COMMUNITY TEAM 

Rachael

Outreach Domestic Abuse Advisor

Community Team

Hi, my name is Rachael and I work as a Domestic Abuse Advisor for the Community Outreach Team.

My background in supporting people started at an early age when I became an active campaigner for young people leaving local authority care. I studied for a DipHE in Youth and Community Work and worked for a range of organisations including Barnardo’s Leaving Care Team and then spent several years working as a Young Women’s Advocate supporting 16-25-year olds who were homeless/at risk of homelessness and needed help managing their tenancy.

In 2015 I began providing support to people who had been victims of crime who had experienced trauma such as sexual and violent crime. I also worked in partnership with Greater Manchester Police to provide emotional support to victims of the Manchester Arena bombings.

I feel very strongly that everyone has the right to live a life free from domestic abuse, I share wholeheartedly in the ethos of TDAS. Through a mixture of practical and emotional support, my aim with every client is empowerment so they can feel informed and more confident about their future.

IDVA

Independent Domestic Abuse Advocates

Community Team

We have 4 IDVAs supporting the team who come from a wide and diverse professional background. They are here to support anyone who falls within the high risk category following the DA risk assessment process.

Tracy

Domestic Abuse Advisor

Community Team

Hi I'm Tracy. I am an outreach domestic abuse advisor. I have worked in the voluntary sector supporting those affected by domestic abuse for over six years.

My role at TDAS is to provide face to face support and advice within Trafford community settings. I love the work that TDAS does and the variety of support services they offer. In a world where technology and social media advance and personal interactions are becoming more digitalised, I strongly believe it is vital to all suffering the affects of domestic abuse that they have the opportunity to sit down with a trained advisor and receive face-to-face support and reassurance.

Sandra

Domestic Abuse Advisor

Community Team

I have worked for TDAS as the Floating Support, Domestic Abuse Advisor for nearly eight years. I support the residents of Trafford who have been affected by domestic abuse and its effects.
Every household I have supported has been as varied as is interesting. I have learned that domestic abuse matters to all of us regardless whether we have any experience of it.

Lee

Domestic Abuse Advisor

Community Team

Hi my name is Lee. My background is holistic therapies in which I have over 20 years’ experience. I joined TDAS in August 2018 as a Domestic Abuse worker for the Supporting Change Service.
Previously I worked for ten years for Victim Support as a Victim Care Officer and then later as Independent Victim Advocate. My role is to provide first contact and short-term support to those that contact our service via phone, email or face to face. I’m passionate about supporting individuals to realise their own resilience, so they become empowered to make positive changes in their lives.