AVA believe that research and survivor consultation are crucial and should inform service provision and policies. AVA has been involved in a number of groundbreaking research and survivor consultation initiatives.
Recent research includes
- Case by case: Refuge provision in London for survivors of domestic violence who use alcohol and other drugs or have mental health problems. Research on the accessibility of refuge accommodation in London for women who have so-called complex needs.
- The Challenge of Change: Improving services for women involved in prostitution and substance use. Partnership project undertaken with Drugscope which involved peer led surveys and semi-structured interviews and the development of good practice guidance.
- Provision of peer review for Advances in Dual Diagnosis.
Recent survivor consultation work includes
- Not worth reporting: women’s experiences of alcohol, drugs and sexual violence. Study on women’s capacity to consent in cases of sexual violence that involve substance use.
- Survivor focus groups for London Borough of Newham to inform their future VAWG strategy.
- “Treat me like a human being, like someone who matters”. Findings of the Stella Project Mental Health Initiative Survivor Consultation.
- VAWG Customer Insight Project, London Borough of Lambeth in partnership with Eaves.
If you would like further information about how we can support your organisation through research and survivor consultation please contact us.