Economic Justice Project (founding project)

Funder: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

  • Piloting of a conversation kit and screening tool on economic abuse across London boroughs and via a national casework service
  • Development of consumer law resources to challenge coerced debt
  • Training of local debt/money advice services on economic abuse and integrating safety measures into practice

Contact: [email protected]survivingeconomicabuse.org

Domestic and Economic Project (DEAP)

Partner: Money Advice Plus, Domestic and Economic Abuse Project (DEAP)

Funder: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

  • Free training on economic abuse and how to respond for domestic abuse services, money/debt advice services, housing associations and banks/building societies.
  • Telephone case work service for victims of domestic abuse

Contact: [email protected]survivingeconomicabuse.org

Our work so far:

Domestic Abuse

We have trained the following domestic abuse services:

  • Havant Southern Domestic Abuse Services
  • Jewish Women’s Aid
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline
  • Wycombe Women’s Aid
  • Deaf Hope

Here’s what they said about our training:  

  • [I would also like to say] How much I enjoyed and valued the training session. I feel that I am able to support women more fully now and have an increased awareness of what to look out for and what question to ask as most survivors are unaware of economic abuse and how all pervasive and long-term it can be  
  • I really enjoyed this training – straight away I will be using the term ‘economic abuse’ within the refuge and when advocating for the women. It has raised my awareness which will filter down in my refuge work. Thanks.
  • Brilliant informative presentation and very thought provoking. Thank you 🙂

 

Housing

We have trained the following housing associations:

  • Aylesbury Housing Trust
  • Places for People

Here’s what they said about our training:

  • Fantastic – very informative and delivered well. Speakers clearly knew what they were talking about and provided valuable insight. Very happy I attended – extremely useful for my role
  • Fantastic training, very well done
  • Really great training, very knowledgeable about the subject area and the impact DA and EA has on people’s lives
  • Very informative day, thank you. Great to hear such up to date and evidence based information which I know I will be able to use to support others.

 

Local Authority

We have trained the following local authorities:

  • Harrow Local Authority

Here’s what they said about our training:

  • Very informative, wide-ranging advice. Relevant case studies, well explained. Expansion given where needed and questions answered succinctly and with clarity. Very knowledgeable facilitators
  • Very informative course delivered at a good pace
  • The training was really informative and useful

 

Financial

We have trained the following financial institutions:

  • Cabot Financial

Here’s what they said about our training:

  • Thank you both very much! It’s really opened my eyes to understanding domestic and economic abuse on another level, and really will help me identify it more clearly through all forms of media. It was brilliant
  • The training is very relevant to our industry and we will be embedding this within our internal training

National advice service for banks and building societies

Partner: Money Advice Plus – Domestic and Economic Abuse Project (DEAP)

Funder: Home Office

  • Helpline for banks and building societies seeking to implement the Financial Abuse Code of Practice
  • Training for staff working in banks and building societies to better understand and support customers
  • Resources for banks and building societies to guide their interactions with customers
  • Resources for victims of economic abuse on how they can engage with banks and buildings societies

 

Contact: [email protected]survivingeconomicabuse.org or on 07554 179 556

Police training

Partner: SafeLives

Funder: Home Office

  • Development and delivery of training on economic abuse to DA Matters Champions
  • Development of online training package
  • Incorporation of economic abuse into the broader DA Matters curriculum 

Contact: [email protected]survivingeconomicabuse.org

Everyone’s Business Project

Partners: Hestia, Corporate Alliance, Employers Initiative on Domestic Abuse, Woman’s Trust, Cardiff Women’s Aid, TecSOS, Bulbshare.

Funder: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

  • To create an overall change in how employers think about and approach domestic abuse.
  • To engage employers throughout the United Kingdom by starting and continuing the conversation about domestic abuse.
  • To provide employers with the tools they need to strengthen the response and support available to employees experiencing and perpetrating abuse.
  • To increase the efforts to prevent domestic abuse by raising awareness in the workplace and creating staff champions.
  • To work with employers to actively think about their domestic abuse policies and procedures; working closely with HR, line managers, and EAPs.

Contact: [email protected]

Financial Capability Project

Partners: Gentoo

Funder: Home Office

  • Development and pilot of financial capability training for frontline workers to support individuals who are experiencing economic abuse.

Contact: [email protected]survivingeconomicabuse.org

Whole Housing Partnership Project

Partners: Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance, Safer London, Cambridgeshire Council and tri-borough (London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the City of Westminster)

Funder: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

  • Piloting of the ‘whole housing’ approach across London, Cambridgeshire and a site in the North of England.
  • Development of knowledge and practice in responding to domestic abuse for housing professionals in the private rented, privately owned and social rent sectors.

Contact: [email protected]survivingeconomicabuse.org

SEA offers bespoke training on economic abuse. Please get in touch if you would like us to delver training for you.

Contact: [email protected]survivingeconomicabuse.org

 

SEA also offers expert advice on economic abuse via consultancy.

Contact: [email protected]survivingeconomicabuse.org

 

Example projects:

Economic Abuse Project

RISE has been awarded a 12 month contract for an economic abuse lead from the Police and Crime Commissioner. The project is receiving consultancy support from Surviving Economic Abuse and the Domestic Abuse Money and Education Project (DAME). The economic abuse lead provides specialist information, advice and support for women and children, via one-to-one and/or group interventions who have been identified as experiencing economic abuse.