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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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Get Help

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

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.

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

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.

Our Supporters

Latest Posts

We are still trying to raise money to take the families we support to the seaside this summer. ☀️😀
If you would like to help fundraise or donate please visit #linkinbio

#seasidetrip
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We are so pleased to be one of the services joining the amazing @yismentalhealth next week for the Under One Roof Event.

Tuesday 9th August, 3:30-5pm at Walnut Tree Pavilion, MK7 7DE.

#comeondown

#YiSWellbeingHubs #YiSUnderOneRoof #YoungPeoplesMentalHealth
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Do you feel safe at home?
#youarenotalone #reachout #mkactcharity
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Huge thank you to @miltonkeyneschristiancentre and individuals Susan, Debbie and Mellisa for helping us raise £553 towards a trip to the #seaside this summer for the children in our refuge. We have now raised 22% of our target! 😀

To donate to our appeal please visit #linkinbio

With your help we can #makeithappen 🏖🎢☀️
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Summer holidays can be a difficult time for children who have moved out of their homes and into a refuge.

This week our playscheme has begun! 🏓🛼🛝🧸

This week the children have enjoyed a range of activities.

We began the week by exploring a woodland trial and having fun in the park. We have then continued to celebrate summer with a range of crafts and messy play tuff trays to explore.

We are looking forward to the different activities which we are going to continue to explore throughout the 6 weeks holidays.

We would love some help starting our Seaside Appeal! To be the person to kick off our fundraising, please click here; https://localgiving.org/appeal/seaside/

#noamountistoosmall #community #seasidetrip
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Huge thank you to everyone who donated to our #lastresortfund last month. It has made a huge difference to the families we support! 💕#thankyou #community ...

We would love your help! 💕🙏🏽

We are in need of either clothing shop vouchers or some smart sized 16 + work wear suitable for interviews, for women in our refuge who are taking part in our Women in Work Project.

🌸 This brilliant project has created positive, long term and sustainable solutions by supporting women affected by abuse to enter or re-enter the workplace.

Please drop us an email if you think you may be able to help
➡️lolly@mk-act.org
#miltonkeynes #community #donationrequest
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Are you free on Wednesday 21st September? Would you like to join our free Domestic Abuse in the Workplace Training? #booknow ...

Do you know the #silentsolution if you need to call 999 but it’s not safe to talk?

#makeyourselfheard #helpisoutthere
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We are looking for a Children and Young People Support Worker to join our team!

#visitourwebsite #joinus
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We want to hear from you! What’s the best fundraising ideas you’ve had?
Our fundraising team are looking for some inspiration to raise money for a #seasidetrip
Comment below ⬇️ 😀
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#mkact supports everyone in Milton Keynes who is suffering from domestic abuse, of any sexual orientation, gender orientation, identity or expression.

We are a confidential service and our experienced team offer non-judgmental advice and support via our helpline. #youarenotalone #lgbtq #idva
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#wearehiring

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Children and Young People Support Worker! #mkjobs #miltonkeynes #recruiting

➡️ https://www.mkact.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/AD-MK-ACT-CYP-Support-Worker-June-2022.pdf
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If you are suffering from domestic abuse remember even out of hours, that help and support is available to you. #youarenotalone @refugecharity @womens_aid @respect_uk @galopuk 🙏🏽 ...

Signs to look out for Domestic Abuse➡️

•Injuries
•Excuses
•Stress
•Absent from work
•Personality changes
•Low self-esteem
•Lack of opportunity to communicate independently
•Self blame
•Lack of money
•Stops socialising
•Their partner displays irrational behaviour
•Unwanted pregnancy/termination
•Substance abuse
•Lack of assertiveness
•Damage to property
•Unwilling to give out personal details

#knowthisisntlove #youarenotalone #reachout #mkact
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Is your company looking for a fundraising challenge this month? 🙏🏽
We would love your help towards raising £1000 to allow us to take all the families in our refuge to the seaside.

If you would like to help, Please drop us a message ☀️🏝🎢 #seaside #community #kidsdayout
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Huge thank you to everyone who voted for us at the @mk_inspiration_awards 💕

Congratulations to @shayssmiles 🏆 for winning the Charity Category. Such an amazing charity and so lovely to hear about all the fantastic things they do.

Our team had such an enjoyable evening on Saturday and it was great to see all the other charities like @foodbankmk who help us immensely at our refuge and within the Crisis Intervention Service.
#community #miltonkeynes #inspirationawards
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Great to film today with @stormvideos_ to produce our new #domesticabuse #webinar #training #videos 🎥

Big thank you to Public Health and @miltonkeynescouncil for funding this project so we can provide free training to employers and employees in Milton Keynes, Bucks and Bedfordshire. #publichealth
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#youarenotalone #mkact ...

Could you or your company help us? 🥰

We are in desperate need of supermarket vouchers 🍎🥦🍝🍽for the families we support who are suffering from domestic abuse.

We would like to give these vouchers to victims of domestic abuse who leave their homes and who are struggling to buy food. We would be so grateful for any donations so that we can fund a voucher scheme.

To donate to our appeal visit ➡️#linkinbio

#noamounttoosmall #community
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