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Refuge

Refuge is committed to a world where domestic violence is not tolerated and where women and children can live in safety.

They aim to empower women and children to rebuild their lives, free from violence and fear. They provide a range of life-saving and life-changing services, and a voice for the voiceless.

Their services involves:

  • freephone 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline

  • emergency accommodation for women fleeing abuse

  • independent domestic violence advocates

  • child support workers to provide one-on-one and group sessions for child residents

  • campaigns to raise awareness of domestic violence

For more information about their sevices click here.

For support or to discuss your options call free and in confidence. 

Telephone:
0808 2000 247
Opening times:
Freephone 24-hour national helpline
Who is it for:
Women and children fleeing domestic abuse
Sector:
Voluntary

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Services offered to those who may require an advocate. An advocate is a person who can support a service user or carer through their contact with health services. Advocates will attend meetings with patients and help service users or carers to express concerns or wishes to health care professionals. Although many people can act as an advocate (friend, relative, member of staff) there are advocacy services available that can be accessed through the Trust.These advocates are trained and independent.