Next Link are currently working with the University of Bristol as part of a new pilot, called IRIS+ to expand the role of support offered to patients through IRIS.
IRIS+ is a research study, part of the REPROVIDE Programme. By enhancing the IRIS support, it aims to increase the safety and wellbeing of all adult and children patients affected by domestic violence and abuse.
During this pilot we will be expanding our advocate educator service to patients who may be referred as male victims of abuse, or as perpetrators (male or female). We will also be including the children of those referred whether victim or perpetrator, male or female.