Star of the Month 2018

Welcome to Star of the Month, where each month we'll celebrate an amazing professional who goes above and beyond to help victims and survivors of domestic abuse. 

Do you know someone who could be our next Star? Someone who has provided life-changing support in difficult circumstances? Or pushed for change in their workplace?

We want to hear about Idvas, Ypvas, Police, Health staff and professionals from all agencies who have made a difference to the lives of survivors and their children. 

To nominate someone for Star of the Month, email communications@safelives.org.uk with 'Star of the Month' as the subject line.

Meet Punita Bassi, senior Idsva at Bristol Royal Infirmary

Our Star of the Month for February is Jagat Singh, a specialist court Idva at Aurora New Dawn.

Our Star of the Month for March is Vicki Trapps, an Idva at DeafHope – the UK's only specialist Deaf Idva service.

Our Star of the Month for April is Carly Lucas. Carly is the Service Manager of Jersey Domestic Abuse Service – the first service of its kind on the island

Meet Sarbjit Ganger, Director of the Asian Women's Resource Centre and our Star of the Month for May

Jenni Steele is a young people's domestic abuse worker, and our Star of the Month for June

Lisa Peplow is the Regional Idva Service Manager at West Mercia Women's Aid. She's worked for the organisation since 2010, when she started as an Idva.

Kathy Bonney is the Head of Safeguarding at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

Simon Gunner is an Idva at the Wirral Family Safety Unit. After working for many years in Family Support he joined the Wirral Family Safety Unit four years ago.

Mirka Naplavova is a Complex Needs Idva, supporting clients with complex needs including substance misuse, mental health, homelessness and more.

Zoe is a Senior Health Idva, supporting victims and survivors in a hospital setting