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Males support

Male support, according to the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) year ending March 2019: An estimated 7.5% of women (1.6 million) and 3.8% of men (786,000) experienced Domestic Abuse. As Mankind points out: “For every three victims of Domestic Abuse, two will be … Read more

Older People – Domestic Abuse

Older People aged 59+ are more likely to experience abuse from an adult family member or intimate partner than those under this age and they are often underrepresented in a lot of services. Older victims may live with abuse for many years before getting help … Read more

What is Economic Abuse?

Domestic abuse is described as a pattern of behaviour used to gain or maintain power and control over someone. There are many ways in which perpetrators do this, including economic abuse, which is a form of coercive control. Economic abuse is when a partner restricts … Read more

Health and healing; how diet and exercise can help survivors.

Today, we’d like to introduce Claire* a support worker in our domestic abuse service. Claire has a passion for exercise and nutrition, and she’s sharing knowledge to help empower our service users. Not only that, Claire heads up our ‘Wellbeing Walks’. These are lunchtime walks, … Read more

What is economic abuse?

Economic abuse is a form of domestic abuse. Domestic abuse is described as a pattern of behaviour used to gain or maintain power and control over someone. There are many ways in which perpetrators do this, including economic abuse, which is a form of coercive … Read more

Charlotte’s Story

Charlotte's Story

Charlotte is a young parent with two boys aged one and six months. During her first pregnancy, Charlotte found herself in an abusive relationship. She suffered verbal abuse and was often threatened with physical violence. The arguments got worse as the pregnancy progressed. During these arguments her partner would tell her … Read more

A new year message from CEO LJ Winterburn

As 2020 draws to a close, I just wanted to take some time to reflect on what we have achieved despite COVID-19. During the first lockdown , we opened our Young Women’s Refuge. A 13 unit safe place for women aged between 18 and 25 … Read more

Valley House CEO award finalist!

Valley House CEO LJ Winterburn nominated for the  ‘Women in Housing’ award. Earlier this year Valley House CEO, LJ Winterburn was nominated by SASC (Social and Sustainable Capital), for the Inside Housing’s Women in Housing: Leaders 2020 award. The judging panel selected her as one … Read more

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