Rebuilding Lives UK
Rebuilding Lives UK was founded in 2021 by Naima Ben-Moussa. Rebuilding Lives UK provides practical assistance, such as painting and repairing homes, to create safe environments for survivors and their children. Naima is a survivor of domestic abuse, both as a child and as an adult and saw a gap in services for survivors who had escaped abusive relationships and were trying to rebuild their lives. An example of this is the story of a family whose home had been damaged by an abusive ex-partner. Naima and her team of volunteers repaired the damage and provided a positive example for the children, demonstrating that grown-ups can be kind, loving, and safe. By transforming survivors living spaces, Naima and her team empower survivors and their children to heal and move forward with hope.
In June 2021, Naima appeared on BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine show, discussing her efforts to help domestic abuse survivors. Naima shared the story of the woman who needed plastering work due to damages caused by domestic violence. Naima set up a fundraising page to cover the materials with the intention of carrying out the work for free. The response to the fundraising page from the public as a result of her appearing on the Jeremy Vine show was overwhelming and four months after this and as a result of the tremendous support she received, the charity was formed.
Rebuilding Lives UK support NCDV is their mission to make domestic abuse, in all its forms, socially unacceptable and look forward to working with them in partnership, now and in the future, to provide protection and support for all victims and survivors of domestic abuse.