The Access Foundation Supports Domestic Abuse Charity Staying Put
The Access Foundation has approved the donation of £1750 along with 12 laptops and associated software licenses to equip an IT training room for the charity Staying Put
Based in the North of England, Staying Put supports those affected by domestic and sexual abuse. They work with all members of an affected family, providing sanctuary, support and services to guide them back on the journey towards freedom and independence.
Last year the charity received more than 21,000 calls to their helpline, referred over 6,000 people to services and are currently supporting 539 families, including 402 children. Staying Put works with survivors to help recover the rest of their lives and offers practical assistance in finding employment and accessing education and other services.
The IT training room, supported by The Access Foundation will provide an essential service to help the victims and witnesses of abuse who were previously unable to access IT and digital services to reconnect with the outside world.
The new IT facilities make reconnecting easier. In a safe environment beneficiaries have access to their own accounts where they can book appointments, receive education, apply for benefits and employment and keep in touch with family and friends. The new facilities also give children a space to complete homework, play games and connect with friends.
We live in a digital age and our service users are no different. Thank you, Access, for helping us to do this for people who really need that help and support.
Staying Put, Fundraising Manager, Andy Ellis commented:
"The IT Training room will become an invaluable resource for our service users. For people, who by their circumstances are digitally excluded but living in a digital age, this facility really is a huge bonus and we thank you most sincerely, on their behalf. Thank you, Access, for helping us to do this for people who really need that help and support.”