Clarion Housing Group comprises the largest social landlord in the country, with a heritage dating back over 100 years. Clarion provides good quality and affordable homes for people priced out of the property market.
Housing is fundamental to an individual’s life chances. Without a safe and secure home, the ability to achieve the things others take for granted is severely reduced. Providing a home to 350,000 people, we are uniquely placed to make an even bigger impact. From simply helping people find their feet to helping them get a foot on the housing ladder, Clarion Housing Group changes lives.
Alongside the core housing management service, Clarion provides an enhanced supported housing service for people with a range of needs. These include services for young people, adults with enduring mental health needs, refugee Syrian families, adults with learning disabilities and men and women with substance misuse issues.
In addition, Clarion have been providing domestic abuse services in Kent for a number of years. The domestic abuse service currently delivered in Kent employs 40 specialist support staff across the north and south of the county. As well as providing 80 spaces of refuge accommodation, Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVA’s) services, hospital IDVA’s and community Outreach services, Clarion uses their expertise to engage with local charities, voluntary agencies and businesses to raise awareness of domestic abuse and the impact it has on individuals and families. Clarion also delivers a range of essential domestic abuse training programmes to professionals including mental health nurses, GPs, the police, local authorities and other key partner agencies.
Oasis Domestic Abuse Service
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Oasis supports families affected by or at risk of domestic abuse in East Kent and offers a comprehensive range of services in Thanet and Dover, including 2 refuges for women and children forced to flee their homes. Oasis’s adult services also include community outreach for male and female victims, including an IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Adviser) Service for those at high risk of serious harm, support in the criminal and family courts, groupwork programmes for women who are still in abusive relationships as well as those who have left, a weekly support group, a Peer Mentoring service and an employability programme offering retail experience in our boutique charity shop.
Oasis Domestic Abuse Service works with children and adolescents who have been affected by domestic abuse in their family home, who are at risk in their own intimate relationships or who are already using violence themselves. Oasis delivers workshops in schools to educate young people about the nature of healthy relationships as well as complex issues relating to consent, grooming, exploitation and online safety. They recently launched ‘Oasis Consults’, their consultancy service supporting small local charities with organisational development.
Last year was Oasis's 25th year of operation; their experience in developing services to meet the needs of the community is longstanding and vast. Oasis are proud to have been chosen as Kent Charity of the Year 2019 at the Kent Charity Awards in recognition of their work.
Look Ahead offers a wide range of specialist domestic abuse services.
They provide expert care and support to both female and male survivors of domestic abuse in west Kent, enabling individuals to regain their confidence and rebuild their lives.
Look Ahead’s Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVAs) work in their refuges and out in the community – all with many years’ experience in the field and run support groups and specialist programmes for those who have experienced domestic abuse.
Look Ahead can offer overnight emergency accommodation to those in immediate danger, and offer help for domestic abuse survivors who want to stay in their own homes with security measures, including fitting window locks and door bars. Welfare support is also offered with food and travel vouchers provided.
They run cyber stalking advice clinics together with their partner Protection Against Stalking and The Cyber Helpline offering expert advice on online safety measures, while they are also educating businesses on keeping their employees safe.
At Look Ahead we are also experts in delivering mental health, homelessness, learning disabilities, and young peoples’ services.
Look Ahead supports thousands of people across London and the South East. People coming to stay with Look Ahead have a range of life experiences, but whatever their background, we believe in working in partnership with each individual to empower them to take control of their lives.
Victim Support is an independent charity dedicated to supporting people affected by crime and traumatic incidents in England and Wales, and we put them at the heart of our organisation. Their support and campaigns are informed and shaped by those people and their experiences.
Victim Support provides specialist services to help people cope and recover and to empower them to ensure their voices are heard individually and collectively at a local and national level.
These services help people affected by all types of crime and provide free confidential support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for people affected by crime and traumatic events — regardless of whether they have reported the crime to the police or when it occurred and for as long as it is needed.
Most of Victim Support’s services are delivered locally through skilled staff and volunteers who are deeply rooted in their communities. They adapt their services to meet local need and pride themselves on being responsive to local demands. These services are closely linked into the National Homicide Service providing a dedicated, comprehensive service for those bereaved by murder and manslaughter and our national Supportline.
Victim Support are an independent charity and their unrivalled national overview gives them the ability to share best practice and innovate in their services as well as champion victims’ rights from a strong evidence base.