Tampon Tax to roll out innovative community response to domestic abuse
Women’s Aid Federation of England, working in partnership with Scottish Women’s Aid, Welsh Women’s Aid and Women’s Aid Federation Northern Ireland, have received £1,509,850 to roll out the ‘ask me’ project into communities across the UK. This will include onward grant opportunities for local service providers, to work in partnership with us, enabling access for as many as possible to join the innovative scheme: bringing communities together to provide an efficient and effective response to domestic abuse.
This work will build upon the success of early pilots of the scheme in England and Wales, and will support the introduction of the scheme in Scotland and Northern Ireland. The ‘ask me’ scheme will create a network of community ambassadors who will work to raise awareness of domestic abuse in their local area and to create safe, supportive communities for survivors of domestic abuse. Ambassadors will signpost to local specialist domestic abuse services with the aim that all survivors receive the right response, the very first time they reach out for support.