Last night a group of SEA staff donned their glad rags and headed to the London Marriott for the 22nd annual Charity Times Awards where we were nominated in three categories.
We were absolutely thrilled to see our own CEO Dr Nicola Sharp-Jeffs win the ‘Rising Leader of the Year’ award! Over the past four years Nicola has worked tirelessly to raise awareness of economic abuse, leading the SEA team to drive systems change and make sure survivors’ voices are heard at the highest levels. This has included the following incredible achievements:
Nicola Sharp-Jeffs said,
“It’s an honour to have received this award given such an impressive shortlist. Huge congratulations to my fellow nominees.
I’d like to thank the dream team which is SEA, our Trustees and partners for their support, and to the women we work alongside who inspire me day in and day out.”
We were also pleased to have been nominated for the Charity Collaboration of the Year for our partnership with Money Advice Plus (MAP) and for the Best Use of Technology for our Economic Abuse guide. A huge congratulations to Citizens Advice and Trussell Trust, and Guide Dogs for their wins in these categories.
With MAP’s expertise, we’ve been able to bring real financial solutions for victim-survivors of economic abuse such as
Earlier this year, SEA and Money Advice Plus (MAP) launched a digital guide to help people understand if they are victims of economic abuse.
Working with creative agency Neon Tribe, and funded by Comic Relief’s Tech vs Abuse programme, we developed the guide by speaking with victim-survivors of economic abuse, reflecting on their experiences and deciding priority areas for the guide. You can read more about this on our website.
Many survivors report that they haven’t always been able to understand or identify what is happening to them until much further down the line. This can be because of the insidious drip-drip-drip nature of the abuse, sometimes initially masked as acts of kindness, so this guide is a vital resource and we’re so pleased to see it celebrated.
A huge thank you to all the victim-survivors of economic abuse who worked with SEA, MAP and Neon Tribe to develop this project and produce the guide.
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