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Hello from our new CEO Claire Williams

  • April 17, 2023

We are delighted to welcome our new CEO Claire Williams to Oasis Domestic Abuse Service.

Claire has a significant history of working for Kent and Medway communities, including with DAVSS (Domestic Abuse Volunteer Support Service) and Porchlight, and has a track record of service innovation and evaluation that is aligned with our history and vision. It’s an exciting time for our charity as we welcome Claire, who would like to say a warm hello to our supporters and followers.

“Hello everyone,

I am thrilled to introduce myself as the new CEO of Oasis.

Our charity’s mission is to help create a world free from abuse, and I plan to achieve this by focusing on early intervention, working in partnership and advocating for those who access our services.

Early intervention is an absolute priority for me as CEO. If we can prevent domestic abuse, we can truly lead to a world where charities like ours don’t need to exist. I believe in providing education, resources, and the right support at an early stage, to minimise the risk of abuse from occurring or escalating, and ultimately preventing crisis intervention.

At Oasis, we strongly believe that no organisation can work in isolation. Partnership working, sharing knowledge and expertise, and working collaboratively with other organisations is essential to provide the best possible support for those affected by domestic abuse.

I am passionate about making access to support services as simple and straightforward as possible. We will continue to work in partnership with other organisations to ensure that all our clients receive the right support and advice in a coordinated and compassionate way. No one should struggle to understand what support is available to them in their area. Someone may only have a few minutes to talk or may be in urgent need of help. This is why I will always advocate for consistent, good-quality support to be easily accessible in all local areas.

I am wholeheartedly committed to advocating for the voice of survivors to be heard and listened to, at every stage of their journey. We will build on our programmes and projects that enable adults, children and young people to find their voice.

I am excited to work with all of you to make a real difference in the fight against domestic abuse. Together, we can help create a world free from abuse, where everyone feels safe and supported.

I look forward to meeting you at our Oasis fundraising events (the next of which is our Mark Billingham author event with BroadstairsLit on 11 June).

Thank you in advance for your support.

Claire Williams

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