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Home-Start Shepway is a charity supporting families, our project: "Enhanced New Beginnings" supports woman and children through domestic abuse, by home-supporting them emotionally and practically, attending court, dealing with housing and benefit issues. We co-ordinate the Domestic Abuse One Stop Shop and facilitate training to professionals. We also run the Shepway project, a variety of programmes designed to suit the individual needs, The Freedom Programme, Power to Change, Recovery Tool Kit, DAY and Butterflies Support Group. These programmes look to rebuild self esteem and confidence, look at healthy and non healthy relationships.
We have previously run Butterflies, but our funding has now come to an end. The women have enjoyed their time at the group, gaining confidence to move on to other groups and built good peer friendships. The community is positively impacted as the women have the confidence to contribute towards projects and needs of the area.