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Tuesday, 9 December 2014


The Freedom Programme Charitable Trust.

WAVE Domestic Abuse Centre merged with the National Freedom Programme in April 2013 and became the Freedom Programme Charitable Trust. Its directors Pat Craven (creator of the Freedom Programme) and Christine Ashton formally director of Wave Domestic Abuse Centre have come together to ensure the programme is available to as many of those impacted by abuse in the UK as possible.

The trust incorporates IDAC the Wigan Independent Domestic Abuse Centre and the National 24hr Helpline.

We are so pleased that our official Freedom Programme Charitable Trust is currently providing 5 rolling Freedom Programmes per week in the Wigan area.

Mondays Atherton
Tuesdays Leigh
Wednesdays Hindley
Thursdays Wigan
Fridays Platt Bridge

A woman can contact our helpline number 01942 262270 to join any of the programmes immediately.

 The 2 day Male Programme “How Hard Can it Be” for men who wish to become nicer men is being developed in Wigan.

The next programme will be run on the 23/24 April 2015.

Our wrap around service in Wigan includes –
• Support through family and criminal courts
• One to one outreach
• Support for children in primary and secondary school
• Work with male victims
• Housing support and advice

The trust is self-funding and we are not dependent on funding from the Local Authority or Government grants. Funding is raised by:
1) Providing CPD training throughout the UK who wish to facilitate their own Freedom Programme
2) Providing CPD training to professionals covering the Introduction to the Freedom Programme, coercive control and the effects of domestic abuse on children.

If you wish to book any of the training please visit our website to keep up to date on new developments follow us on twitter @freedomprogramm.

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