Updates on National Domestic Violence Helpline

MK-Act is committed to providing a high quality service to our clients and partners but we also want to keep our clients, visitors, staff and volunteers safe.  The Government has categorised our services as essential and we are following the latest guidance and doing all our support over the phone unless we are unable to do so. Our team of staff and volunteers continue to work and are covering all our phone numbers and email boxes which are listed below as normal so please phone/contact us between office hours of 9am-5pm.  If you need to speak to someone out of…
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Housing IDVA (37.5 Hours FT)

MK-ACT (MKWA) An established charity providing domestic abuse support services within Milton Keynes. www.mkact.com Housing IDVA (37.5 Hours FT) We have an exciting opportunity to work for our organisation in partnership with Milton Keynes Council (MKC) providing a high quality service as a Housing IDVA to support those who experience Domestic Abuse (DA).  Providing targeted independent domestic violence advocacy and support for people who approach The Homelessness Prevention Team for help which is as a result of DA or where DA is a contributory factor.  Part of your role will also to be to increase the capacity and skills of…
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URGENT APPEAL TO FUND REFURBISHMENT OF 8 SELF CONTAINED DOMESTIC ABUSE REFUGE FLATS

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 20th February MK ACT, the Domestic Abuse Charity for Milton Keynes, is appealing for help this year from individuals and companies to support them by raising money so they can refurbish 8 of their refuge flats. From April 2018 to March 2019 MK Act supported 1574 people who were affected by domestic violence. MK ACT’s Fundraising and Marketing Manager, Lolly Marlborough said; “We are really in need of funds to refurbish 8 of our 28 refuge spaces in Milton Keynes. They provide self-contained emergency accommodation for women and children escaping domestic violence. We would…
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Complex Needs Worker (37.5 Hours)

MK-ACT (MKWA)An established charity providing domestic abuse support services within Milton Keynes. www.mkact.com Complex Needs Worker (37.5 Hours) We have an exciting opportunity to work for our organisation providing a high quality service as a Complex Needs Outreach Worker to support those who experience Domestic Abuse (DA).  Your role will be to work intensively with clients who have complex needs to support them in accessing services.  Part of your work is to empower our clients, keeping the safety of them and their children central to their interventions. We are looking for an individual who is committed to working in a…
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Volunteer Coordinator (16 hours)

MK-ACT (MKWA) An established charity providing domestic abuse support services within Milton Keynes. www.mkact.com Volunteer Coordinator (16 hours) We have an exciting opportunity to work for our organisation coordinating our volunteers to support those who experience Domestic Abuse (DA), in a variety of roles. With Senior Managers and Trustees you will maintain and develop a high-quality volunteer scheme that meets the needs of both MK-Act clients and the organisation. Managing all elements of volunteering within MK-Act you will be assessing and meeting MK-Act’s needs through the recruitment, placement and retention of volunteers.  You will manage volunteers and the relationships with…
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MK ACT Wish List 2020

MK ACT are very grateful for any support whether it be financial or items to support families suffering from domestic abuse. This year we would particularity love funds to pay for some trips (to the seaside, a local farm etc) to enrich the lives of the children we support who may not otherwise get to experience these things or have these happy family memories. 1. Last Resort Fund Our priority this year is to raise money for our Last Resort Fund, as the fund is running out. It helps us save lives and get help to people quickly.An example of…
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MK ACT HOLD DOMESTIC ABUSE CONFERENCE FOR WHITE RIBBON DAY

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 2019 On the 25th November, the world marked White Ribbon Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. From then until the 10th December, we are encouraging everybody to take part in the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence. MK ACT, the Domestic Abuse Charity for Milton Keynes, in partnership with Safer MK, held a domestic abuse conference last week to mark White Ribbon Day in the City. 120 people from companies and agencies all over Milton Keynes attended the sold- out conference. Sue Burke, MK ACT Chief Exec said “Our conference was a resounding success; our…
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Mk ACT Christmas Presents for the Refuge

Christmas is a very hard time for families affected by domestic abuse. MK ACT are very grateful for any presents for the children and women in our refuge and families that we support through our Crisis Intervention Service.   We have included a list of the ages of children in our refuge for anyone who would like to donate a present. Please note, due to heath and safety we can only accept new toys. We also cannot accept toy guns and knives.We ask for all presents to be either in gift bags with a label on with the child’s age,…
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DOMESTIC ABUSE… THE TRUTH!

-It’s every company in Milton Keynes’ responsibility to know- A Conference aimed at professionals and HR SpecialistsWednesday 27th November 2019- 9.30am-3.30pmKents Hill Park, Swallow House, Timbold Drive,  Milton Keynes, MK7 6BZ Key speakers include; the Mayor of Milton Keynes - Cllr Sam Crooks, CEO of Women’s Aid, Frank Mullraine AAFDA, Zoe -a survivor of domestic violence Workshops include; Identifying Risk, The effects on Children and Young People, Domestic Abuse and BAMER Communities, Developing a DV Workplace Policy.   £40 per head (plus booking fee) including lunch and Certificate of Attendance To book visit https://mkactconference.eventbrite.co.uk To sponsor the event/ a stall…
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Domestic Abuse in Milton Keynes

Domestic Abuse in Milton Keynes

Sue Burke, Chief Exec of MK ACT appeared on Secklow Sounds Radio last week, to speak about domestic abuse in Milton Keynes and how families can seek help. To listen to the full interview, click here: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/18224724
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