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I thought I would email to say a massive thank you for all of your support over this last year. Your support has been invaluable to the police and also the VEO team and we are very lucky to have you especially in our moments where we are desperately trying to secure emergency accommodation or just help with travel costs for a fleeing victim. I do not know what we would have done without your support and guidance. One particular case stands out for me where you supported me with a Zimbabwean victim who was trying to flee her abusive relationship from her husband. She had visa issues and also very reliant upon her husband, but with our joint up approach the victim was in good hands and you happened to know of a Zimbabwean community who you put the victim in touch with, where she was offered help and support, was offered 121 support and was able to stay with another Zimbabwean female, you also managed to get her free legal advice around her visa.

This is just one of many examples where you have exceeded our expectations, so thank you again for all your hard work and support 😊.

Bedfordshire Police 4

I have used QPCO on several occasions and have been overwhelmed by the speed in which they have been able to arrange accommodation for vulnerable victims of rape / serious sexual offences. One of my victims had a chaotic lifestyle and was living in an unsafe and toxic situation and was then raped and sexually exploited. The second victim was in an abusive marriage and her husband had repeatedly raped / sexually abused her. After exploring various avenues for help with temporary housing (for the second victim I had been chasing Harrow housing for four days), I contacted QPCO very late in the day for both victims, and within ten minutes they had arranged hotel accommodation with breakfast. This allowed us the time to find a more appropriate and long term solution for both victims, getting them to a place of safety and ensuring relevant agencies were able to support both ladies. QPCO most certainly go the extra mile to support vulnerable people, offering both practical and emotional support, including food banks, interpreting, signposting etc. This is probably the most supportive voluntary agency I have worked with in a long time and their passion for vulnerable people is remarkable to see – we need more agencies like this to support the work we do because statutory services are stretched and cannot offer immediate support in many instances. Marie-Ange will make herself available at all hours – including late at night – to ensure a victim has food, clothing, toiletries etc. Every member of the QPCO family is kind, empathic and generous in both their time and energy – all a huge asset to Bedford.

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We delighted to have started our 6 weeks Basic DYI sessions at one of the Refuge @stonewateruk UK in Bedford. Leesa and Nasreen are delivering this program. For more information, check out https://qpco.org.uk/projects/domestic-abuse/
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The Commemoration of the 30 years Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsis in Rwanda!

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For those that didn’t know we have been holding free BSL courses for businesses in Bedford for the last month. This is one of our “Back To Our Roots” projects, with the goal of making Bedford a more inclusive town. 

We have partnered with @accessbedford for this project who specialise in reaching the deaf community and @prideofplacebedford who equally specialise in connecting businesses in Bedford. 

A big thank to @nomad_cafe_11 and @eaglebookshop for allowing us to host our workshops in your wonderful spaces!🫶

For those that didn’t know we have been holding free BSL courses for businesses in Bedford for the last month. This is one of our “Back To Our Roots” projects, with the goal of making Bedford a more inclusive town.

We have partnered with @accessbedford for this project who specialise in reaching the deaf community and @prideofplacebedford who equally specialise in connecting businesses in Bedford.

A big thank to @nomad_cafe_11 and @eaglebookshop for allowing us to host our workshops in your wonderful spaces!🫶
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A survey showed that the deaf community in Bedford felt that interacting and communicating with local businesses was a point of difficulty. 

This project focused on delivering a free “BSL basics” course to local businesses has been in partnership with @accessbedford and @prideofplacebedford .

A great thank you to @seeingeyerum and @giacomo_art for coming along to the classes and being great sports in the filming of this video🫶.

A survey showed that the deaf community in Bedford felt that interacting and communicating with local businesses was a point of difficulty.

This project focused on delivering a free “BSL basics” course to local businesses has been in partnership with @accessbedford and @prideofplacebedford .

A great thank you to @seeingeyerum and @giacomo_art for coming along to the classes and being great sports in the filming of this video🫶.
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Thank you to @faces_bedford who help us make sure families with young children get access to the services and help they need in times of crisis ❤️
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Thank you to @faces_bedford who help us make sure families with young children get access to the services and help they need in times of crisis ❤️
#ittakesavillage
#community
#workingtogether
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