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About us

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to offer a professional and comprehensive service to anyone, male or female, affected by domestic abuse.

Our Vision

  • To work for, and with all women, men and children affected by domestic abuse, to ensure their voices are heard and needs met.
  • To be recognised as a prominent, professional, highly trained organisation, offering specialist domestic abuse support services.
  • To establish a future where domestic abuse is unacceptable and families are safe in their homes.

Our Ethos

  • We are committed to the rights and dignity of each individual, ensuring our work is guided by their needs and aspirations.
  • We are committed to delivering high quality and effective services based on the principles of self-help and mutual support.
  • We value partnerships with other agencies in carrying out our work and delivering positive outcomes for all of our clients.

Our Core Aims

  • To provide specialist, support guidance and protection to those who have been affected by domestic abuse, whether living in refuge or the community.
  • To provide safe accommodation for women, men and their children who are escaping domestic abuse, and to offer supportive aftercare to any individual or child leaving refuge.
  • To encourage our clients not only to survive their experiences but to thrive by being able to move on to develop healthy, respectful relationships in the future.
  • To meet the needs of the children and young people affected by domestic abuse.
  • To provide educational, safety and awareness programmes for all ages.
  • To strengthen partnership working between organisations to improve services and ensure effective responses to violence and abuse.



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


Robin Cross

  • Background in computer sales & marketing
  • Experience in the voluntary sector in Montgomeryshire
  • Ex-board member for Powys Local Health Trust
  • Was Head of Fundraising at Keele University

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

Jenny Thomas

  • Ran interior design business prior to retirement
  • Co-founder of local Mental Health charity, Rekindle
  • High Sheriff of Powys 2009/10

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