FaithAction brings national impact for faith-based organisations

I first got to know the FaithAction team when I saw a question on their website about the pressure and difficulties faith-based organisations face in our work. I sent a huge email back about all the problems we have had, particularly with funding and sustainability. Since then we have become more involved with FaithAction and they have been able to support us in having a bigger impact. We have met and talked about issues and ways of moving forward, and their advice has been a huge help.

We must have impressed them too as they presented us with a FaithAction Community in Focus Award, which gave us another opportunity to celebrate and highlight our work to our local MP, civic dignitaries and press.

FaithAction has a huge impact by providing members with opportunities to meet people in the Department of Health and central Government. I attended a meeting with the Department of Health and it allowed us to discuss the many ways that domestic abuse impacts on health and health services. We were able to look at how we can work together to overcome this negative impact. Our organisation was also able to address the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Faith and Society about the impact of domestic abuse on children and young people.

FaithAction makes a link between strategic decision makers and the people working at grassroots level, who can represent the voices of the service users they are supporting. That link is important as it means key policy decisions can be influenced by the people that they will affect.

—Kathy Coe, Pathway Project

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