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About us

Our Mission Statement

“Inspiring and encouraging life changing choices for anyone affected by Domestic Abuse”

Our Vision

“All women, men and children should be able to live free from the fear and the experience of domestic abuse”

Our Values

  • IntegrityWe are a “not for profit” organisation working to the highest ethical standards.
  • DiversityWe will promote equality and fair treatment for all and treat people with dignity, decency and respect.
  • AwarenessWe will raise awareness of gender inequality, which is both a cause and consequence of violence against women.
  • OpennessWe will be open and transparent about our work and share information appropriately.
  • AccountabilityWe will be accountable to the communities we work within and empower clients to meaningfully influence our priorities.
  • ClarityWe will cut through the obstacles of complicated systems to provide the right support at the right time.
  • ExcellenceWe will aspire to be the best among our peers, particularly in the quality and delivery of client services and standards of performance.

Our Priorities

  • Priority 1 – Deliver Effective & Relevant Services to meet the Perceived Client Need
  • Priority 2 – Ensure that we are a Resilient and Financially Stable Organisation
  • Priority 3 – Raise the Profile of our Specialist Services to the Local Community


Lord Carlile of Berriew CBE QC

Lord Carlile has been Montgomeryshire Family Crisis Centre’s Patron since February 2015. During 1983-1997 he was the Liberal / Liberal Democrat MP for Montgomeryshire.

He was appointed Life Peer in 1999 and was awarded a CBE in 2012 for services to national security. Between 2001-2011 he was the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation and the Independent Reviewer of the Government’s new PREVENT policy.

He is a fellow of King’s College London, and a Fellow of the Industry and Parliament Trust. He holds Honorary Doctorates of Laws from universities in Manchester, Wales and Hungary. He sat, until 2014, as a Recorder of the Crown Court and as a Deputy High Court Judge.

He is a member of the boards of charities including the Royal Medical Foundation of Epsom College and The White Ensign Association. He has particular interest in mental health issues, and was co-founder of the Welsh charity Rekindle.

Board of Trustees (current members)

John Simpson – CHAIR

  • Background in international clothing manufacturing
  • Currently involved in local manufacturing company as a consultant

Janet Day – VICE CHAIR

  • Experience of support for vulnerable people
  • Accountancy qualification
  • Licensed Lay Minister Church in Wales
  • Early work experience in I.T. & Marketing


Joyce Hughes

  • DV support background
  • County IDVA prior to retirement

Alison Laird

  • Works for local housing association
  • Extensive knowledge of housing issues and benefits

Sophia Nazar

  • Solicitor practicing family law with local firm

Susan Jarman

  • Worked in a bank and Post Office before retirement.
  • Magistrate – Adult and Youth Courts,
  • Montgomery Bench Chairman 2012 – 2015

Jean O’Neill

  • Worked for MWHA for nearly 10 years
  • Owned & ran Montgomery post office for 8 years
  • Member of Chartered Institute of Housing since 1988
  • Supported Housing Co-ordinator for the association from 2007-14
  • Worked in social housing since 1979 apart from the 8 years managing the post office

Mary Walsh

  • Child protection social worker in the 1980’s
  • In 1987 she co-founded and ran SACCS for 25 years
  • Has trained professionals & delivered keynote presentations at international conferences
  • Started SACCS care, a residential therapeutic project focussed on children’s recovery
  • Now retired, a founder member of the Institute of Recovery for Childhood Trauma

Jeff Hurford

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