This charity was established to support women who are isolated or at risk in and around the Bournemouth area. The majority of the women it helps have been affected by trauma and suffer multiple disadvantages often encountering homelessness as part of their journey.
Safe and Sound Dorset offers a trusted and secure support system, including a safe place to come for help. It also runs therapeutic creative sessions, wellbeing projects, access to practical help such as food vouchers, laundry facilities and a shower. Its main focus is on providing holistic, confidential one-to-one support, helping women access services and opportunities to benefit their health and encourage positive lifestyles.
Safe and Sound has received a grant totalling £7,488 in the spring of 2021. The grant will fund an administrator to assist with the general running of the charity, including helping coordinate weekly outreach services, helping to organise volunteers to collect and deliver food boxes and care packages for isolated and at risk women, and support the manager with administrative duties. Overall, the charity aims that as a result of its support, service users are enabled to make better decisions and lifestyle changes – that they are engaged in less risky lifestyles and that they will have improved wellbeing.