I joined NIDAS in November 2020 as their new CEO. Since joining I have taken NIDAS through a significant and exciting period of change. We have a clear strategic direction and I am proud to drive this forward with the support and hard work of an amazing team of specialists.
Fact: ''I have a miniature dachshund ‘Dolly Dagley’ she is due to have puppies in October''
My role at NIDAS is the Service Delivery Manager ensuring that service delivery and management is maintained across all teams at NIDAS, and working alongside the CEO. I have been at NIDAS for over 7 years and have had various practitioner roles working with women & children, I was the previous team leader for the family team before moving into management.
Fact: As a child I had an imaginary friend called Parker from the Thunderbirds and was OBSESSED with the Thunderbirds!
I am the Family Team Co-Ordinator and Referral and Assessment Worker at NIDAS. I provide additional case management support to the family team and strengthen partnership links with wider agencies. In addition, I complete referral and assessment work with clients.
Fact: I have a passion for cacti and succulents
Hello, I'm Ellie and I am one of the outreach workers here at NIDAS, I provide practical and emotional support to survivors on a one to one basis. I also deliver the freedom programme, which is one of many group programmes NIDAS offer.
Fact: I have been on patrol with Berkley Police department
Domestic Abuse Outreach Worker - I do 1:1 work with clients, covering domestic abuse awareness, safety planning, effects of abuse on children and building confidence & self-esteem.
Fact: I take tap dancing classes.
Sabah Hussain (Currently on maternity leave)
Supporting victims of dv in one to one support sessions and informing them of the different types of abuse and how to recognise it. I also provide advocating support such as liasing with solicitors and social workers on behalf of my clients. And i help to run the freedom programme with my colleague Ellie
Fact: I am also a hair and makeup artist
I support families to understand how domestic abuse can impact on relationships and family dynamics and support them to strengthen these bonds so that they are able to move forward together, in a positive way .
Fact: I love art and any chance to be creative , especially if it involves glitter!!!
I am the CYP/Court Referral & Assessment Worker. I make the initial contact and offer ongoing support, advice and signposting for young people and their parents while they are on the waiting list for 1:1 support.
Fact: I share a birthday with my brother and my sister – and we are all different ages!
My name is Kelly, I work with the fabulous teenagers offering them emotional and practical support.
Fact: I never go back to the same holiday destination twice.
I’m Louise and I support people who are going through the Family and Civil courts. I offer practical and emotional support and risk assess throughout to ensure that people are safe during this process.
Fact : In my spare time I love to play netball.
I am the Children’s Worker, and I offer fun, engaging support for children to help them learn about their emotions and who they have to support them.
Fact : I have been to Disneyland Paris 19 times!
Having very recently joined NIDAS I am looking forward to working and getting to know the amazing team.
My role as Reception/Administration Officer is the first point of contact for NIDAS and I hope I can continue to make the difference, to an already amazing team.
Fact: I have met Laurence Fox several times, he laid at my feet and had a massage on the beach in Skiathos this year!!...fun for some not for others!
I am the Grant and Fundraising Officer which is a new and exciting role for NIDAS, this role will be instrumental in the development of the strategic plan. To ensure that we create a financially secure organisation which is one of our priorities over the next three years.
Fact : I have raised money for a local cancer research centre by running, cycling, dancing flashmobs and (burning my feet) walking across hot coals.
Family Support Group Helpers
We are currently looking for support group helpers to be part of the team at NIDAS to work alongside our outreach workers to ensure the Freedom Programme group runs smoothly. You will need a positive outlook and to be a team player.