The Change Project has been appointed by the Drive Partnership as service provider for their exciting and innovative approach to those perpetrating domestic abuse in Essex.
This is a national pilot across three areas, Wales, W Sussex and Essex, which aims to increase the safety of victims of domestic violence, and children in the families, through practical, individual interventions with perpetrators of high risk domestic violence and abuse.
We are delighted to announce that Hertfordshire Change will continue to run for another 6 months. For more information see our Herts Change page.
January 2015"RESPECT ACCREDITED PERPETRATOR PROGRAMMES DO WORK!"
Over the past 3 years The Change Project has been involved in The Mirabal Project a research project looking at the impact Respect Accredited Services have on the coordinated community response to domestic violence.
The Change Project (Essex) is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a further 3 years funding from the Henry Smith Foundation, with the support of Essex Community Foundation. We would like to thank both Henry Smith Foundation and ECF for continuing yo support our service.
Befordshire Change is coming to Central Beds and Luton. For more information see our Bedfordshire Change page.
Hertfordshire Change is coming to Stevenage in the Spring! For more information Contact Us.
January 2012NEW GROUP OPENING AND GROUP RE-OPENING IN JANUARY 2012
A new group is starting in Basildon. Due to demand in the area, to make the programme more accessible to our clients, we are opening sessions at the Basildon Centre Monday and Thursday evenings. Our Colchester Group at the Hythe Community Centre is also re-starting.
November 2011WINNERS MID ESSEX BUSINESS AWARDS
For the second time this year we have been successful in winning an award for the work we do in the community. We had some stiff competition from some very worthy Charities, so we were yet again thrilled to be selected as winners! It is really great to get recognition for our project.
September 2011WINNERS ESSEX BUSINESS AWARDS
We were really delighted to be the winners of this award. It was the first time Essex Change had entered into any award, so it came to a big shock to us that we were selected as finalists and then went on to winning the award.
Our sponsors Anglia Water came to visit us and were really impressed with the work we do.
RESEARCH: The Mirabal Project!
Essex Change have been selected to join the Mirabal Project, a Research project being led by Durham and the Metropolitan University over the next three years. The project will be researching the what the impact on communities where there are prevention programmes compared to communities where there are no programmes.
FUNDRAISER - Dirty Dancing
Essex Change hosted its first Annual Fundraiser on 8th March 2012. The fundraiser was held at The Electric Palace, Harwich where a champagne reception and viewing of Dirty Dancing took place. A raffle was held, with prizes donated from companies and agencies based in Harwich. The event was a huge success with over £3000 raised for the Charity.
North Essex NHS PCT - New Service
North Essex NHS PCT have awarded Essex Change a year's contract to deliver addtional services to residents of North Essex. Men referred to the service can now benefit from additonal pre-group sessions, providing one to one motivational interviewing. The partners and ex-partners of the men referred to the group, will be offered up to 6 individual counselling sessions and also any dependants aged 11+ will be offered up to 6 counselling sessions with a qualified youth counsellor. For more information about this service Contact Us.
Essex Change and TENDER
Essex Change and TENDER (an organisation that works to promote healthy relationships based on equality and respect www.tender.org.uk) will be collaborating on a new project, providing drama based workshops, peer support and staff training throughout senior schools in Essex over 3 years (2012/15).
Essex Change is awarded funds for the next 3 years!
Essex Change is delighted to be awarded funding from the Henry Smith Foundation to run in Essex for a further three years.