Category: Supporting Residents

Domestic Violence and abuse

dont-suffer-in-silenceOne in four women and one in six men will be victims of domestic abuse at some time in their life.

We have created a helpful guide which gives you the facts and useful numbers for you to contact for help and advice.

Domestic abuse isn’t just physical violence it can include

  • verbal abuse
  • emotional abuse
  • financial abuse
  • sexual abuse
  • forced marriage
  • female genital mutilation
  • honour based violence

DON’T SUFFER IN SILENCE…..You can survive domestic abuse

If you or a friend or relative require advice or assistance, services available, with contact telephone numbers and/or websites are detailed below.

National Domestic Abuse Helpline – Provides advice for women suffering from Domestic Abuse

Call 0808 2000 247
email  i[email protected]
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MALE (National Men’s Advice Line & Enquiries) – Provides advice and support for men suffering or have suffered from Domestic Abuse

Call 0808 801 0327
email [email protected] 

Broken Rainbow – Provides support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender men and women who are experiencing domestic abuse

Call 0300 999 5428
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Respect – Information & advice for perpetrators

Call 0808 802 4040
Email [email protected]


Child Line – ChildLine counsellors are trained staff and volunteers who all have experience of listening and talking to children and young people.

Call 0800 1111

Forced Marriage Unit – Information and practical advice for anyone affected by forced marriage

Call 0207 008 0151
email : [email protected]

Victim Support – The national charity giving free and confidential help to victims of crime, witnesses, their family, friends and anyone else affected

Call 0845 30 30 900 Weekdays 8am to 8pm, weekends 9am to 7pm, bank holidays 9am to 5pm
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 National Stalking helpline – The National Stalking Helpline provides guidance and information to anybody who is currently or has previously been affected by harassment or stalking.

Call 0808 802 0300
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In an emergency, always call the Police on 999

For non emergencies call 101

Note: Links checked 08/12/2015

Bow Foodbank needs you!

bow-foodbank-1Bow Foodbank is an independent food bank in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, founded in 2014.

In their first year they distributed 2,500 baskets of food to more than 800 people. Since first opening their doors, the demand for food has doubled and they now regularly serve between 70 and 80 clients and their families each week.

We hope you may want to support this unique approach of Bow Foodbank and help them meet this growing demand. Read more

Hate crime and graffiti

graffitiZero tolerance to hate crime

All graffiti is vandalism, it ruins the look of our estates leading to a ‘run down’ appearance and costs a fortune to remove. Latest estimates are that in the UK it costs £1 billion a year to remove graffiti. Read more

Once in a lifetime!

dove-cott-disneylandA group of residents from Dove Cott House, their children and two members of staff recently took a trip to Disneyland Paris funded by the Foyer Federation “Healthy Conversations” project. Read more

Boyes Croft raise £130 for Macmillan Cancer Support

boyes-croft-coffee-09On Monday the 28th September 2015 residents of Boyes Croft in Great Dunmow got together to hold their annual Macmillan coffee morning. We enjoyed home-made cakes and a raffle, as well as guess the spots on the cake. Read more

New Supported Housing Newsletters

SH-news-Autumn-2015-cutWe are pleased to present our NEW Newsletters from The Cannons Dobson House, Dunmow, and Spenser House, which are available for download below.

We hope you find them of interest. Read more

Harvest Time in Dove Cott Garden

Harvest at Dove CottResidents at Dove Cott House have been busy harvesting some of their home grown vegetables and herbs from their amazing garden. Read more

Fun at Dobson House

dhfd1aDobson House held its fantastic annual family day event on Saturday the 29th August, and once again it was a huge hit with residents and their nearest and dearest. Read more

Recognition for Budding Artists

art1aWell done to Shirley Wood, who lives at Spencer House, in Leigh on Sea, who has been completing an art course at Avro training centre. Read more

More Residents Get Green Fingers

more-green-fingersCongratulations to Mathew Wisbey and Matthew Fuller, two of our residents with Learning Difficulties who live in Maldon, who have recently spent a lot of time and effort transforming their garden. Read more