The Freedom programme for Women

What is the Freedom Programme and who is
it for?

The Bradford Early Help Freedom Programme is for any woman with children, who has experienced or is affected by domestic abuse, including same sex relationships.

The course is also for women with children who just want to learn more about abusive and controlling relationships as well as healthy relationships, whether personal or professional.

The Freedom Programme runs for 2 hours each week for 12 weeks.

The Freedom programme provides a safe and supportive environment.  You do not have to speak about your experiences if you don’t want to and you can do the course at your own pace.

 

The aims of the Freedom programme are to:

  • Help women to identify abusive behaviours and beliefs held by abusive and controlling partners.
  • Help women to gain confidence and improve the quality of their lives.
  • Explore how domestic abuse affects children.
  • Make new friends and meet other people in the same situation.
  • Help women to recognise both abusive and healthy behaviours in future relationships.

 

Where is the Freedom Programme Held?

The Bradford Early Help Freedom Programme is for women with children and is available in several locations across the Bradford district – see overleaf.

Prior to attending, women should contact the person named on this leaflet to find out the exact location of the programme.

 

How Do I Book?

Choose the best location and then contact the named person overleaf to request a place and find out the exact location of the group.

 

Shipley, BD18
Starting:     January 2018
Times:        Tuesday 10 am – 12
Contact:     Carol Thackray
Email:         carol.thackray@bradford.gov.uk

Bradford central, BD1
Starting:      January 2018
Times:         Tuesday 12 – 2pm
Contact:      Amy Barker
Email:          amy.barker@bradford.gov.uk

Bradford, BD4/6
Starting:      March 2018
Times:         TBC
Contact:      Elaine Woodley
Email:          elaine.woodley@bradford.gov.uk

Keighley, BD21 – where there is also substance use involved

Starting:      March 2018
Times:         TBC
Contact:      Ella Isherwood
Email:          Ella.isherwood@bradford.gov.uk

 

Bradford, BD10

Starting:       8th January 2018
Times:         Monday 1pm – 3pm
Contact:      Ella Isherwood
Email:          Ella.isherwood@bradford.gov.uk

 

Keighley, BD21
Starting:      January 2018
Times:         Tuesday 1pm – 3pm
Contact:      Chris Holmes
Email:          chris.holmes@bradford.gov.uk

Keighley, BD22
Starting:       January 18th 2018
Times:          Thursday 10am – 11:30
Contact:       susanlynn.brown@bdct.nhs.uk
07904 650712