Star of the Month

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 with 'Star of the Month' as the subject line.

Martyn and Sian have developed a programme to support male victims and survivors in Bedfordshire

Sue Davis is the Operations Manager at Changing Pathways. She has worked in the domestic abuse sector since 2000, when she started as a volunteer at Thurrock Women's Aid.

Fiona Milner works for Lincolnshire Community Health Services as a specialist nurse within the safeguarding team, as Domestic Abuse Lead. After qualifying as a nurse in 1984 she became midwife, then health visitor and mental health practitioner.

Deana Young is a senior support worker in Women’s Aid North East Lincs with almost 20 years’ experience and knowledge. Deana works with families living in the refuge to empower them and support them to live independently.

Zoe is a Mental Health Idva who supports women experiencing domestic abuse by listening, helping them understand their options, explaining their legal rights, talking to the police and other agencies for them, helping them get to safer housing or even attending court with them

Stacey has been a Health Idva at Blackpool Teaching Hospital since 2016. She began her work as an Immediate Response Officer in Lancashire Constabulary, responding to crimes including victims of domestic and sexual assaults.

Mhairi began her career in the Civil Service before joining Greater Easterhouse Women’s Aid in 1996, working in the community both with women and with agencies.

Dawn is an Idva with Foundation Domestic Abuse services. Previously, she has worked as a Refuge Manager, a Project Manager and been a Research Associate at Newcastle University.

Michelle is a Community Idva at My Sisters House Women’s Centre. She also runs the weekly Domestic Abuse Peer Group “Stronger Futures”.

PC Scott Buckley has been a constable in Staffordshire Police for over 11 years. Initially, in the response team, attending to emergency calls, and then four years in his current role in the Harm Reduction Hub. 

Rosanna Lewis is an Idva with Sistah Space, a domestic abuse service that profiles, gives voice to and raises awareness of African Heritage Women and Girls affected by domestic and sexual abuse. 

Meet our 12 Stars of 2018