Inspire North- the podcastDec 29, 2022
Episode Two- #NoExcuseForAbuse
During our #NoExcuseForAbuse campaign last month we primarily focused on speaking directly to perpetrators to prevent abuse.
However, we wanted to round off the campaign by speaking to clients who have lived experience of domestic abuse. We wanted to highlight that even though the World Cup has ended, for many people, domestic abuse remains a daily reality.
We visited one of our Foundation services to record a podcast episode and interviewed two former clients who are now volunteering as Community Champions and wanted to share their stories. 🎙️
During the episode, the Champions explain what their role entails and how they are raising awareness in their local communities. They want to spread the word about the support services that are available to those experiencing domestic abuse and raise awareness around the different types of abuse in line with laws and legislations.
The Champions share some red flags to look out for if you are experiencing abuse. For example, look out for controlling behaviour, or if your partner starts to turn others against you and even small things, such as behaviour changes and short tempers.
*Some names have been changed within the episode for safeguarding purposes.*
Episode One - Black History Month
As we come to the end of Black History Month, we wanted to take a moment to reflect and review what this means to us and why Black History is so important, not only in October but every day.
In this podcast episode we reflect on Black History Month with, Cadia Douglas, Senior Complex Needs Support Worker at Changes, Di Davis, Support Worker at Our Way Leeds, Simon Powell, Head of IT and Performance at Central Services and Emily Brenson, previous EDI Co-Ordinator at Central Services.
In this episode, we discuss our views on black history month, whether our views have changed over time and how black history is present every day.
As we have been thinking about the quote ‘If you can see it, you can be’ this month, we discussed representation in the workplace and what that means for us.
The episode concludes with empowering and positive advice to young black people entering the workplace, encouraging them to "believe in themselves" and "know their worth".
To learn more about the Inspire North Group and what we do you can visit our websites here:
Inspire North- https://www.inspirenorth.co.uk/
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