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Who we are

Who we are

We are a specialist charity with many years’ experience of supporting and accommodating victims and survivors of domestic abuse.  

We are proud to deliver high quality services that help protect victims and survivors whatever choice they make about their future.  We also work to transform the systems that can directly or indirectly harm survivors and through our training, prevention and educational work we inspire individuals and organisations to tackle the root causes of domestic abuse. 

IDAS worker talking to a woman

Our story

We have humble beginnings, starting life in the 1970s in a two bedroomed flat in York as York Women’s Aid. Since then we have grown to be the largest specialist charity in the North.

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Our impact

We support thousands of people each year and those we support tell us that our services are life changing and sometimes life-saving.

Our team

Our team is made up of dedicated, qualified professionals and volunteers many of whom have lived experience. Each one of us is proud of the work of IDAS.

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Our quality

The quality of our services is evidenced through the feedback we receive and through our national standards awards.

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Our values

Our values underpin all that we do and how we do it. We are Compassionate, Courageous, Inclusive and Inspirational.

IDAS C.E.O. Sarah Hill giving an address at a conference

Our strategy

We are proud to present our five-year strategy which sets out how we work to effect transformative and lasting change for survivors, communities and our future. 

Our partners and accreditations

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