The Calan DVS team in South Powys is setting up a Peer Support Group to provide a continuation of support for people who have experienced the issues of domestic abuse.
We know from direct experience that sharing experiences with people who have faced similar situations can be hugely beneficial. So the aim of the group is to build on the positive relationships developed among those who have received emergency refuge accommodation and/or training under schemes like the ‘Freedom Programme’ or the ‘Recovery Toolkit’.
The group will be facilitated by a Domestic Abuse Support Worker and Project Support Worker from Calan DVS. However, the onus is on the group members to come up with a name and to identify the type of speakers, activities, or discussions that they would like to be built into the ongoing monthly programme of events.
Says Moyra Parfitt, Service Coordinator in South Powys, “The new South Powys Peer Support Group aims to give service users the opportunity to share experiences and develop their self-confidence in a safe and confidential environment. We are approaching local people who have had some experience of being supported for the issues of domestic abuse to come along and support each other. We hope that the group will build their resilience and support network with each other - to the point where we hope that they be the facilitators of their own group and will develop the group in its own direction in the future”.
If you’ve experienced domestic abuse and have received support before, then this new group could be for you. Join us on Tuesday, 12th April from 1 to 3 pm at Calan DVS, 2 Wheat Street, Brecon, Powys LD3 7DG ...and help us come up with a name our new group.