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Women's Aid Armagh Down Ltd

  • Income

    £1.1M

  • Spending

    £1.0M

Charity no. 106096 Company no. 30774 Date registered. 03/04/2017

Public benefits

3.1. to relieve distress suffering and poverty by the provision of safe temporary accommodation for women and their children, young people and vulnerable adult dependants who are, or have been, experiencing domestic, sexual or gender based violence or abuse;The direct benefits flowing from this include reduction of risk from homelessness and an

increase in safety through access to crisis refuge accommodation for women and their children, providing a safe, secure environment. These benefits are demonstrated through the occupancy statistics & outcomes shown on the service reports provided to funders. 3.2. to relieve distress and suffering experienced by women and their children, young people and vulnerable adult dependants by providing and/or promoting a range of support services such as information, advice centres, confidential services, counselling, outreach, court support, training and advocacy; The direct benefits flowing from this include provision of specialised confidential support services including one to one support, group work & programmes for women, children & young people, reducing risk, increasing safety and nurturing resilience ensuring a more improved ability to engage with a wide range of agencies, to uptake services that will help them connect, become active and promote lasting positive health and wellbeing. These benefits are demonstrated through the increased uptake of not only our services but in addition alternative services with statutory agencies and statistics & outcomes shown on the service reports provided to funders. 3.3. to relieve those in need by the provision of information and advice for those affected by domestic, sexual or gender based violence or abuse and referral to relevant support agencies; 3.3 ‘The direct benefits flowing from this include increased awareness of Domestic/Sexual Violence both for women, children and young people using our services and at a local & regional level for voluntary, community, public and private sector. Other direct benefits flowing from this include the provision of lobbying and advocacy services through responses to local government strategies and legislation providing a direct pathway from government to victims and vice versa. Direct benefits flowing from this also include information, signposting and referrals for relevant support from voluntary, community, public and private sector services. These benefits are demonstrated through continuous responses submitted to government departments and demand for service reports provided to funders. 3.4. to advance education on violence against women and girls, including trafficking and exploitation, and its effects, and to relieve those in need by promoting its prevention and the protection of those affected; 3.5 to advance education on domestic, sexual and gender based violence and abuse and their effects, and to advocate for and to relieve those in need by promoting their prevention and the protection of those affected; the direct benefits flowing from this include education and provision of training and information to women, children & young people, the voluntary, community, public and private sector, leaving them better able to engage with domestic/sexual abuse issues. These benefits are demonstrated through the demand for service reports to funders. 3.6. to advance women’s and children’s human rights and gender equality to relieve the suffering and distress caused by violence emanating from the violation, impairment or nullification of enjoyment of their human rights and fundamental freedoms. 'The direct benefits flowing from this include the provision of specialised services for victims, external awareness raising and training events for the voluntary, community, public and private sector on the promotion of Human Rights and fundamental freedoms for victims of all gender based violence. These benefits are demonstrated through the demand for service reports to funders.Occupation levels of refuge accommod

What your organisation does

Provide a wide range of specialised Domestic and Sexual Violence Support Services to Women, Children and Young People on a one to one and group basis, including crisis accommodation. To advocate and lobby both locally and regionally, on behalf of Service Users to promote equality and their human rights. Provision of general awareness training and

specialised Domestic and Sexual Violence training to statutory agencies and the general public.

The charity’s classifications

  • The prevention or relief of poverty
  • The advancement of education
  • The advancement of health or the saving of lives
  • The advancement of human rights, conflict resolution or reconciliation or the promotion of religious or racial harmony or equality and diversity
  • The relief of those in need by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage

Who the charity helps

  • Children (5-13 year olds)
  • Community safety/crime prevention
  • Homelessness
  • Mental health
  • Older people
  • Parents
  • Preschool (0-5 year olds)
  • Tenants
  • Travellers
  • Victim support
  • Voluntary and community sector
  • Volunteers
  • Women
  • Youth (14-25 year olds)

How the charity works

  • Accommodation/housing
  • Advice/advocacy/information
  • Counselling/support
  • Criminal justice
  • Human rights/equality
  • Relief of poverty

This display is a broad summary of the charity’s financial information. For a full understanding of the charity’s finances, the reader should view the PDF accounts and reports under the Documents tab above.

Income

£1.1M

Spending

£1.0M

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 March 2022

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 March 2021

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 March 2020

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charitable purposes

The Objects of the Charity for the benefit of the public are: 3.1. to relieve distress suffering and poverty by the provision of safe temporary accommodation for women and their children, young people and vulnerable adult dependants who are, or have been, experiencing domestic, sexual or gender based violence or abuse; 3.2. to relieve distress and suffering and poverty experienced by women and their children, young people and vulnerable adult dependants by providing and/or promoting a range of support services such as information, advice centres, confidential services, counselling, outreach, court support, training and advocacy; 3.3. to relieve those in need by the provision of information and advice for those affected by domestic, sexual or gender based violence or abuse and referral to relevant support agencies; 3.4. to advance education on violence against women and girls, including trafficking and exploitation, and its effects, and to relieve those in need by promoting its prevention and the protection of those affected; 3.5 to advance education on domestic, sexual and gender based violence and abuse and their effects, and to advocate for and to relieve those in need by promoting their prevention and the protection of those affected; 3.6. to advance women’s and children’s human rights and gender equality to relieve the suffering and distress caused by violence emanating from the violation, impairment or nullification of enjoyment of their human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Governing document

Memorandum and Articles

Other name

Newry Women's Aid
  • 7 Trustees
  • 36 Employees
  • 20 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • Eileen, Womens Aid Armagh Down, 7 Downshire Place, Newry, BT34 1DZ

Trustee board

Trustee
Dr Mary Mcguinness
Ms Claire Curran
Mrs Sarah Louise Henry
Ms Niamh O'maolain
Ms Najla Basketfield
Mrs Majella Gollogly
Mrs Bernadette Mcguinness

List of regions

  • In Northern Ireland
  • Armagh City, Banbridge And Craigavon Council
  • Newry, Mourne And Down District Council