A programme to support the reduction of domestic abuse in the community. 

Make a Change is available in Trafford from April 2021, thanks to funding from the Big Lottery’s National Community Lottery Fund.

Make a Change is delivered by us at TLC: Talk, Listen, Change with integrated support for partners delivered by TDAS.

The Project

Make a Change (MAC) is a community-wide, early response approach to people using abusive behaviours in their intimate relationships (or who are concerned that they might be), developed by Respect in partnership with Women’s Aid Federation England.

The MAC model is designed to fill a gap in current service provision, for situations where there are concerns about abusive behaviour, but where the threshold hasn’t yet been met for a statutory, family court or criminal justice referral.

I can’t undo 20 years of damage, I wish I had done it sooner. The programmes are so much help.” 
Mark, Make a Change participant

The aim of the programme is to:

  • To address abusive behaviour at an earlier stage than is typical – before it becomes entrenched, and before the intervention is mandated by the family courts, criminal justice or children’s social care.

  • To encourage communities, including friends, family members, professionals and other agencies, to see themselves as part of the solution, and empower them to take action to address these behaviours.

  • To improve the safety and wellbeing of adult and child survivors of domestic abuse.

  • To work to reduce the wider societal and financial impact of abusive behaviour.

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You can expect from this programme:

  • Proactive support to the partners and ex-partners of people referred to the service, request more details here.

  • Briefings and trainings for professionals who want to strengthen their response to domestic abuse, request more details here.

  • Community outreach, including to the friends and family of people using abusive behaviour and/or accessing our services, request more details here. 

  • Direct work with people who are concerned about their behaviour towards their partner and/or ex-partner, including a full 26-week programme

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