Make a Change has been developed by Respect, in partnership with Women’s Aid Federation of England (WAFE), to deliver an early response to perpetrators of domestic abuse.
Inspired by the Women’s Aid Change That Lasts approach, and delivered by locally based organisations, we aim to create opportunities for change for those who use abusive behaviours in their intimate relationships.
Make a Change recognises the complexity of domestic abuse perpetration. We understand the importance of working with the cause of the problem to build lasting change for families and communities.
We take a two-stage approach to delivery by raising awareness of the issue and then breaking down the barriers that communities, professionals and those who use abuse face in seeking and accessing support. The needs and safety of survivors and children are at the heart of our intervention.
The work has been developed to compliment local practice, working to engage with communities, raise awareness of help available, and support professionals to be able to recognise, respond and refer to appropriate services. In addition to this, we will trial a new response to friends and families of those using abusive behaviours in their intimate relationships.
Please click here for more information on the model and to get in touch.
Over the past year Respect and Women’s Aid Federation England have been working to secure funding for the roll out of Make a Change into three new areas, including Sunderland and sustain the work in Lincolnshire.
We are thrilled that the National Lottery Community Foundation has partnered with us and our delivery areas to support the roll out of our model.
All work is delivered by locally based organisations; Respect and Women’s Aid England work in partnership to develop interventions, support implementation, capture learning and impact and facilitate the dissemination of best practice.
We are now in a position to procure partner organisations. Please see below documents for more details.