RISE, based in Brighton, supports women, children and young people affected by domestic abuse.
One in four women experience domestic violence and it is estimated that domestic violence costs the NHS £1.2 billion each year. RISE (Refuge, Information, Support and Education) works to directly address health issues arising from domestic violence and trains ambulance staff to recognise signs of abuse and know how to respond safely.
What the judges thought
'RISE is an impressive charity, providing vital support for victims of domestic abuse. Its work with the ambulance service is particularly innovative and helps ensure vulnerable women and families are getting the support they desperately need.'