We Matter Too! is a project that addresses the needs of disabled young people facing domestic abuse.
The project was funded by the Lloyds Bank Foundation as part of a series of projects looking at domestic violence.
It explored gaps in domestic abuse service provisions and awareness of practitioners working with disabled young people, as identified by SafeLives and Women’s Aid. ACT, in partnership with Anita Franklin at Coventry University, carried out work that specifically addresses the needs of young disabled people.
You can learn more about the project here.
We Matter Too – National Launch Event
To officially launch the We Matter Too project, we’re hosting an open event. Our event is for anyone working with young people and disabled people. It’s also aimed at anyone working in police, healthcare, and social care to support young people, disabled young people, and adults at risk – both in the statutory and voluntary sectors.
Date: 09 December 2019
Time: 10:30am – 4:30pm
There are 60 free places at this event and the programme can be found here.
We’ll provide lunch and refreshments.
What to Expect From Your Day
This is a great opportunity to network, and to reflect on numerous challenging areas of practice. We’ll discuss the best ways to reach out to young people facing abuse and harm in relationships.
The agenda includes:
- Feedback and presentations exploring how disabled young people and adults experience domestic abuse,
- Why do disabled young people face higher risks of domestic abuse?
- The challenges of practice: How do young people understand domestic abuse? How do practitioners understand domestic abuse? Do practitioners fully understand learning disabilities and ASC?
- What role can we play in making a difference? How can we make a difference in practice?
This event is now full and bookings have closed.
We will be running similar events in 2020, with provisional dates of Monday 2 March and Wednesday 22 April at the University of Nottingham. Further details to follow.