• 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

SGFS

Sir Gar Floating Support was commissioned in April 2010 to deliver a combination of low, medium and high level floating support units to 39 families across Carmarthenshire. The expectation of the proposed remodelled service was that there would be greater flexibility in service delivery and increased accessibility for people needing floating support, as a result of having experienced domestic abuse.

It was agreed that the service would be managed by one provider organisation, with the amalgamation of the three existing services into one Carmarthenshire wide floating support scheme. Providers would then work in partnership to ensure that they focused the service on the area of greatest need.

The manager of the SGFS Scheme is employed and based at Llanelli Women’s Aid Ltd (LWA). She is responsible for the management of the scheme and the five family Floating Support workers.

Sir Gar Floating Support gives housing/tenancy, domestic abuse, legal, children issues, education, finance, health and wellbeing related support to women in community.

Access to the scheme is by self or agency referral to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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