After 5 successful years of working with men who recognised they needed to change DETER has finally had to call it a day. With no meaningful funding available for this much needed project DETER has had to accept that working with men with relationship problems is no longer seen as a community priority.
DETER offered FREE support to men who wanted to change their inappropriate behaviours. DETER worked with men throughout the North East of England. In the last 2.5 years the majority of the men asking DETER for help came from the Gateshead area. The loss of this service will mean that there is no longer a FREE viable outlet for men who need specific help to address their intimate partner violent and abusive behaviours within the Gateshead area.
Services will be available within the Northumberland, Newcastle, South Tyneside and Sunderland and now Gateshead areas through the Barnardos / Police - PCC partnership providers. There may be restricted access to these programmes and in some cases, charges may be asked for to access them.