We are Respect Accredited and an approved provider for CAFCASS and the Family Courts. We have been accepting referrals onto the programme through this route since 2011.

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STRIVING FOR CHANGE

We currently run our Striving for Change Programme in Manchester, Rochdale, Tameside and Oldham. 

This service aims to create an awareness of unhealthy behaviours and support individuals in working towards changing their behaviour in order to improve their relationship with their partner or ex-partner.

Once completed, the Striving for Change client may have an opportunity to be referred to our Bridging to Change programme, for further behaviour intervention.

At the point of referral, the client will be contact for an assessment by a dedicated assessment and referral worker. As part of the process, the client's partner or ex-partner will be contacted and offered support.

Would you like to learn more or refer someone you're working with? Contact our teams directly...

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Note: Please read our 'things to consider' section below, before making a referral. 

 

REFERRING TO US:

CAFCASS

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Children and Family Services

When a statutory agency is working with a family who may need support from our Bridging to Change team the referral must come from the allocated case worker. For information on cost of the programme and details of how to make payments please do not hesitate to contact Us.

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Please note that when clients engage with the Domestic Violence Prevention Programme, their partners/ex partners and any children they have between the ages of 5 and 18 will automatically be offered access to our Integrated Support Services.

 

Things to consider:

  • To be eligible for the programme clients should have some acknowledgement of abusive behaviour, some acceptance of responsibility for own behaviour and some motivation to change.
  • Clients who have ongoing criminal proceedings cannot be accepted onto the programme until the outcome of the proceeding has been decided.
  • Clients who have significant substance misuse issues or serious mental health problems which may impair their ability to participate meaningfully with the programme content may need to consider addressing these issues prior to their participation in our service

To make a referral we will need:

   

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