During the last two years individuals, families and organisations have faced extraordinary challenges as COVID and the lockdown brought personal loss and isolation to many across the country and the cost-of-living crisis added to family’s financial pressures. Reports tell us that financial hardship is increasing risk for people subject to abuse and making it harder for them to leave.
At IDAS, we have responded by developing hardship funds for victims and by increasing the number of emergency accommodation units we provide. We have also opened all our helplines seven days a week and expanded our live chat service.
During 2022 we managed over 18,000 referrals and supported 10,000 people. Our helplines dealt with nearly 500 calls every week.
Our work in the North has never been more necessary and the national picture shines a light on the magnitude of domestic abuse and violence against women and girls.
“You have done so much for me, I don’t know where to start. I want you to know that I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thanks to you, I have a lovely fresh start and for once in my life, my life feels like living”
We managed over 18,000 referrals
We dealt with over 25,000 helpline calls
We supported more than 10,000 people in the community
We trained over 8,000 professionals
We provided emergency accommodation with intensive support to over 250 families
Won a National Diversity Award
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IDAS is the largest specialist charity in Yorkshire supporting people affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence.