Escape Site

A trip to recharge

A trip that can recharge happiness is very important. Families going through a rough time must be allowed to relax and recharge, which is why the Cost-of-Living Community Fund, provided by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, is so critical.

With funding like this, those dealing with domestic abuse and its ramifications can take a moment to have fun and connect with each other.

A mum and her children recently attended the ‘Day out with Thomas’ at the Watercress Line Watercress Line The mum said:

There has been a lot of change happening in our household. And the day out with Thomas was by far a much-needed positive day for the children. There was no stress for that day, and we could all have a “light” day. We are all so thankful. A massive thank you for making it happen. The moment Thomas pulled into the station, excitement overtook both kids!

When a family is affected by domestic abuse, it can have dramatic consequences on minors. It’s not just the abuse they witness that can leave a mark. But the following actions that are taken to get away. Moving into a refuge, for example, can be traumatic. So, having fun days out like this are very important. They offer an escape from what’s happening and an opportunity for those involved to bond.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council made this happen with a grant that pays for these day trips. Often leaving an abusive household means uprooting those impacted, which can be costly. So, we want to say a special thank you to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council for making this happen.

Funders

This was made possible by funding from Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

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