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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Press Release – Isabel Binns Wins Award

PRESS RELEASE 26th October  2018   MK Act, the Domestic Abuse Services for Milton Keynes, are proud to announce that Isabel Binns, Refuge Co-ordinator, has won the category of Community Impact Professional at the Milton Keynes Women’s Leaders Awards at the Hilton Hotel Gala evening Awards ceremony. The judges said “Isabel demonstrated modest yet inspirational leadership showing that through her team she is delivering real effect in the Milton Keynes community.  She has had to accept severe challenges and to innovate and overcome these issues to deliver a continuity of service to people and families at a time of greater…
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Fresh Start Programme Facilitators

MK-ACT (MKWA) Fresh Start Programme Facilitators    We welcome applications from both males and females for this role   MK ACT is an established charity providing a holistic domestic abuse support servicewithin Milton Keynes, managed by MK Women’s Aid. www.mkact.com We are seeking individuals who are committed to preventing domestic violence and abuse to join our Fresh Start team. Fresh Start provides group work and one to one interventions for people using abusive behaviour within their intimate relationships, which run alongside a safety and support service for partners. We are currently recruiting both male and female sessional staff to deliver the group…
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Refuge Support Assistant

MK-ACT (MKWA) An established charity providing domestic abuse support serviceswithin Milton Keynes.   www.mkact.com We have an exciting opportunity to work for our organisation providing a high quality service as a Refuge Support Assistant to support those who experience Domestic Abuse (DA).  Your role will be to support the Refuge Team in their work, ensuring the smooth running of the service.  Part of your work and theirs 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 multi-agency setting, which is fast paced. You…
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Press Release: MK ACT Hamper Appeal

PRESS RELEASE 4th December 2017 CHRISTMAS HAMPER APPEAL FOR WOMEN’S REFUGE One woman in four experience domestic violence in their lifetime and two women are killed each week by a current or former partner in England and Wales. 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. They have been providing safe emergency accommodation for women and children for over 40 years. Women who experience domestic abuse have told Women’s Aid that Christmas time can lead to more stress and abuse. Women’s Aid said…
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