About Changes

Our programme

The Changes project

The Changes project is aimed at standard and medium risk offenders of domestic abuse. It is a voluntary intervention for perpetrators of domestic abuse.

The safety of victims and children are paramount to us.  Through practical interventions, the programme aims to reduce a perpetrator’s abusive behaviour and manage risk.  It fills the void between a judicial sentence, a high risk and serial offender programme and the abuser who walks away without support and continues to offend.

The Changes project is for those who want to stop their use of violence or abuse, including heterosexual, transgender, and same sex relationships. The programme is delivered in a group and one to one setting in conjunction with a safety worker who will work with victims offering support and safety planning.

Project aims:

Who is delivering the project?

The Changes project, that will be managed and delivered by a consortium of three organisations, will deliver intervention, guidance and support to those individuals referred to the project.

The consortium is made up of three specialist domestic abuse providers:

  • The Elm Foundation
  • Crossroads Derbyshire
  • Derbyshire WISH Domestic Abuse Services

These organisations work throughout Derbyshire, each one covering a specific geographic area. The project is being delivered in key locations in Derbyshire including: Chesterfield, Derby, Amber Valley and Erewash.