SWACA has been providing support to Women and Children, living in Sefton, Merseyside, for 45 years. Domestic Abuse remains a very real, high risk and high impact issue within UK society today, and victims / survivors can experience significant trauma as a result of their experiences, and in extreme circumstances, lose their lives. Domestic Abuse can lead to multiple trauma and emotional distress and harm for the adult Women and Children / Young People, whom SWACA support (in Sefton). If needs resulting from Domestic Abuse are not addressed in a timely manner, by experienced and skilled staff, the impact can cause long-term emotional and mental health harm. Our Adult Caseworkers provide specialist information, advice and guidance to adult Women victims / survivors, living in Sefton, and we would utilise any funding raised to increase our staff capacity. We were already very busy pre COVID-19, but we are expecting an additional surge in demand for our services due to the impact of the lockdown restrictions, and we are concerned we will not be able to meet demand if we cannot increase our front line capacity.
As Chief Executive, I see the staff working every day to alleviate the impact of trauma resulting from Domestic Abuse, supporting Women and Children / Young People often caught up in abusive family relationships, living in poverty, experiencing low self-esteem and low self-worth, low aspirations and poor mental health outcomes. SWACA's vision is to reach as many victims / survivors in our area as quickly as possible, to increase Service User independence, self worth, resilience, sense of personal safety and to improve the quality of their lives.
We are very appreciative of any support you are able to provide through this amazing fundraising initiative!
(Neil Frackelton, CEO).