Our social investment journey began not long after this. In re-examining our strategy, I had identified a real need for accommodation for women over 45 years old. At the time, we had two properties that were largely housing younger women and although we could accommodate older women as well, it was not ideal because they often ended up mothering the younger women and neglecting their own recovery. We did some research, including working with Teesside University, to see what help was out there for older victims of domestic violence and found very little. This was really how the 45+ project was born.