In 2015 Central Advocacy Partners (CAP) were able to identify that of the 270 people with learning disabilities that they worked with, 142 of these were female and identified they had or were currently experiencing domestic abuse. A staggering 52%.
In response to this, CAP developed the “Survivors Project” to enable these women to receive independent advocacy support.
They have recently launched the Evaluation Report from their Pilot Survivors Project which ran from 2018 – 2021 and was independently evaluated by Dr Gillian MacIntyre and Dr Ailsa Stewart from Strathclyde University. They were successful in securing new funding and their current Survivors Project, provides independent advocacy support to women with a learning disability and/or autism and is funded until March 2025.