Women’s Supper Midlothian

WAEML is proud to host a weekly Women’s Supper in Midlothian in collaboration with Children 1st, Midlothian Health & Social Care Partnership, Health in Mind and MELDAP What is Women’s Supper? A drop in run by a collaboration of agencies working within Midlothian that supports women to: • Have a cup of tea/coffee and a […]

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LGBT Charter Mark Success!

Women’s Aid East and Midlothian is proud to be a recipient of the LGBT Charter Mark Silver Award, reinforcing our commitment to inclusion and diversity. The LGBT charter mark, is nationally recognised accreditation scheme, and it celebrates organisation’s that demonstrate exceptional support and understanding of LGBT communities.  By successfully obtaining this award, it demonstrates WAEMLs

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Fundraising Skydive!

WOW! We are so grateful to Johanne who has been in touch to share information about her very brave fundraising efforts. Johanne is planning a Skydive to help raise funds for WAEML!! Good luck Johanne, we can’t wait to hear all about it! If you would like to read more about Johanne’s fundraising, or indeed

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Duty of Candour: Nul Report

Duty of Candour Nul Report All health and social care services in Scotland have a duty of candour. This is a legal requirement which means that when things go wrong and mistakes happen, the people affected understand what has happened, receive an apology, and that organisations learn how to improve for the future. An important

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One Billion Rising

One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women that are subject to gender-based violence. The campaign, which launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With

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Ready to submit!

We are delighted that we feel ready to press SUBMIT! We have been working in partnership with @lgbtys to provide evidence for a silver chartermark award and we hope to hear of a decision in early 2023. We recognise the importance of demonstrating our commitment to women who identify as LGBT in East Lothian and

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Suzy’s Story

” I met my girlfriend through a mutual friend just a few months after I came out. Things moved quickly between us even although she had recently just split with her ex. It was all very messy actually as they were still cutting ties when I entered the scene. Her ex had told me that

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Pronoun Badges

We are passionate about LGBT inclusion and this year launched the use of pronoun badges in our centres. These badges allow for everyone to specifically indicate their pronouns so that each person feels safe at WAEML. This effort is designed to reduce instances of misgendering and to make it easier for you to know which

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Service Covid Announcement

The most important message is that regardless of any restrictions in place due to Coronavirus, you are still able to get help if you need it due to being subjected to domestic abuse. WAEML will continue to follow Government advice around the management of Coronavirus.  We will keep our stakeholders informed about how guidance affects

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