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The Twenty-Tens

Relaunch of the FWA Website

Relaunch of the updated FWA Website at a conference in the City Hotel.

‘Excellence in Partnering’ Award

A team including QMAC Construction, APEX Housing Association, FWA and Tate Stevenson Architects won the ‘Excellence in Partnering’ Award at the CEF/Specify Construction Excellence Awards 2013

Renovation of Ashleywood House & Ashleywood Mews

Renovation of Ashleywood House and Ashleywood Mews accommodation project completed in November and officially opened by Baroness Angela Smith.

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Teenlink – Zakkon Partnership Finalised

December – Finalisation of partnership with Zakkon for the Teenlink project.

PSNI and Women’s Aid NI launch new awareness campaign

PSNI and Women’s Aid NI launch a new awareness campaign, including a video called ‘Family Portrait – Voice of a Victim’ as well as billboard posters and Facebook advertising encouraging victims to come forward.

Avert offers ‘Chill Out’ Programme

December – Avert offers a ‘chill out’ programme for the women in service, right through to March 2014.

2014

Social Development Minister visited Ashleywood House

Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland visited Ashleywood House along with Martin Doherty and Gerry Kelly from Apex Housing

Avert is given support by Derry Policing & Community Safety Partnership

Avert is given support by Derry Policing & Community Safety Partnership to offer training to both primary and post-primary schools in the Derry council area on how to spot signs of domestic abuse. Helping Hands for primary schools and Heading for Healthy Relationships for post primary schools

Ulster Community Investment Trust provided a £300,000 loan to FWA

Ulster Community Investment Trust provided a £300,000 loan to FWA for refurbishment work

24Hr Domestic and Sexual Violence Helpline new number launched

The 24Hr Domestic and Sexual Violence Helpline launch their new number, run by the Women’s Aid Federation NI, and funded by the Departments of Health, Justice and Social Development. Attending the launch were Health Minister Edwin Poots,  Justice Minister David Ford and Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland