FREE Virtual Live Interactive Training Sessions – delivered by MK-ACT

FREE Virtual Live Interactive Training Sessions – delivered by MK-ACT

Join our FREE virtual-live-interactive training sessions delivered by MK-Act (Specialist Domestic Violence Support Service for Milton Keynes.) The training will support Public and Private sector workplaces & organisations within MILTON KEYNES, of all different sizes, to improve their response to domestic abuse. Following attendance delegates will have knowledge to: Help spot the signs of Domestic Abuse with colleagues and clients Understand the challenges of leaving an abusive relationship Understand the impact on domestic abuse in the workplace Provide the appropriate response to disclosures How to support victims & keep them safe whilst at work Know Initial safety planning and signposting…
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MK-ACT VACANCY

Housing IDVA An established charity providing domestic abuse support services within Milton Keynes. IDVA – Housing (37.5 Hours FT) This post is funded by Milton Keynes Council We have an exciting opportunity to work for our organisation in partnership with Milton Keynes Council (MKC) providing a high quality service as an IDVA to support those who experience Domestic Abuse (DA). Providing targeted independent domestic violence advocacy and support for people who approach MK-Act Crisis Service. Part of your role will be working with colleagues in both MK-Act and MKC Housing to ensure that there are clear, robust and workable pathways…
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Mk ACT Christmas Presents for the Refuge

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 and new clothes. We also cannot accept toy guns and knives. We ask for all presents to be either in gift bags with a label on…
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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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