TRIGGER WARNING: This episode discusses domestic abuse, sexual abuse and violence against women.
Charlotte Kneer MBE DL is the CEO of I Choose Freedom. Charlotte is a survivor of domestic abuse. Her ex-husband was imprisoned in 2011 for violent offences he perpetrated against her and other women. In 2021 Charlotte received the honour of being appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Surrey in recognition of her work in the county. And then, in 2022, Charlotte was awarded an MBE in the Jubilee Honours list for her work with survivors of domestic abuse. Charlotte's priority and mission are to ensure that all survivors fleeing abuse can access a refuge space and to secure the national network of refuges. In this episode, Charlotte bravely opens up about her own experiences with domestic abuse and talks about I Choose Freedom and all the work they do to provide women with the safety they need. Alice and Charlotte delve into the reasons why refuges are so secret and the importance of the different services available to those who may be struggling. Charlotte also shares some heart-warming news of her own which brings a tear to all of our eyes.
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