‘No Feart’ is a small established organisation, passionate about tackling abuse and domestic violence through awareness raising, training, victim support and working with perpetrators. We were set up by our founder Lynn, a survivor of domestic violence.
The name ‘No Feart’ pays homage to Glasgow, where the organisation was founded and is local dialect meaning ‘not frightened’. Our aim is to reduce, prevent and tackle all forms of abuse and domestic violence ensuring our communities are a safer place to live, free from fear. We have now joined up with Jubilee House to deliver our services.
We Need Your Support
‘No Feart’ urgently needs to extend its existing service for more victims of abuse and domestic violence through ‘The Freedom Programme’ which improves confidence and supports recovery. With support from your fund we will recruit, train and equip virtual ‘Freedom Programme’ facilitators to enable us to meet this need and increase our programme offering. Our proposed project expands our specialist support and uses technology to widen our reach through ‘The Freedom Programme'. Lets stop the cycle of abuse!
Impact of Lockdown
The coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on families in Scotland and rates of domestic abuse and violence have been alarming. ‘The National Domestic Abuse helpline has seen a 25% increase in calls and online requests for help since the lockdown, the charity Refuge says.’ It received hundreds more calls last week compared to two weeks earlier, the charity which runs the helpline said. One woman, who fled her abuser a few days ago, told the BBC life had become intolerable since the lockdown started. Visits to the UK-wide National Domestic Abuse helpline website for information were 150% higher than during the last week in February, Refuge said.
High-profile campaigner, Rachel Williams, believes domestic violence and potentially homicides will escalate as social distancing restrictions in the UK continue. Many perpetrators already use isolation "as a tool of control" Sandra Horley, chief executive of Refuge said.
The expansion of 'No Feart’s' service to allow virtual access during covid-19 and beyond, supports vital community resilience through its capacity to aid response and recovery for those who have been victims of abuse and/or domestic violence.
How we operate
The Freedom Programme’ was designed for victims of domestic violence; it examines the roles played by attitudes and beliefs on the actions of abusive men and the responses of victims and survivors. The aim is to help them to make sense of and understand what has happened to them, instead of the whole experience just feeling like a horrible mess. The Freedom Programme also describes in detail how children are affected by being exposed to this kind of abuse and very importantly how their lives are improved when the abuse is removed
The organisation is run by a full time Project Manager and a team of dedicated sessional staff and volunteers who promote their services, campaign, raise awareness of abuse and domestic violence, manage the phone lines, assess referrals and applications, facilitate the support sessions, organise events and monitor and evaluate the outcomes.
Help us to train more virtual ‘Freedom Programme’ certified facilitators and provide more opportunities to improve the lives of victims and their families.