Who do we support?

Through our refuge and outreach services we support women and children. We have a specialist children’s worker who can deliver support to children and young people directly or in partnership with their family. More information.

Women can live in the refuge on their own (or with their children) from the age of 16, or can come with their mothers up to the age of 18. Boys can live in the refuge with their mothers providing they are 16 or under. This is because we need to keep the dynamics of the refuge conducive to a relaxing and supportive environment. If you want to move into the refuge and have children aged over our age limits, please give us a call for advice.

There are a number of common myths relating to refuge accommodation. You do not need to have children to live in the refuge. Equally you do not need to be married, or be fleeing a partner of the opposite sex.

We tailor our support to the needs and identity of the individual. We embrace difference whilst promoting equality and access. We have experience and expertise in supporting the following:

  • Women of all ages and ethnicity
  • Women of all religions
  • Lesbians, Bisexual, heterosexual and transgendered women
  • Women with disabilities. Including, but not limited to, learning disabilities, physical disabilities and sensory impairment.
  • Women in/not in employment
  • Women who are subject to immigration control
  • Victims of ‘honour-based violence’, forced marriage and female genital mutilation

For further information relating to any of the above, please see further reading and links

Immediate Need
We are available by phone 24 hours a day.
Tel: 01388600094
Mobile: 07946190203
In an emergency dial 999
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