We were proud to support Blackburn and Darwen District Without Abuse (BDDWA) and The Wish Centre as they celebrated their 30th anniversary on International Women’s Day.
As the specialist landlord for BDDWA, Living Plus provides the purpose-built refuge accommodation for women and children escaping domestic abuse and most recently, has worked with BDDWA to successfully apply for a Places for People Kerb Appeal Fund to improve the external play area. Since 1991, they have provided support for 1,299 women and over 2000 children in their refuges.
To mark the occasion an event was held at BBC Radio Lancashire where honoured guests were treated to an amazing exhibition of personal artwork, poetry and song by survivors of domestic abuse, who have worked with the Wish Centre and Verd De Gris using the power of creative arts to help repair the damaging emotional effects of mental health, and for some women domestic abuse, to help them to rebuild their lives.
Steve Sinnott, Head of Research and Service Development said:
“It was a fantastic event and wonderful to see the positive impact our partner's service has had on the women and children they support. We are proud to provide a specialist landlord accommodation service to an organisation who really does make a difference to the lives of so many women and children when they need it most.”