‘In Conversation With…’

Refuge is launching a new series of online events made for you, our closest supporters. These inspiring sessions will connect you with senior leaders and essential frontline staff, keeping you informed of our key strategic priorities as we continue to empower survivors to regain control of their lives and live safe from abuse.

September 2024:

Mid-Year Catch-up: In conversation with… Abigail Ampofo and Hetti Barkworth-Nanton, CBE

Monday 9th September, 13:00 –14:00, Zoom (link to follow)

A look ahead with Interim CEO, Abigail Ampofo, and Chair of Trustees, Hetti Barkworth-Nanton CBE, as they discuss furthering Refuge’s mission to build a world free from domestic abuse, initiatives to help us get there and how your involvement is fundamental in helping us succeed.



October 2024:

Innovation in safe housing: In Conversation With… our Safe Accommodation Service Manager and Operations Team 

Wednesday 16th October, 13:00 –14:00, Zoom (link to follow)

How is physical and emotional safety equally important for survivor recovery? We will deep dive into our Warwickshire Dispersed Accommodation pilot model, examining what ‘dispersed accommodation’ is, how it differs from a traditional refuge and the benefits of support for survivors living in dispersed accommodation.

We will touch upon our progress with the Warwickshire Dispersed Accommodation pilot since the launch in January 2023, our vision for the service and discuss how this project has supported survivors who face additional barriers accessing refuge provisions who, without these vital spaces, may not have been able to flee from abuse safely.  



January 2025:

Breaking the cycle of Domestic Abuse: In Conversation With… Refuge’s Senior Programme Manager and Children’s Service Manager

TBC, Zoom (link to follow)

At Refuge, we are committed to fulfilling our responsibility to support children within our services. In this session, Refuge’s Senior Programme Manager will share how we are working with children, and families, affected by domestic abuse and the innovations the team is making to create even more tailored, practical support.