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The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a 20% rise in domestic abuse. WAITS staff have been operating throughout the pandemic – supporting, advocating, and empowering service users. Since July we have increased our befriending scheme and have online workshops to reduce social isolation.

We are very thankful to have received Christmas donations for 50 women and 80 Children – all were very appreciative to receive such special gifts. Click here to see image of a service user receiving her Christmas hamper.

WAITS would like to give a special thank you to all the local businesses, charities, volunteers and general public that have facilitated workshops, donated and supported us to help our service users engage over the pandemic.

Workshop/Course Facilitators


Christmas Gifts and Donations


Support Services


Steve Newman – Birmingham City Council Housing

Janet Gray – Feed My Creative CIC (Sewing/Donations)

Sadie Jones – She-Beasts Fitness

Michelle Taylor – MDTI (Women’s Health and Crafts)

Nadia Smitheman – WEA and Fircroft College (Educational Courses)

Poppy Grazebrook – Duncan Lewis Solicitors (Legal Information)

Cornita Taylor – Head2toe Massage Holistic

Amanda James and Jessica McNamee – Lloyds Banking Group (Finance)

Rachel McGillion-Fee – Isel (Social Media)

Kate Lewis – Style by Kate (Dress for Confidence)

Sonia – Synergise (Confidence Building)

Claire – Code your Future (IT Course)

Rupi Kaur – (Holistic Grounding)

Vanessa Kelly – 2 much passion CIC (Food)

Ellouise Simpson (Nutrition)

Sarah Gough (Sewing)

Emily – (Wellbeing)

Sister Hanifa – Nation of Islam (Masks, Food Hampers)

Margaret Obodo and Bourneville Gardens (Christmas Gifts, Clothes)

Vineyard United Church (Food, Baby Items)

Seven Day Adventist Church – Handsworth (Christmas Donations, Toiletries)

Women’s Birmingham Lions American Football Team (Gifts)

Jasmine and Be-Kind Volunteers (Hampers)

Sushma and Local Residents (Christmas Hampers and Donations)

Dr Barbara Howard- Hunt (Gifts)

Salim – Smartlyte (Devices)

Cheryl Garvey (Chocolates)

Viv (Clothes, Shoes, Toiletries)

MrsTmasks_UK (Handmade Face Masks)

Sainsburys Longbridge (Bedding)

Tony Geraghty Butchers Northfield (Meat Hampers)

Inspired Steps (Womens Clothing, Face Masks)

Michelle, Uvarlyn, DA Solictors and FOW Team (Toiletries, Donations)



Paul Rigby MG (MG3 raffle)

The Living well Consortium & Spring to Life (Counselling & Therapy Sessions)

The Active Well Being Society (Supporting those Shielding)

Age Concern (Food)

Baby Aid Birmingham (New Mum Donations)

Aston University (Advertisings)

Naomi Cotterill (GM&CO)

















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