05.07.2021
One quote which struck me in particular was, “I saved your number as ‘Helping Hands’, I felt you were reaching through the phone to hold my hand”. It was this quote, alongside many others, which gave me an honest insight into how valuable the work of IRISi is for its service users.

“My Experiences as an Intern working in the Domestic Violence and Abuse Sector”

"Reflecting on my time at IRISi, I have now gained a much deeper understanding of domestic violence and feel better informed on the various types of abuse that exist".

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02.07.2021

IRISi News #04: #PrideMonth, welcome to our new board members, and Jersey as #SiteOfTheMonth!

IRISi News #04: #PrideMonth, welcome to our new board members, and Jersey as #SiteOfTheMonth!

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30.06.2021
Since March 2018, all the 13 local practices in Jersey have been trained and almost 100 women referred by the local clinicians – 19 in the first year, 29 in the following year, and 48 in 2020.

#SiteOfTheMonth: JERSEY, the island where all the local practice teams are now fully trained by the IRIS programme

Since March 2018, all the 13 local practices in Jersey have been trained and almost 100 women referred by the local clinicians – 19 in the first year, 29 in the following year, and...

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25.06.2021
We are now delighted to introduce Jacqueline Gantley and Daphne Amevenu who will be working as a part of our board!

IRISi welcomes our two new board members!

We are now delighted to introduce Jacqueline Gantley and Daphne Amevenu who will be working as a part of our board!

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22.06.2021

Job Advert: IRISi is recruiting a Resources Director!

Please return your application form by midday on Monday, 12th July, to Medina Johnson, CEO at IRISi, medina.johnson@irisi.org.

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11.06.2021
June is Pride month, a month dedicated to celebrating the LGBTQ+ communities all around the world. For that reason, we, from IRISi, have created the campaign “FIND YOUR WAY TO ASK”. We want to help to change a paradigm among healthcare professionals. We want to show why it is so important to know how to ask all patients about domestic violence and abuse (DVA) and our focus here is on how to ask about gender identity and sexuality.

#PrideMonth: “Find your Way to Ask” is the campaign from IRISi. Check it out!

June is Pride month, a month dedicated to celebrating the LGBTQ+ communities all around the world. For that reason, we, from IRISi, have created the campaign “FIND YOUR WAY TO ASK”.

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28.05.2021

IRISi is recruiting a Regional Manager!

Please return your application form by 5 pm on Monday, 14th June 2021 to Annie Howell, IRIS Programme Director, annie.howell@irisi.org.

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27.05.2021

IRISi News #03: welcome to the next step on the IRISi Journey!

If you belong to our network, you need to check out this edition to find out more about the improvements IRISi has made!

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14.05.2021
By launching a new package of training materials, a new data system and a tool to highlight cost effectiveness, the organisation improves its processes and aims for even better results

Welcome to a new step on the IRISi journey!

By launching a new package of training materials, a new data system and a tool to highlight cost effectiveness, the organisation improves its processes and aims for even better results.

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04.05.2021
IRISi News #02: a guide for clinicians, IRIS expansion in Swansea Bay and more!

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The IRIS Programme provides specialist advocacy and support to patients registered at IRIS-trained practices who have experienced domestic abuse.

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Partners

AVA
AVA
AVA

AVA is an expert, groundbreaking and independent charity working across the UK.

Their vision is a world without gender based violence and abuse. They aim to  inspire innovation and collaboration and encourage and enable direct service providers to help end gender based violence and abuse particularly against women and girls.AVA’s work is focused around those areas where they can make the best contribution to ending violence and abuse. They do this by making sure that survivors get the help and support they need in the here and now, through providing innovative training that has a proven direct impact on the professional practice of people supporting survivors of violence and abuse

developing a range of toolkits, e-learning and other material that supports professionals to provide effective and appropriate support to survivors of violence and abuse

using our influence and networks to ensure survivors voices are heard. We work closely with AVA in many areas including the Pathfinder project

https://avaproject.org.uk

SafeLives
SafeLives
SafeLives

SafeLives are a national charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse, for good. We combine insight from services, survivors and statistics to support people to become safe, well and rebuild their lives. Since 2005, SafeLives has worked with organisations across the country to transform the response to domestic abuse, with over 60,000 victims at highest risk of murder or serious harm now receiving co-ordinated support annually. SafeLives are members of the Pathfinder consortium.

http://www.safelives.org.uk/about-us

IMKAAN
IMKAAN
IMKAAN

Imkaan is a UK-based, Black feminist organisation. We are the only national second-tier women’s organisation dedicated to addressing violence against Black and minoritised women and girls i.e. women and girls which are defined in policy terms as Black and ‘Minority Ethnic’ (BME). The organisation holds nearly two decades of experience of working around issues such as domestic violence, forced marriage and ‘honour-based’ violence.

They work at local, national and international level, and in partnership with a range of organisations, to improve policy and practice responses to Black and minoritised women and girls. Imkaan works with it’s members to represent the expertise and perspectives of frontline, specialist and dedicated Black and minoritised women’s organisations that work to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls. Imkaan delivers a unique package of support which includes: quality assurance; accredited training and peer education; sustainability support to frontline Black and minoritised organisations; and facilitation of space for community engagement and development. They are a part of the Pathfinder Consortium.

https://www.imkaan.org.uk

The University of Bristol CAPC
The University of Bristol CAPC
The University of Bristol CAPC

The Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC) is a leading centre for primary care research in the UK, one of nine forming the NIHR School for Primary Care Research.  It is part of Bristol Medical School, an internationally recognised centre of excellence for population health research and teaching.

A dedicated team of researchers at the Centre work on domestic abuse projects and IRISi is a co-collaborator and partner on some of these projects including ReProvide, HERA and DRiDVA.

The Health Foundation
The Health Foundation
The Health Foundation

The Health Foundation is an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK. The Health Foundation’s Exploring Social Franchising programme aims to generate a deeper understanding of the potential of social franchising models for scaling effective health and social care interventions within the NHS.

We are one of four project teams participating in the programme to develop a social franchise to enable the sustainable spread of our intervention, the IRIS Programme. We receive funding and support from the Health Foundation, including technical expertise on social franchising, and attend programme learning events. The Health Foundation has also commissioned a programme-wide evaluation to support understanding of the use of social franchising in the UK health and care system. We and our franchisees will support the evaluation through co-designing data collection requirements, providing access to data as requested, hosting site visits and attending learning events.

https://www.health.org.uk

STADV
STADV
STADV

Standing Together Against Domestic Violence is a UK charity bringing communities together to end domestic abuse. They bring local services together to keep people safe

Most public services weren’t designed with domestic abuse in mind, and they often struggle to keep people safe. Poor communication and gaps between services put survivors at risk.

STADV aim to end domestic abuse by changing the way that local services respond to it. They do this through an approach that they pioneered, called the Coordinated Community Response. The Coordinated Community Response brings services together to ensure local systems truly keep survivors safe, hold abusers to account, and prevent domestic abuse.

Their model of a coordinated local partnership to tackle and ultimately prevent domestic violence is now widely accepted as best practice. They are also a part of the Pathfinder consortium.

http://www.standingtogether.org.uk

Spring Impact
Spring Impact
Spring Impact

Spring Impact is a not-for-profit social enterprise born out of the frustration of seeing social organisations constantly reinventing the wheel and wasting scarce resources. Spring Impact uses a combination of tested commercial and social principles and extensive practical expertise to support organisations to identify, design and implement the right social replication model to scale their social impact.

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