Two award nominations for Direct Intervention team

Savera UK’s Direct Intervention team has been nominated for two prestigious awards, recognising their work helping survivors and people at risk of ‘honour’-based abuse and harmful practices.

The team has been nominated for the BBC Merseyside: Make A Difference award, which shines a light on people who go above and beyond in their local communities. 

This achievement recognises the work that the team does to safeguard and advocate for some of the most vulnerable of our society – helping them out of abusive environments and into their new beginnings. 

Finalists will be revealed in the summer and winners announced at a ceremony in September.

Direct Intervention team coordinator, Merfat, has also been named a finalist in the Merseyside Women of the Year Awards 2024. Merfat leads the team with passion and tenacity. 

Last year alone, together, they helped 178 clients, responded to 495 calls to the helpline and spent 2,292 hours working to safeguard those experiencing HBA and harmful practices.

You can vote for Merfat to be this year’s Merseyside Woman of the Year 2024 until Sunday 2nd June 2024: