Welcome

A huge welcome to the The Emily Davison Centres website. The EDC is the first Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG) HUB in the U.K. It is a 7000 square foot new build and is currently home to 5 specialist charities.

The concept is simple, when a women or girl experiences violence, abuse and/or exploitation, many areas of their lives can be negatively impacted. It makes sense then to have all services under one roof, where individuals can access support when they need it, reducing the risk of escalation and serious harm.

At the EDC we are committed to providing the highest quality of service, Our specialist teams at the centre are not only experienced but understand the complexity and intersectionality of individuals and families situations. This is why our services are built in partnership with women who have lived experiences of abuse.

In addition to specialist services we also provide training and conference facilities, we can cater for up to 100 people. In addition to a clean, modern and well equipped environment we also provide catering to meet any budget. Why not consider hiring our venue as part of your social responsibility framework, safe in the knowledge that any profit made at the centre goes directly back into the provision of frontline services.

Take a look around our website and please do contact us if you have any questions, observations or need support.

2 weeks ago

Emily Davison Centre
Congratulations to our co founder Debbie. She was awarded with the Gold Award from the Rank Foundation this morning. So very well deserved. ...
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

Emily Davison Centre
6 weeks holidays coming up ⚠️ This is a list of ideas to keep the little humans happy for free!🖤🖤Alderley Edge Wizards Walk Astley Park and Hall Chorley PR7 1XAAvenham and Miller Park PR1 8JPBarrowford Park Barrowford BB9 6EWBeacon Country Park Upholland WN8 7RUBeacon Fell Country Park Longridge PR3 2NLBilly Bob’s Parlour Bolton Abbey BD23 6EUBilly Bob's Parlour Preston PR3 5ADBob's Brew Weir BL6 7RRBold Venture Park Darwen BB3 2SNBolton AbbeyBolton Steam Museum Bolton BL1 4HWBridestones Moor OL14 8SABrimham Rocks Harrogate HG3 4DWBrock Bottoms Preston PR3 0PPBrockhole Windermere LA23 1LJBrockholes nature reserve Preston PR5 0AGBrungerley Park, Waddington Rd, Clitheroe BB7 2JEBuckden Wood Bury BL8 4PGBullough Park BB5 0LWCadshaw Castle Rocks BB3 2TXCalf Hey ReservoirSt. Catherine's Park PR5 5XFClitheroe Castle and Park Clitheroe BB7 1BAClowbridge Reservoir Burnley BB11 5PFCoppice Peel Park Accrington Coronation Rock Blackpool FY1 4RYCorporation Park Blackburn BB2 6DECuerden Valley Park PR5 6BYCutwood Park Rishton BB1 4ETDarwen Tower Darwen BB3 1JXEdisford Bridge Clitheroe BB7 3LJEntwistle Reservoir TurtonFairhaven lake Lytham FY8 1BDFairy Caves Oswaldtwistle Fairy Glen woods Parbold WN8 7DNFishmoor Reservoir GuideFootball Museum Manchester M4 3BGFormby Squirrel park Liverpool L37 1LJForest of Bowland BB7 3AYGisburn Forest Gruffalo trail BB7 4TSHaigh Hall Park Wigan WN2 1PEHameldon Hill BB11 5QPHappy Mount Park Morecambe LA4 5AQHardcastle Crags HX7 7AWHatch Brook Waterfall PR6 8QUHaworth Park and Art Gallery BB5 2JSHeald Wood BB12 0EBHealey Dell Nature Reserve OL12 6BQHeaton Park Manchester M25 2SWHesketh Park Southport PR9 9JNHollingworth Lake Rochdale OL15 OAQHoughton BottomsHurst Grange Park PR1 9XHIce cream Factory Cheshire CH3 9NEJackhouse Nature Reserve BB5 3RRJack keys Reservoir DarwenJohnson's Reservoir BB3 3NNJumbles Country Park BL2 4JSKee and Lock Woods / Hapton Castle Valley BB11 5QUKnowl Hill OL12 7TL Liverpool Castle Rivington BL6 7RULongton Brickcroft Nature Reserve PR54 5YYLowerfold Park Great Harwood BB6 7NSLytham St Anne's FY8 1LYMalham Cove Skipton, BD23 4DGMarsden Park Nelson BB9 8BWMerseyside Maritime Museum Liverpool L3 4AQMesnes Park Wigan WN1 1TUMoor Park Preston PR1 6ASMoses Gate Country park Bolton BL4 3DNMoss Bank Park Bolton Mother Shipton’s Knaresborough, HG5 8DDMuseum of Science and Industry Manchester M3 4FPOakhill Park Accrington BB5 2BNOld Holly Farm Garstang PR3 1AAOswaldtwistle Mills BB5 3DEPark View Park Lytham FY8 4JEPendle Sculpture Trail Barley BB12 9LDPilot Herbert Noga crash site Darwen Moors BB3 2TZQueen's Park Bolton BL1 4BYQueens Park Blackburn BB1 1QFQueens Park Burnley BB10 3LBRhyddings Park Oswaldtwistle BB5 3ARRibble Valley Sculpture Trail Clitheroe BB7 4QDRibchester Park Ribchester PR3 3ZHRibchester Roman Bath House Ribchester PR3 3ZJRivington Pike Rivington BL6 7RZRoddlesworth reservoir walk and Tockholes woods BB3 0APSand dunes Blackpool Scott Park Burnley BB11 4JRSinging Ringing Tree BB11 3QZSkipton Castle Spring Wood Whalley BB7 9TDStanley Park Blackpool FY3 9HUSunnyhurst woods Darwen BB3 0LATentering Tower BL0 0NSThe Airport pub Manchester M22 5WHThe Atom - Panopticon Colne BB8 7EQThompson Park Burnley BB11 3QWTop Withens HX7 7AXTownley Park Burnley BB11 3RQTurton and Entwistle Reservoir BL2 4JPVictoria Park Vickys Witch Trail Nelson BB9 7AFWalker Fold Woods BL1 7PTWayoh Reservoir Turton Whalley Viaduct BB7 9TWWheelton Plantation PR6 8QUWhitehall Park Darwen BB3 2LHWhitaker Park Rawtenstall BB4 6RE Wild boar Park Chipping PR3 2QTWindmill and Lowther Gardens Lytham FY8 5QQWithy Park Bamber Bridge PR5 6YJWitton Park Blackburn BB2 2TPWoodnook Vale Nature Reserve BB5 0PJWorden Park Leyland PR25 1DJWycollar Hall Colne BB8 8SYYarrow Valley Park Chorley PR7 3QL ...
View on Facebook

1 month ago

Emily Davison Centre
Women's Aid annualConference . Really proud to see staff from the EDC facilitating workshops today Loving Me Paladin National Stalking Advocacy Service ...
View on Facebook

1 month ago

Emily Davison Centre
View on Facebook

2 months ago

Emily Davison Centre
View on Facebook

2 months ago

Emily Davison Centre
Loving MeAndrew Snowden, Lancashire Police & Crime CommissionerGood to see our police crime commissioner today at Blackpool pride . ...
View on Facebook

2 months ago

Emily Davison Centre
Just seen the amazing Loving Me team at Blackpool pride Blackpool Pleasure Beach ...
View on Facebook

3 months ago

Emily Davison Centre
www.facebook.com/RadFemCollectiveWhat are your thoughts ? “Witnesses for Depp have described Heard as demanding and volatile, and a marriage counselor who worked with the couple testified that they engaged in “mutual abuse.” That isn’t a term domestic-violence experts like to use because it ignores the unequal power and bullying inherent in intimate-partner violence. “Self-defense” is more accurate, and in her testimony, Heard outlined a cycle in which Depp’s jealousies, inflamed by alleged lapses in his sobriety, sparked explosive arguments. She said he tried to dissuade her from taking acting jobs, assuring her, “You don’t have to work, kid; I’ll take care of you,” and criticized her for considering roles that required sex scenes and kissing. Eventually, she said he even got wardrobe approval. In Heard’s telling, Depp’s substance dependence split him into two people: a caring and generous partner when he was sober and a violent, irrational “monster” when he was not. “I would try to stand up for myself,” she told the court. “By December 2014, I would push back.” When Depp fans accuse Heard of exploiting the actor’s wealth and status, they implicitly acknowledge a power imbalance. Both are actors, but one of them is more accomplished, more lauded, more influential. One of them has been nominated for three Academy Awards. One of them is a household name, while the other is most famous in the context of this legal battle.Depp’s fans also have a disturbing ability to take the evidence Heard presents and flip it against her. A video of a drunken rampage — footage in which Depp smashes glasses and empties a bottle of wine — becomes proof of Heard’s capacity for manipulation. They question her motives: Why was she recording him in the first place? Then there are the text messages Depp sent his friend the actor Paul Bettany in 2013, musing about drowning Heard and setting her body on fire. In the Court TV live chat, one observer granted that the texts did look bad, but: “She did marry him still.” If victim-blaming is frowned upon these days, you wouldn’t know it from looking at the way people talk about Heard online.” ...
View on Facebook

3 months ago

Emily Davison Centre
We have had an incredibly productive day here at the EDC. The domestic abuse commissioner (Nicole Jacobs), Helene Cooper (Lancashire County Council) and Liz Canavan (Police Crime Commissioners office). Meeting with Paladin National Stalking Advocacy Service HARV and HARV Housing and Loving Me ...
View on Facebook

3 months ago

Emily Davison Centre
View on Facebook

3 months ago

Emily Davison Centre
Today we are at the DAHLIA 19 international workshop The University of Central Lancashire - UCLan international connect centre. Paladin National Stalking Advocacy Service ...
View on Facebook

3 months ago

Emily Davison Centre
Women ! Get out and make your vote today. Emily Davison died so that women have this basic right. Use it …….. ...
View on Facebook

3 months ago

Emily Davison Centre
And this…I'm not pro-murdering babies.I'm pro-Becky who found out at her 20-week anatomy scan that the infant she had been so excited to bring into this world had developed without life-sustaining organs.I'm pro-Susan who was sexually assaulted on her way home from work, only to come to the horrific realization that her assailant planted his seed in her when she got a positive pregnancy test result a month later.I'm pro-Theresa, who haemorrhaged due to a placental abruption, causing her parents, spouse, and children to have to make the impossible decision on whether to save her or her unborn child.I'm pro-little Cathy who had her innocence ripped away from her by someone she should have been able to trust and her 11-year-old body isn't mature enough to bear the consequence of that betrayal.I'm pro-Melissa who's working two jobs just to make ends meet and has to choose between bringing another child into poverty or feeding the children she already has because her spouse walked out on her.I'm pro-Brittany who realizes that she is in no way financially, emotionally, or physically able to raise a child.I'm pro-Emily who went through IVF, ending up with SIX viable implanted eggs requiring a selective reduction in order to ensure the safety of her and a SAFE amount of fetuses.I’m pro-Jessica who is FINALLY getting the strength to get away from her physically abusive spouse only to find out that she is carrying the monster's child.I'm pro-Vanessa who went into her confirmation appointment after YEARS of trying to conceive only to hear silence where there should be a heartbeat.I'm pro-Lindsay who lost her virginity in her sophomore year with a broken condom and now has to choose whether to be a teenage mom or just a teenager.I'm pro-Courtney who just found out she's already 13 weeks along, but the egg never made it out of her fallopian tube so either she terminates the pregnancy or risks dying from internal bleeding.I’m pro-Jaime who is non-binary or AFAB and will be at significantly higher risk of suicide going through the body dysphoria of a pregnancy, on top of gender dysphoria.You can argue and say that I'm pro-choice all you want, but the truth is: I'm pro-life.Their lives.Women's lives.You don't get to pick and choose which scenarios should be accepted. It's not about which stories you don't agree with. It's about fighting for the women in the stories that you do agree with and the CHOICE that was made.Women's rights are meant to protect ALL women, regardless of their situation!I don't usually, but this time I've COPIED & PASTED ...
View on Facebook

3 months ago

Emily Davison Centre
Our thoughts are with Katie kenyons family today. Yet another woman lost to male violence. The murder of women continues to grow. The accused is a well known perpetrator of abuse to women - we have to ask the question why services didn’t do more to stop him. ...
View on Facebook

3 months ago

Emily Davison Centre
We can sadly confirm that our officers searching for missing Katie Kenyon have found the body of a woman.Our officers made the discovery last night (Friday, April 29th) in an area of the Forest of Bowland after receiving new information about a location where Katie could be. At this stage, although we are not in a position to formally confirm the woman’s identity, we do believe the body is that of Katie. Her family have been told and they continue to be supported by specially trained officers. Our thoughts are with them at this time.A Home Office post-mortem examination will now be carried out to try to establish the cause of death. We would like to thank the public and the media for all the help they have given us during what has been a protracted, complex and very emotive search and we would also like to thank both the partner agencies and all of the police officers and staff who have been involved in the search for Katie. While this is not the conclusion to those searches any of us would have wished for, we know the family appreciate those efforts. Once again, our thoughts today are with Katie’s family and all of her loved ones.A man appeared in crown court yesterday (Friday, April 29th) charged with Katie’s murder. Andrew Burfield, 50, of Todmorden Road, Burnley will face trial in November. ...
View on Facebook

4 months ago

Emily Davison Centre
Timeline photosAn update on missing Katie Kenyon 🚨A man arrested on suspicion of the kidnap of missing mum Katie Kenyon has this afternoon (Tuesday, April 26th) been further arrested on suspicion of her murder.While Katie has not yet been found, and the search for her is continuing, detectives are now working on the basis that she is sadly no longer alive.The enquiry has now shifted from a missing from home to a homicide investigation.The 50-year-old man under arrest for Katie’s murder remains in custody where he is being questioned about her disappearance. Detectives are this evening making a further application to Burnley Magistrates Court to continue this male’s detention to 9pm tomorrow (Wednesday, April 27th).Katie’s family have been informed of the latest developments and continue to be supported by specially trained officers.We continue to appeal to anyone who was in Bolton by Bowland, Gisburn Forest or that area and may have seen Katie, either in company or on her own, or who saw or has dashcam footage of a van matching the description previously given, to come forward and contact us. For a reminder of the details of the van, please see the comments of this post.We're really grateful for all the help that members of the public have given us so far and we continue to appeal to anyone who has any information, however small, to come forward and speak to us. Whilst we do have someone under arrest, our enquiries are very much on-going.We are aware that many members of the public have offered to help us in searches and whilst we are grateful for that, we please ask the public not to do so. The area we are searching is very large and remote with no phone signal. The police teams are trained professionals who are used to doing this sort of work. Please leave it to us.The search teams now number more than 60 trained search officers from Lancashire, North Wales, Merseyside and GMP, with specialist dogs, a plane and other specialist search equipment being used. The Salvation Army have also kindly provided assistance.Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting log 800 of April 24th or you can contact us through the Major Incident Public Portal at orlo.uk/2JjY6Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. ...
View on Facebook

4 months ago

Emily Davison Centre
Urgent !Have you seen Katie Kenyon?We are growing increasingly concerned about Katie’s welfare after she was reported missing from home.Her family are extremely concerned and say Katie’s disappearance is out of character for her.And we are now asking for your help to try and find her.Our enquiries so far suggest that at about 9.30am on Friday (April 22nd) a woman matching Katie’s description left an address on Todmorden Road, Burnley with a man and travelled in a silver Ford Transit registration MT57 FLC to the Bolton by Bowland area.She has not been seen since and we are appealing to anyone who was in that area and may have seen Katie, either in company or on her own, or who saw or has dashcam footage of a van matching the description to come forward and contact us.Katie is described as white, 33 and 5ft 9in tall. She was last seen wearing a blue cardigan, light blue and white top, black leggings and flip flops.A man aged 50 from Burnley has been arrested in connection with our investigation and is currently helping police with enquiries.Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting log 800 of April 24th or you can contact us through the Major Incident Public Portal at orlo.uk/r5FuM Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.To read a longer version of this appeal go to our website orlo.uk/QZDAA ...
View on Facebook

