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What is MK ACT?

MK ACT is a charity in Milton Keynes which works with over 100 families’ every day to help them move on from fear and abuse. We have been providing safe emergency accommodation in Milton Keynes for people and their children escaping domestic violence for over 45 years.

Domestic abuse occurs across society, regardless of age, gender, race, sexuality, wealth, and geography. MK Act offers help to anyone aged 16 years and up within Milton Keynes.

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Helping Person up

MK ACT have been helping people escape domestic violence for over 45 years. Whatever you’re going through we can help.

Get Involved

Whether it’s donating time, money, goods or services; we at MK ACT need your support to keep doing the great work we do.

Get In Touch

We’re available by PHONE, EMAIL and WEBCHAT.

What We Offer

Girl in Dormroom

Accommodation and Follow-up Services

Emergency refuge accommodation for 28 families

Specialist support for children in the accommodation service

Volunteer counselling service in the refuge

Crisis Intervention Service

A single point of referral which ensure clients tell their story only once. Our specialist advisors offer information as well as emotional support. Access to health, housing and legal advice and further support from other parts of the service.

IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advisor) Service offers specialist court support.

Fresh Start

A programme of integrated individual sessions designed to change the behaviour of those who use domestic abuse, whilst providing support to the partners and ex partners of the participants on the programme.

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Latest Posts

What ever you are going through at the moment, remember #youarenotalone 🙏🏽
#helpisoutthere #domesticabuse #mentalhealth
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We are proud to announce that MK Act have achieved our re-accreditation from Safe Lives for Leading Lights status.

Sue Burke CEO said "This is a robust and in-depth process which reviews all aspects of the charity from its governance to the service it provides and is a real achievement to have been sucesssful again. This is testament to the hardworking and dedicated team which I am very proud of.”

#leadinglights #domesticabuse #endingdomesticabuse
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Almost half (45.6%) of women in refuges say they have experienced depression or had suicidal thoughts due to #DomesticAbuse — @womens_aid On Track database, 2021.

We can't keep seeing statistics like this. Survivors #DeserveToBeHeard.

@womens_aid CEO Farah Nazeer, shares more about our urgent mental health campaign as we call for government to listen and respond to the needs of women and their children 👇

https://www.womensaid.org.uk/all-survivors-deserve-to-be-heard/
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📣 Can you help us?🙏🏽

We are really in need of some help at the minute for supermarket vouchers for families fleeing abuse as we have now run out. 🙏🏻
These families have escaped their homes and some are now in temporary accommodation including hotels.
We would love any donations of supermarket vouchers🙏🏾❤️
If anyone is able to help, please send us a message! #community #vouchers #miltonkeynes #supermarket
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Some of the #mkact team are down at Pride today, we have some of our leaflets in the community tent and also details about our new LGBTQ+ development worker post we are currently advertising. #loveislove #pridemk #pride🌈 ...

Our CEO Sue Burke is speaking at @miltonkeynescouncil Cabinet meeting with two of our wonderful volunteers talking about how agencies in MK work together responding to Domestic Abuse. We know that a multi-agency response saves lives. #domesticabuse #workingtogether #miltonkeynes ...

Our Chief Exec, Sue Burke, would like to say the biggest thank you to the team at @wihlondon for embarking on a sponsored walk to raise transportation funds to pay for victims of #domesticabuse to leave their abusive relationships and get to safety.
#thankyou #whoishussain #community #fundraising #mkactcharity
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Would you like to donate supermarket vouchers for families fleeing abuse? 🙏🏽❤️

We would love your help! To find out more please send us a DM 🙏🏽❤️ #domesticabuse #vouchers
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If you are suffering from domestic abuse and you need help, call MK Act on ‪03443754307‬ (‪Monday to Friday‬).- Calls are low cost and in confidence. If you need help outside these hours call the National Helpline on ‪08082000247‬.

#youarenotalone #domesticabuse #mkactcharity
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Did you know you can talk to us online from 10-2pm if talking over the phone isn’t safe for you? #onlinechat

If you are suffering from domestic abuse and you need help, call MK Act on ‪03443754307‬ (‪Monday to Friday‬).- Calls are low cost and in confidence. If you need help outside these hours call the National Helpline on ‪08082000247‬.

#youarenotalone #domesticabuse #mkactcharity
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Visit @safelives_ to take the survey 🙏🏼❤️ ...

20% of children in the UK have lived with an adult perpetrating domestic violence.
-NSPCC (2011) Child abuse and neglect in the UK today; Research into the prevalence of child maltreatment in the United Kingdom-

62% of children in households where domestic violence is happening are also directly harmed.
-SafeLives (2015) Getting it right the first time-

An estimated 39,000 babies under one year of age live with domestic violence in the UK.
-NSPCC (2011) Estimates of the number of infants (under the age of one year) living with substance misusing parents.-

Between 2005 and 2015, 19 children in 12 families were killed by violent fathers who had been allowed to see them through formal and informal child contact arrangements.
-Women’s Aid (2016) 19 Child Homicides-

Whether you are a victim of domestic abuse, are worried about someone who you think may be a victim, or are worried because your behaviour can be abusive, there is still time to change and help is available for everyone.

#reachout #mkactcharity #domesticabuse
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Things can be hard but please remember #youarenotalone #helpishere #mkactcharity #reachout ...

If you are suffering from domestic abuse and you need help, call MK Act on ‪03443754307‬ (‪Monday to Friday‬).- Calls are low cost and in confidence. If you need help outside these hours call the National Helpline on ‪08082000247‬.

#youarenotalone #domesticabuse #mkactcharity #respect
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Thank you to everyone who has donated to our #lastresortfund this month 🙏🏼 It makes a huge difference to the families we support ❤️
@localgiving 🙏🏾
#community #thankyou
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#noexcuseforabuse #mkact #youarenotalone ...