AD Housing IDVA July 2020

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 Housing staff…
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AD Dispersed Housing Outeach Worker July 2020

MK-ACT (MKWA) An established charity providing domestic abuse support services within Milton Keynes. www.mkact.com Outreach Worker x2 (hours 37 hours) We have an exciting opportunity to work for our organisation in partnership with Milton Keynes Council (MKC) providing a high quality service as an outreach work to support those who experience Domestic Abuse (DA) and living in temporary accommodation.  Part of your work is to empower our clients, keeping the safety of them and their children central to their interventions, assessing their needs and putting the right support in place. We are looking for individuals who is committed to working…
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COVID-19/Coronavirus: Safety tips for survivors

Q. How do I know if I’m experiencing abuse? Domestic abuse is not always physical – it is a pattern of controlling, threatening and coercive behaviour, that can also be emotional, economic, psychological or sexual. Abuse is a choice a perpetrator makes, and isolation is already used by many perpetrators as a tool of control. If you need help recognising the signs of abuse, you can find information and resources on https://www.mkact.com/?page_id=587 . Alternatively, you can call MK Act on  0344 3754307  or call the Freephone 24h National Domestic Abuse Helpline,  on 0808 2000 247 or visit www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk. Q. Who…
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DOMESTIC ABUSE REACHES ALL TIME HIGH DURING COVID 19

Across the country domestic abuse is soaring as victims are trapped with abusive partners during the coronavirus lockdown. Figures, as of Saturday, in the UK show that there were 12 deaths reported in the last 5 days from domestic abuse. Normally in the UK, 2 women per week are murdered. The National Domestic Abuse Helpline has seen a 25% increase in calls to them. The facts are alarming and Milton Keynes Domestic Abuse Charity are worried about families in the city during these difficult times. Sue Burke, Chief Exec of MK ACT said “We want to reassure people that we…
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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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