4 months ago

Emily Davison Centre
Don’t know about you but as a parent of a teenage boy, this is more challenging than it looks. Feel like I’m fighting the patriarchy every day at the moment. ...
View on Facebook

4 months ago

Emily Davison Centre
The women from Estonia who stood up outside the Russian embassy in Tallinn, in protest against the Grotesque rapes in Ukraine, are potentially the strongest demonstration I have seen. ...
View on Facebook

4 months ago

Emily Davison Centre
View on Facebook

5 months ago

Emily Davison Centre
sistahspace.eaction.org.uk/valerieslaw/search ...
View on Facebook

5 months ago

Emily Davison Centre
A new service managed by the EDC. ...
View on Facebook

5 months ago

Emily Davison Centre
View on Facebook

5 months ago

Emily Davison Centre
International Womens Day at the EDC. Charities working together to ensure survivors of domestic abuse get the very best support. ...
View on Facebook

6 months ago

Emily Davison Centre
The term gaslighting has been used in a published High Court judgment in the family courts for the first time ever in a “milestone” hearing.Gaslighting refers to manipulating someone by making them question their very grasp on reality by forcing them to doubt their memories and pushing a false narrative of events.What are your thoughts on this ? The EDC welcomes the use of the term as it helps to describe a set of behaviours commonly found in those who perpetrate abuse. apple.news/AEFc4FI62RhOH00eHWHSSQQ ...
View on Facebook

6 months ago

Emily Davison Centre
#ChildrensMentalHealthAwarenessWeekAt the Emily Davison Centre we have soecilist support workers who provide support to children and young people impacted by domestic abuse. Call us on 0330 1 343434Or email jess@harvoutreach.org.uk ...
View on Facebook

6 months ago

Emily Davison Centre
TW: Rape and Sexual assault What are your thoughts?? ...
View on Facebook

7 months ago

Emily Davison Centre
We have received a large donation of frozen foods. We have a large freezer but we’re struggling to fit in and would like to get some packages to local people asap, ideally this evening. If you are in the Hyndburn area and would like some of these items (priority to those in need but we want to reduce waste) please send us a message and we will see what we can do.(Various Christmas items, meats and some vegan items)#accrington #hyndburn #doulacafe #foodbank #foodshare ...
View on Facebook

7 months ago

Emily Davison Centre
View on Facebook

7 months ago

Emily Davison Centre
View on Facebook

8 months ago

Emily Davison Centre
Santa came today and distributed many toys to local families. Thanks to RockFM 150 families locally will have a happy Xmas #MissionChristmas Salvation Army and Rotary International ...
View on Facebook

8 months ago

Emily Davison Centre
Bella is really really enjoying the staff Xmas party ...
View on Facebook
Here's Travis (not forgetting Nialle, he's just camera shy) proud as punch having just erected the 12ft Christmas tree which GB Integrated Systems Limited have donated to the amazing HARV charity at the Emily Davison Centre in Accrington. To read more about the wonderful services this charity provides click on the link www.harvoutreach.org.uk/ #supportlocal #teamgbis #charity #christmas2021 #lancashire ...
View on Facebook

8 months ago

Emily Davison Centre
View on Facebook
Reclaim The Night organised by Emily Davison CentreFriday 10th Dec, 2021It was so incredibly moving to be a part of this & seeing the community coming together to support this March. We stand in solidarity against violence towards women. vm.tiktok.com/ZM87T1CVS/#reclaimthenight #violenceagainstwomen ...
View on Facebook

8 months ago

Emily Davison Centre
Songs for tonights reclaim the night march.Starting at the EDC at 6pm (BB5 0DW)Ending 8pm back at the EDC ...
View on Facebook