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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

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.

Our Supporters

Latest Posts

Congratulations to #miltonkeynes for becoming a City!
We are so proud to be the domestic abuse intervention service and refuge for Milton Keynes. Huge thank you to the wonderful community in #mk for the continued support. #cityofmiltonkeynes #citystatus #community #acommunitythatcares
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Join our free virtual training sessions.
This workshop is for businesses of all sizes, employers, HR professionals, line managers and front-facing staff working in Milton Keynes.

#training #domesticabuse #abuseiseveryonesbusiness

To book 👉🏽 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/domestic-abuse-awareness-in-the-workplace-registration-129649127029
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"I always knew there were certain types of behaviour patterns that weren't right, but I would never classify it as domestic abuse" @saffronhocking

Recognising #EmotionalAbuse can be extremely difficult, your partner doesn’t need to hit you to make you feel afraid.

If you need to talk, we are here to listen and to believe you. Call MK Act today….
Helpline: 0344 375 4307
Monday – Friday 9am-5pm

Outside of these hours, call the National Domestic Abuse Helpline 24hrs a day for free on 0808 2000 247.

🎥 📝 credit- @refugecharity

#topboy #domesticabuse #emotionalabuse
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Around 1 in 5 children have been exposed to domestic abuse.

Children never just ‘witness’ domestic abuse, the law now recognises they can be victims.

Exposure to domestic abuse is child abuse, and it can have a significant impact on a child’s development, health and wellbeing.

We are so grateful to the @mkcomfoundation who have just funded a Children and Young Persons Outreach Worker for MK Act 🙏🏼

#thankyou #communityfoundation #miltonkeynes #domesticabuse
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Are you a keen gardener? We would love some donations for our refuge garden 🙏🏼🌹🌻🌺🙏🏾

We have some residents who love gardening, who have had to leave their gardens behind.

We would love some bedding plants (red,white and blue) to celebrate the #queensjubilee and some flowering Cherry trees to plant.

If you would like to donate some bedding plants or sponsor a tree for our garden or equipment, please email Lolly@mk-act.org or drop us a message ❤️

#community #miltonkeynes #gardeningtime #flowersbringjoy🌸 #greenfingers
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Did you know we have extended the hours on our online chat? If you need to speak to anyone and it is difficult for you on the phone, please click on the green messenger icon between 10am and 4pm (Monday to Friday).

Www.MKAct.com

#domesticabuse #onlinechat #youarenotalone
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We are so proud to have been nominated for the @mk_inspiration_awards 💚

We have made it down to the 2022 Inspirational Finalists!! 🤩

What next:
1: Voting - if you would like to vote for us, please head over to @mk_inspiration_awards website and vote for #mkact as Milton Keynes Outstanding Charity.

2: Once you have voted you are welcome to purchase a ticket to the awards ceremony on the 9th of July 2022 at The Jurys Inn Milton Keynes on the 9th July 2022, here finalists will find out if they won their category, everyone is invited.

This unforgettable black-tie event will include a 3-course meal , an evening of live entertainment ,local and celebrity guests.

To purchase your ticket or vote please visit www.mkinspirationawards.co.uk

#mkawards2022inspirationawards #Miltonkeynes #mkfm#advanceproperty#awardseason #awardsceremony #AwardShows #AwardsSeason #awardsday
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Did you know you can now also contact us via online chat on our website?
Please visit www.mkact.com Monday to Friday, 10am till 4pm and click on the messenger icon.

#youarenotalone #domesticabuse
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This week we are reminding people of assistance and advice available in support of National Stalking Awareness Week, 25-29 April, 'Bridging the Gap'. 

The week, organised by the National Stalking Consortium which is chaired by the @live_life_safe ➡️Suzy Lamplugh Trust, highlights the vital role that stalking advocates play in bridging the gap between the victim and the criminal justice system. #youarenotalone #bridgingthegap #nationalstalkingawarenessweek
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Relationship abuse can happen in a variety of ways – in person, on the phone or via text.

If you feel suffocated by a partner who demands access to you, to know where you are, what you’re doing, or who you are with, this may be a sign of an unhealthy, controlling relationship.

❤️ You deserve to feel free and at ease in your relationship.

If you need to talk to someone, MK Act is here for you.

#miltonkeynes #domesticabuse #youarenotalone
🎥 credit @womens_aid
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Huge thank you to the awesome @nuffieldhealthmk and their members for donating lots of lovely #eastereggs to our Refuge and Crisis Intervention Service this month.
#thankyou #mkgym #nuffieldhealth
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The team at MK Act wish that your homes are filled with happiness and joy, harmony and positivity this festive season.

#happypassover #happyeaster #ramadanmubarak

For all those honouring these occasions, may peace, joy and prosperity bless you and your family.
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Domestic abuse as an incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading and violent behaviour, including sexual violence, in the majority of cases by a partner or ex-partner, but also by a family member or carer.

Domestic abuse can include, but is not limited to, the following:

➡️Coercive control (a pattern of intimidation, degradation, isolation and control with the use or threat of physical or sexual violence)
➡️Psychological and/or emotional abuse
➡️Physical or sexual abuse
➡️Financial or economic abuse
➡️Harassment and stalking
➡️Online or digital abuse

If you are experiencing #domesticabuse we are here to help you ⏩www.MKAct.com

#youarenotalone
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#ramadanmubarak to everybody celebrating from #mkact ...