We are no longer accepting applications for the “ask me” ambassador role in this area. We are continuing to look for alternative funding so that we can resume training. To receive updates and developments on the project, follow us on social media (links below) or check back on this page later.
Communities are often the first to know about violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence however the way we respond isn’t always helpful. The ‘ask me’ scheme aims to improve the community’s response to survivors of abuse by training members of the community to become “ambassadors”.
The idea is that these ambassadors would find ways of starting conversations, find opportunities to share their knowledge and when someone discloses to them, be able to provide a helpful supportive response including signposts to local specialist services.
Who are ‘ask me’ Community Ambassadors?
Community Ambassadors are not volunteers or professionals. Most are members of the public who signpost survivors to their local specialist services. All ‘ask me’ Community Ambassadors are over 18 years old and have successfully completed a free 2 day training course. Ambassadors are free to spend as much or as little time on their role as they wish, all we ask is that they let us know what they’ve been up to at the end of each month.