Service Statistics and Impact
From 1st January to 31st December 2015:
431 people referred into DASU services 8% of these were male victims. In 3% of cases the perpetrator was their own child.
Outreach Service Evaluation 2015
81% of clients experienced improved feelings of safety as a result of the Progress Service interventions
80% of clients who had difficulties in relationships with children or other family members testified to improvements in these relationships
86% of clients feel less isolated
53% feel a keener sense of community and belonging following support.
“I found myself again and that I know what I want from my life, felt safe again, in control of my own life”.
'I'm a lot more confident these days, given me huge confidence to carry on living’.
100% reported reduced risk
71% reported cessation of abuse
86% reported improved quality of life and well being
95% report feeling safer
108 people supported by the IDVA service.
'I couldn't have got through the court case if I hadn't had IDVA support'.
DASU have a four bedroomed refuge for women and a two bedroomed refuge for men.
Feedback from people who have used our refuge accommodation:
'I never thought I'd be in that position, but it helped me get my life back'.
'I knew that DASU would help