Back in 2016, the Big Lottery Fund awarded a grant of £750,000 to a women and girls 'Recovery and Empowerment Partnership' in Sheffield. 

The grant was spread over 4 years with the aim of addressing the shortage of longer-term therapeutic services to enable women and girls to recover and move on with their lives after experiencing abuse.

The partnership brought Haven together with the following Sheffield support organisations:

Vida Sheffield
Young Women's Housing Project

With the grant funding period ending in 2020, the group have produced in impact report showing the differing approaches each of the 5 partners took when working therapeutically with women and girls, and data on the number of beneficiaries and sessions held.

The full report can be downloaded here:

Sheffield Women & Girls Recovery & Empowerment Partnership Impact Report

Read about Haven's involvement in the partnership

Head to page 16 of the report (Partner Report: Haven) to read more about our involvement.

Key points include:

  • During 2019-20 we delivered bespoke 1:1 support to 119 children and young people
  • We delivered 90 group sessions to 108 children and young people across 17 programmes of support
  • We supported 74 children and young people to talk about the domestic abuse they had experienced with their safe parent
  • 80% of our service users know more about respectful relationships
  • 93% of children and young people know a lot more about where to get help after their work with Haven
  • Over 40% of the children and young people we have supported are from minority ethnic backgrounds
“My son’s confidence and happiness grew from the sessions.”
Parent, Helping Hands Group 2020

You can also read more on pages 33 and 34 about how we responded to the pandemic, which saw an increase in demand for our services.