity to just enjoy their childhood is absolutely crucial to helping them get through difficulty in the best possible way.
“BBC Children in Need funding has already made a huge impact on the lives of children and their mothers, by providing us with the support to help them recover from traumatic experiences, and we are so delighted to secure funding to continue this vital work in the years to come.”
Speaking of the award, Pam Bacon, BBC Children in Need Regional Officer of the South and West said:
“We are incredibly pleased to award a grant to A2Dominion for their work with some of the most vulnerable children and young people in the Oxford area. We have funded them previously and their good results helped us grant another three years even when competition for our funds was tough. We look forward to seeing their work in action!”
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Notes to Editors
A2Dominion is a residential property group with 36,000 homes across London and the south east, and thousands more in the development pipeline.
The Group provides affordable, private and social rented homes, student, key worker and temporary accommodation, as well as supported and sheltered housing.
It also offers high-quality sustainable homes for sale and shared ownership, available through its FABRICA by A2Dominion brand.
The Group has a unique approach to housebuilding, generating profits for a social purpose instead of for shareholders, with millions of pounds reinvested each year into building much-needed affordable homes and supporting local communities.
A2Dominion is part of the G15, a group of the largest housing providers in London.
BBC Children in Need’s vision is that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential. We will realise this vision by supporting, promoting and publicising work that addresses the challenges that children and young people face and work that builds their skills and resilience.
The Charity is currently supporting 2,400 projects in communities across the UK that are helping children facing a range of disadvantages for example, poverty and deprivation; children who have been the victims of abuse or neglect or disabled young people.