The Community Safety Podcast

Domestic Violence with Su Bhuhi MBE The Community Safety Podcast-Transforming Communities!

CSP12 – Su Bhuhi Aanchal Women’s Aid was founded by Su Bhuhi when a woman needed support to safeguard her children from being taken to South Asia against her will. Su, a survivor herself, took a stand to help protect the women and her children from further harm. We provide support and services to help people who face challenging life situations so that they can understand their rights and make informed choices. Aanchal continues to grow from strength to strength. We never lose sight of the person that knocks on our door and their needs. We listen and we understand. We have helped over 40,000 women since 1984. Su joins me on the show to discuss The story behind the name ‘Aanchal’ and why the women who use the service chose it.  She shares why her move into helping other women was an organic process that was rooted in the love and support of her parents when she was suffering from domestic violence. Su also describes how Aanchal supports women and children who are suffering from domestic violence, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.  "We should be able to make our decisions in life, we should be able to learn … the impact of barriers are just as great today, as they were in the 70s for me." – Su Bhuhi  Today on The Community Safety Podcast: ● Su’s experience of living in different cultures, her experience of diverse ways of living and meeting different people with different beliefs, and values, and why she loves celebrating that experience● Su’s personal experience of domestic abuse and why she felt so isolated when she was suffering● How’s Su’s father supported her in her choices despite the norms of the South East Asian community at that time● The interpretation of the idea of ‘honour’ in South East Asian communities● Why there are still barriers to women seeking help when they are experiencing domestic abuse● The training that Aanchal undertakes with institutions to help them recognise domestic abuse● Why COVID-19 has exacerbated violence in the home   Connect with Su Bhuhi: ● Aanchal Women’s Aid Website● Aanchal Women’s Aid on Facebook● Aanchal Women’s Aid on Twitter● Aanchal Women’s Aid on Instagram Connect with The Community Safety Podcast:● The Community Safety Podcast Website● The Community Safety Podcast on Facebook● The Community Safety Podcast on Twitter ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
  1. Domestic Violence with Su Bhuhi MBE
  2. Neighbourhood Watch in the 21st Century with CEO John Hayward-Cripps
  3. History shaping the future and the Real Peaky Blinders with Carl Chinn MBE
  4. Police Science with Dr Susanne Knabe-Nicol
  5. Knife Crime-Alison Cope in association with Staffordshire Police-Ditch the Blade!

The Community Safety Podcast is the brainchild of Jim Nixon –  who has a passion for partnership working to enable communities to be safer. 

Jim has an extensive background in policing, Housing, Local Authority- over 25 years, and is currently the lead on Anti Social Behaviour at Stoke City Council. Jim has an innovative approach to tackling issues – Please read our page ‘About’ on The Community Safety Podcast for more information.

This Podcast will feature guests from a wide spectrum of the Community Safety arena, to discuss the issues facing communities in 21st century Britain.

The Guests have been chosen due to their levels of expertise in Community Safety. Please see thier Guest Page highlighting the 3 episodes that will be launched on the 22nd January 2021. They will then broadcast further episodes every 2 weeks during the whole of 2021.

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