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COVID-19: pandemic or not, we are here

The door at Mums In Need is always open.

We continue to confront coercive control, and are taking on new service users. To get in touch, you can either ring 0800 852 7414 or email enquiries@mumsinneed.com to contact our Service Delivery Team.

No matter where you are or who you are, the world-wide pandemic COVID-19 is an unprecedented challenge which undoubtedly affects all of us. We have gathered a list of resources which we hope might be useful to some of you.

Please see Resources for more information.

Covid-19 update for England: updated 5th October 2021

Coronavirus remains a serious health risk. You should stay cautious to help protect yourself and others.

Official government advice for England and Wales is as follows:

  • Let fresh air in if you meet indoors. Meeting outdoors is safer.

  • Wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you come into contact with people you do not normally meet.

  • Get tested and self-isolate if required.

  • If you haven’t already, get vaccinated.

For more information on the any restrictions, please visit the government website: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

If you are offered your Covid-19 Vaccine, please take it. All over 18s in England have now been offered the vaccine. You can book your vaccination here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

Looking for new home - can YOU help us?

Local charity Mums In Need is looking for new premises! Could you help us find a new home for our ever-growing charity? If you have a space available that you think may suit us, please let us know. Please also forward this onto any other contacts who you think may be able to help us find a new home. Thank you.


Mums In Need Premises Requirements


Mums In Need is looking for new premises! Could you help us find a new home for our ever-growing charity?


You may be aware that Mum In Need has been the incubation charity of City Taxis over the last two years. This relationship is coming to an end in December 2021, so we are looking for new premises that we can work from and hold meetings and events with our Mins (service users).


Our requirements are detailed below and our contact details are at the end of the document, so please get in touch if you know of anywhere that might be suitable. We are happy to consider any available space!


Timings

Premises are ideally required from mid-December 2021, with a view to working from them starting Tues 4 January 2022.


Duration

Mums In Need is looking for a minimum 12 month lease/agreement on this office space.


Office space requirements

The list below details our maximum requirements, however we are open to looking at any space that is available in the Sheffield area.

Office space for approx 5-8 people, plus kitchen and meeting/events area is required on the first Wednesday of every month, the third Saturday of every month, as we have monthly events booked in for Wednesdays and Saturdays during 2022.

Meeting/events room/area: ideally capacity for up to 20 people on the third Saturday of each month.

Kitchen area: access to a kitchen area with kettle, fridge etc is preferred.

Toilet facilities: required.

Accessibility: wheelchair/pram access preferred but we can manage without.

Children’s area/room: a room for children to play and be looked after by our staff/volunteers while their mums have meetings/consultations/coffee mornings etc. Please note that specific child-related items aren’t required as we will provide all toys, games etc.

Storage space

We ideally need space to accommodate 2x filing cabinets, 1x safe, 2x office chairs, 3x desks, 2x white boards, 4x banners, key safe/small cupboard, 2x boxes of branding material.

Location

As a Sheffield-based charity, all of our service users and many of our staff and volunteers live in the Sheffield area. Due to this, we are seeking premises in or close to Sheffield city centre, or within a 5-mile radius of the city centre. Areas further from the city centre will be considered.

Car parking for staff, volunteers and service users would be preferred.

On a bus/tram route for ease of access for non-drivers.

Budget

As a charity we have very little budget for rent, as we are waiting to see if the bids we have submitted to fund premises are successful. However, in the short term we would be in a position to contribute £1000 per year towards use of the space.

Mums In Need is open to a charity incubation where we utilise some office space within an established company's larger building, and create a working partnership for the duration of the incubation.


Mums In Need on BBC Look North

We are so excited that BBC Look North came to one of our well-being sessions to find out more about our organisation and all the good work we do here at Mums In Need.

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Sara Pascoe Event

Sara Pascoe - MIN's ambassador!

14 February 2020 marked our 2nd birthday as a registered charity!

It's important to remind everyone of why Mums In Need started and why we are still here today; Mums In Need's work of confronting coercive control is growing in importance. We understand you and we support you.

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This video is from our charity night with Sara Pascoe in December 2019.

Mums In Need

Mums In Need (MIN) is a Sheffield-based charity which works on confronting coercive control. We support mums who have left emotionally/mentally abusive relationships with the parent of their children and who are looking to rebuild their lives.

We aim to support and help mums to feel more confident, in control of their situation and gain an understanding of exactly what you can do to help yourself and your children. MIN can provide our service users (Mins) with the life skills you need so you can overcome your fears and find a way through the intimidation and emotional/psychological abuse.

We are experts in our field

For almost ten years, Mums In Need has supported over 200 women who have suffered from emotional/psychological abuse (also known as coercive control).

Having first hand experience with coercive control, Mums In Need is therefore understanding, caring and have become experts in our field. Women contact us having either found us themselves or been told about us, and we also get referrals from various agencies in South Yorkshire. We have a great deal of experience, knowledge and understanding about emotional abuse in relationships, as well as having an understanding about how you navigate your way through the family justice system.

We have come a long way since we first started, and are now offering a wide range of services from counselling and well-being sessions to legal support, through our Partnership with Keebles. See About Us and What We Do for more information.

In 2019, Laura was nominated for Stylist's Remarkable Woman of the Year Award. You can read more about this here.


If you would like support or want to refer someone, please go to theGet Supportpage for more information about the next steps, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Make Your Mark: Charity of the Year!

We are delighted to announce that Make Your Mark UK has chosen us as Charity of the Year!

Make Your Mark specialise in training, coaching and consultancy, helping small businesses and charities to be better. We are really excited about this new partnership, and our first ever title of Charity of the Year!

Mark Smith of Make Your Mark UK said: “We had a great response to our call out for nominations for charity of the year partnerships which made it a tough job for the judging panel to pick a good cause to support. We wanted to choose a small charity where we could really help make a difference to what they are doing by giving our time and by fundraising.”

Follow us on social media to hear the latest news about our great new partnership!

You can find out more about Make Your Mark UK at their website: https://www.makeyourmarkuk.co.uk/

Stella Eden: Stella's Open Road Trip Journal

We are very excited to be sharing with you the launch of Stella's open road trip journal!

This is a creative and reflective journal designed to encourage you to write, doodle, plan your dreams, or anything else! Journalling is shown to help to reduce stress and anxiety, increase creativity and boost your memory. To help you in your journaling there are positive quotes and words of wisdom to help and encourage you in your own journaling journey.

To find out more and order your own copy of the journal, please visit https://stellasopenroadtrip.online/2020/10/19/the-journal-everyone-needs-stellas-open-road-trip-journal/?preview=true&frame-nonce=a0bad969c8

Fit For Purpose Policy

Over the past few years, Mums In Need has supported over 200 women who have suffered from emotional/psychological abuse (also known as coercive control). Through running our support services, the need for national policy changes became strikingly apparent. Coercive control is now recognised as a crime and yet when victims leave the abusive relationship, they are often left unsupported. We carried out interviews with our staff and the women who have used our support services. From this research, we have developed a set of policy recommendations which, if implemented, would drastically improve the support available to coercive control victims. See the full report below to read about the findings.

Should you have problems with opening the document, please use this link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VlmeqgdFRCM4Y9vXkSdQ5gf1nhCqyKPRCfHQot1sO3I/edit?usp=sharing


Fit For Purpose Policy NEEDS FORMATING