We are delighted to be offering both DV bilingual specialist counselling to Bamer women and awareness workshops for Bamer boys. The focus being on the intersectionality of drugs, violence and criminal exploitation.
The DV work has been kindly funded by The Office of the Lancashire Police Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw. Who stated, “The pandemic continues to put extra pressures on families and relationships and whilst that should never be an excuse for any kind of violence, the reality is that some people will be affected by abuse’.
Said the director of The Flowhesion Foundation, Imam Abdul Hafeez Siddique; ‘ The Foundation has a strong team of BACP registered counsellors with years of experience engaging with minority communities on issues of abuse, mental health and loss. The lockdown has put much pressure on the services we deliver. We are therefore delighted that we can continue to offer these specialist counseling services in a culturally appropriate manner to Lancashire bamer women during these unprecedented times. We wish to thank Clive and his team for making this possible’.
With regards to our drugs and criminal exploitation offer our Lancashire portfolio Manager Imam Jehan ali, himself a prison imam in Lancashire stated , ‘ the scurge of drugs and types of criminal exploitation continues to tear at the very fabric of our society. We are grateful that we can undertake preventative work with our young people in East Lancashire through the VRN grant and hope to make a difference’.