• The Welsh Government is committed to tackling this persistent form of inequality for women as well as underpinning our commitment to all victims of domestic abuse. - Carl Sargeant, Minister for Social Justice & Local Government, 25 March 2010
  • Violence against women and girls continues unabated in every continent, country and culture. It takes a devastating toll on women's lives, on their families, and on society as a whole. Most societies prohibit such violence — yet the reality is that too often, it is covered up or tacitly condoned. - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, 8 March 2007
  • Over 20,000 girls under 15 in England & Wales are potentially at risk from all types of female genital mutilation. - A Statistical Study to Estimate the Prevalence of FGM in England & Wales, 2007

Services we provide

Information centre

The outreach/information centre is open every day between 9a.m. and 2p.m.  It also offers an appointment system between 2p.m. and 4p.m. In addition to this, we provide a 24hr on call emergency service 365 days a year.

Any individual in the community can access the information centre for free information and support regarding domestic abuse. This service is for individuals in the community who do not want refuge, or structured support, but still require practical and emotional support, on issues which could arise from living in an abusive relationship. We are also able to sign post individuals to appropriate agencies such as solicitors, police, social services, housing, debt management etc.

Refuge

Refuge is temporary emergency accommodation for women and children. We can accommodate six families who are fleeing Domestic Abuse.  We are able to offer support and information, on various issues e.g. housing / tenancy, legal issues, debt management etc. By offering this support, women are aware of their options to make informed choices.

Children and Young People Work

Family workers provide support to children both in the refuge and in the community. We work with children between the ages of 0-18 yrs. We provide help and support, on a one to one and group basis, depending on the individual needs of the child.  We also work in partnership with other organisations i.e.: social services, playgroups, schools, health visitors, sure-start, children’s partnership, etc.

Floating Support

Floating support is a community based service, providing structured support to 15 families in the community. This is a flexible service that offers support to develop skills to assist in the prevention of abuse and homelessness. The support we provide depends on the needs of each individual.