CIF and UCLan Visit SafeNet UK
Construction Impact Framework (CIF) along with UCLan were able to meet the specialist domestic violence support team at SafeNet UK. The University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) who have procured a number of schemes through the framework as part of their 2018 summer work schedule will be involved in the reinvestment of funds built up through procuring responsibly through CIF.
Safenet began in 1974 as a small support group for women who asked for support with violent and abusive husbands. At the time there were no statutory services for women and children suffering violence at home and little to no legal protection. The support group grew rapidly and registered as a charity; managing to secure a large four bedroom Victorian terrace on Church Street in Burnley opening Burnley’s first refuge. Since then Safenet has grown steadily and moved to a much larger purpose build facility which opened in 1998 and has been fully utilised since.
From this facility Safenet now delivers refuge services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester and the wider North West. These services include:
- Safe temporary emergency accommodation
- Support in domestic abuse recovery
- Child support services
- Ethnic minority services
- Health support services
- Disability support services
- LGBTQI+ support services
- Mens support servies, and much more.
The CIF investment will invest in a support worker who will join the Safenet team and help to continue to deliver these vital services across the North West.
We look forward to bringing you further information in the form of a press release issued by SafeNet themselves providing more information about the role and services provided, ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of the families using the refuge and the refuge itself.