TCP News

12th June 2023

The Repair Shop

TV presenter SUZIE FLETCHER breaks years of silence on being trapped in a coercive marriage and how working on The Repair Shop helped ease her trauma.
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22nd April 2023 / News

UK emergency alerts: How to stay safe 

We are concerned about the impact of the emergency alerts system on survivors of domestic abuse. For many survivors, a second phone which the perpetrator does not know about is an important form of communication with friends or family.
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21st February 2023

Domestic abusers put on register

Starting immediately, anyone jailed for 12 months or more for coercive control, including suspended sentences, will be placed on the violent and sex offender register.
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Key staff and Managers from The Crossing Point and Barrett Homes
21st February 2023 / News

Barrett Homes give donation

All of our services are free so any donations we receive enable us to continue to provide them. The donation we’ve received from Barratt and David Wilson Homes will certainly help us continue to provide that all-important one-to-one emotional support for individuals stuck in emotional pain.
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21st February 2023 / News

Donna’s Diary – Behind the mask

I am survivor of domestic abuse which continued for nearly 20 years. This led to me taking extreme actions to protect myself and my family, from the ongoing abuse which has impacted nearly every part of my life. At it’s extreme, domestic abuse has cost me a child, because of parental alienation, instigated by my ex-partner.
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Woman works to help break simence for victims of abuse from the Liverpool Echo
6th February 2023 / News

Woman works to help break silence for victims of abuse

We are very proud that one of our TCP team was recently featured in the Liverpool Echo as part of her campaign against domestic abuse. Dionne Simpson created a fictional character, Donna Ward, to enable her to speak about what she says are her own experiences of abuse within - and after - a relationship, and to support others.
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27th December 2022

16 Days of Activism

The United Nation’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence stared on 25th November. We took part in The Red Chair Project, part of A place for Her: a project that aims to speak out for women and girls who have lost their lives to violence. 
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12th December 2022

Merseyside Police arrest 21 for domestic abuse crimes

Great news that Merseyside Police have arrested 21 more people across Merseyside as part of a crackdown on domestic abuse...
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9th December 2022

THE WORLD CUP, Abuse and Children

There is warning of an increased risk of domestic abuse during the Qatar World Cup as new figures reveal a spike in contacts to our Helpline about children experiencing violence and abuse at home during the last tournament.
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Labour of Love

A mother and daughter had to flee their home because of domestic abuse.  After spending months in a single room above a noisy pub, with only a kettle to make drinks, they have at last been given a place of their own.  They were moving into the unfurnished flat with nothing. The people from her local church heard about it and within days mum and daughter soon found themselves with everything they needed. However, the flat was in need of decoration with bare plaster everywhere.  All hands on deck – again, a team of helpers from the church set to work painting. Mum and daughter are needless to say absolutely thrilled to be in a place they can call home, with the comforts that we all have a right to.

It is so sad to think that this little family had no place of their own for so long as a direct result of domestic abuse.   

Tribute to founder of The Crossing point

Irene Taylor

May 2019
It is with sadness that we share with you the news that Irene Taylor, founder of The Crossing Point sadly passed away on Tuesday 14th May 2019, after a long and brave battle with cancer.

Irene was a person who spent her life caring for others.  She was a professional nurse working for the NHS for 45 years and following this amazingly long service she then went on to dedicate her retirement to setting up and running The Crossing Point charity.

A woman full of kindness and compassion, Irene felt moved to help rescue and restore the lives of women, men and children affected by domestic abuse.  She was renowned for her caring heart, always reaching out to those whose lives had been broken.  Irene was  committed to helping people, encouraging them with her positive and inspiring words.

The Crossing Point is Irene’s legacy and as such we will continue the work she began and endeavour to provide the service she so passionately devoted herself to.