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New Leading Light in Hull

We are delighted to announce that our Domestic Violence and Abuse service has been awarded Leading Lights status by Safe Lives.

SafeLives Leading Lights status is the mark of quality for domestic abuse services and is increasingly being recognised by commissioners and funders across the UK.

The Leading Lights accreditation programme offers services, partner agencies and commissioners a set of standards for supporting victims of domestic abuse. The programme was launched in 2009 and many services have been offered coaching, workshops and assessment since that time, with over 40 gaining accreditation.

Our service is the only one in Hull to have achieved this prestigious recognition and it reflects the high level of skills, expertise and experience offered by our staff team

Winner helps other charities to Get Informed

National pathfinder project - a face for the Get Informed campaign

Check out the Get Informed campaign, launched by Big Society Capital this week


The campaign aims to raise awareness for charities on the opportunities to fund their work through Social Investment.. We have successfully used loan investment  from Social Investors to fund our innovative work with housing Domestic Abuse survivors as part of tackling violence against women and girls. Big Society Capital have chosen us as a national example of good practice with the use of Social Investment

Learn about the Get Informed campaign here

Third Sector Excellence

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for two more national awards - the Third Sector Excellence Awards. We are up for recognition in two categories - Social Investment and Enterprise. The winners will be revealed at the awards ceremony in London on 14th September 2016

Browse our entry at keep your fingers crossed for us!


Recruiting now

Due to our successful work housing women fleeing violence and abuse through our dispersed accommodation, we are looking to recruit a woman with the skills to find and acquire new properties on our behalf.

You will know the local housing market in Hull and you will have experience of finding property and managing the purchase process swiftly and effectively.

This post is a fixed term post for 18 months at 30 hours per week at NJC SCP 28 £24472 pro rata and is open to women only.

If you would like to be part of our continuing success story and you have the right skills and experience, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an application pack. Closing date for applications is Wednesday 6th September.


National Charity Award Winners!

We are delighted to announce our success in winning a National Charity Award for Grantmaking and Funding at the Civil Society Media Charity Awards this week! We were selected from a shortlist of three and more than 300 applicants this year for our innovative Safe as Houses scheme.

Alongside nine other category winners, the Overall Winner and the recipient of the Daniel Phelan Award for Outstanding Achievement, Winner, the Preston Road Women’s Centre, was presented with the award at a star-studded black-tie ceremony at the Mermaid Theatre in London on Thursday 9 June, hosted by former BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull.

Tania Mason, editorial director at Civil Society Media which organises the Charity Awards, congratulated Winner, the Preston Road Women’s Centre, on winning the highly-coveted award.  She said:

“We had a record number of entries this year, and the standard was particularly high, so Winner, the Preston Road Women’s Centre, should be very proud to have won their category. Their project was very effective.

“For 17 years the Charity Awards have been identifying and celebrating the fantastic work that UK charities do, and the rigorous judging process ensures that only the very best-run charities win awards.”



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