This organisation aims to provide support for individuals involved in abusive situations who want to make a positive change for themselves; and to support and inform those who work with them. Based in Atherstone in the West Midlands, it offers specific projects as well as one-to-one assistance, aiming to help men, women and children to deal with domestic abusive both in terms of being victims/survivors, and perpetrators.

In June 2015, the Foundation offered a two-year grant totalling £4,278 towards a new support group specifically for women who are in, or who have survived, abusive relationships. The group ‘Slip & Stitch’ will incorporate dressmaking, knitting and garment-making and enable the women to learn new skills, the potential to sell their products and potentially set up a cooperative. It will also offer peer-support and aims to boost confidence and well-being.

www.cohort4.org.uk