Alumah is a community-led organisation that helps support people affected by domestic abuse. It works across Suffolk from its base in the market town of Brandon. The organisation’s vision is to educate and raise awareness of abuse; to provide support and space for people to talk; and to empower and enable people affected by abuse to be able to break free and live better lives. The team at Alumah are people with lived experience of abuse, and are trained as Suffolk Domestic Abuse Champions. More than 210 people benefit from support each year.
At the trustee meeting in June 2002, the Foundation’s trustees are supporting Alumah through a grant of £6,000. The funding will help contribute towards running costs of the service. This includes online and face-to-face work, one-to-one support as well as groups and running the Freedom Programme. Benefits for people supported include they will be able to move forward in their lives with more understanding and more confidence and that they feel they have worth and are valuable.