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STRIVE

Empowering people to make informed choices

Our Greater Manchester STRIVE project, in collaboration with Greater Manchester police, helps to reduce domestic abuse and empower people within their own communities.

 

What is STRIVE?

Our award-winning STRIVE initiative is a partnership with Greater Manchester Police and The Jigsaw Group, commissioned by GMCA and funded by The Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester. STRIVE is an intensive project which recruits local volunteers to attend homes where the police have attended but no crime has been logged.

The volunteers then support individuals, couples and families, signposting them to further support. This intervention supports local community relationships and ensures people who would potentially not receive any support, have access to the help they need.

Our STRIVE Volunteering Service really has made a life-changing difference to the local communities we work in and we are so grateful to our team for the work they do every day to give people the help they need”
Michelle Hill, CEO

Key Aims:

• Provide vulnerable people with person-centred contact
• Empower people to make informed choices
• Build resilient, well-connected communities
• Reduce domestic abuse, increasing safety to victims and children
• Reduce repeat callouts to Greater Manchester Police

Key Facts:

• Volunteers visit over 3,000 homes every year across Greater Manchester
• Over 500 referrals to further support are made every year
• 11 volunteer coordinators to support the team
• 140+ volunteers, to rise to 300+ within the next year

Want to empower people with us?

Want to volunteer for STRIVE? You’ll join an award-winning volunteer team which offers a unique structure, no two days are the same and you’re valued as a professional. See what’s on offer here.

If you wanted to learn more about STRIVE, or join our signposting book to ensure people who need your services are finding them, please contact our Project Development Manager, Sharon – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you're interested in our approach, or wish to discuss partnership opportunities with us, please contact our Head of Development, Emily Williams - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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