Standing Tall

Who is Standing Tall

The Standing Tall Partnership is a group of organisations and community groups who understand the impact that domestic abuse and sexual violence have on an individual and their family and who are working together to provide services to people in the Bay who have experienced them, in an informed and empathetic way.

A wide range of local organisations from the Torbay Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Community Partnership have launched a new support service called Standing Tall Torbay.

Community groups including What’s Your Problem CIC, Torbay Ladies Lounge, Rising Moments, Make Amends, Devon Rape Crisis, Phoenix Rising CIC, Age UK Torbay, Youth Genesis, Bthechange CIC, The Children’s Society, Emberlense, Eat That Frog CIC, Torbay Libraries, Refuge4Pets, Engaging Communities Southwest, Shekinah and Devon Clinic CIC are working together in partnership with Healthwatch, Safer Communities and Torbay Community Development Trust to provide vital support services for families affected by Domestic Abuse in the Bay.

What does Standing Tall do?

The partnership believes that by working collaboratively we can be more effective and offer a range of different support services tailored to the needs of residents. This also means that people who need help only need to ask once in order to access a range of different specialised support.

With funding from the Ministry of Justice Extra-ordinary Fund via the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall, they can offer people support to access help from the Family Court, Counselling, Emotional Support, Food and other provisions

Our role in Standing Tall

The Ladies Lounge’s role in the Partnership is to offer emotional support. A few of Ladies’ Lounge volunteers are involved in the partnership’s Listening Ear service which provides support by phone to a number of women referred to Ladies’ Lounge by the Partnership. Through our partnership with Standing Tall, the Ladies’ Lounge is now able to access additional services when we see the need arise, for example referral for counselling, access to legal advice, etc…