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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.

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Patron

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

TRUSTEES

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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