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Freedom Programme for Clean Slate

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The Freedom Programme is a group which offers women an insight into abusive and controlling relationships and its effect on the family.

Who is it for?

The Freedom Programme is open to any women who have experienced, or are experiencing domestic abuse.

Where is it run?

The location is disclosed when a referral has been received due to safety reasons.

Overview

Freedom Programme is a national programme which aims to help women understand and make sense of the abuse they have suffered. We currently co-ordinate and manage three Freedom Programmes, three times a year. They run as a 1.5 or 2 hour weekly session, over 12 weeks.

What are the aims?

  • To help women understand the beliefs held by abusive men and in doing so, recognise which of these beliefs they have shared, in order to help them better protect themselves and their children
  • To illustrate the effects of domestic violence on children
  • To assist women to recognise potential future abusers
  • To help women gain self-esteem and the confidence to improve the quality of their lives
  • To inform women about community resources such as Women’s Aid, the Police Domestic Violence Unit, etc.




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Clean Slate

To further or benefit Adults and Young People (the beneficiaries) in the UK, in particular in Cherwell and wider Oxfordshire, without distinction of sexual orientation, race or of political, religious or other opinions by associating together the said beneficiaries and voluntary and other organisations in a common effort to advance education, protect and preserve good physical and mental health, for the victims of Physical, Mental and Sexual Abuse. Relieve financial hardship and to provide facilities in the interest of social welfare for recreation leisure time occupation with the object of improving the conditions of life for the beneficiaries.


Clean Slate has a huge passion for empowering people who have suffered at the hands of abusers. We believe these individuals deserve support and not to be shunned by society into the corner. Mental health is everyone’s business. We all have times when we feel down or stressed or frightened. Most of the time those feelings pass. But sometimes they develop into a more serious problem and that could happen to any one of us.


We have been providing this service for 9 years in Oxfordshire and the service has developed as it had become more apparent that it is the individual’s mental health that is the worst effected as a result of the abuse. We see in excess of 150 clients a year (with a 70/30 split between women and men) and this is growing due to the need for long-term support.  


Approach

At Clean Slate we aim to provide an eclectic approach. (Different approaches appropriate to the client’s needs. This is based on the theory that there is no proof that any one theoretical approach works better than all others for a specific problem)

Each client has an initial assessment. A personal pathway is drawn up, which sets achievable goals, and this is then continually assessed throughout the process.


Experience

Our team has been working with victims of abuse now for over 9 years. Due to our narrow line of work we have become very experienced in dealing with the aftermath of abuse. The team is hugely dedicated, many having suffered abuse personally and being able to draw on that experience. Continued professional development is a core part to keeping the team up to date and moving forward.


Value for Money

The majority of our support comes from in-kind work carried out by our volunteers which equates to about £58,116.00 per year time given freely to provide a professional service and we only pay a peppercorn rent of £300.00 to cover accommodation, gas and electric. This means the overall cost to run this service has remained low.

Registered Charity Number: 1132281.

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