The Pathway project (“Pathway”) is a unique project within Scotland, which aims to deliver a model of services that supports domestic abuse victims through a range of interventions from initial crisis to resettlement in the community. The funding secured for this innovative and creative approach totals £1.23 million, and it has attracted new match funding from partner agencies. The majority of funding has been awarded by the Big Lottery Fund (60%), and Scottish Government (30%). Pathway received the largest award in Scotland from the Lottery’s “Becoming a Survivor” programme in 2012. Pathway brings together in a coordinated way the key services required to develop a “coordinated community response” (CCR) to addressing domestic abuse in the Scottish Borders.
The project has 3 key services:
1) Domestic Abuse Advocacy Support (DAAS) service.
2) Domestic Abuse Community Support (DACS) service.
3) Children Experiencing Domestic Abuse Recovery (CEDAR) Groupwork programme.
The three new services work alongside existing service provision to achieve project outcomes for victims of domestic abuse and their children. This project has resulted in an integrated approach to early intervention and a shift in focus to preventative spend.
Download the application form: Scottish Borders Council Pathways Project