Refuge Accommodation Services
We provide safe, emergency accommodation for women and children fleeing domestic abuse and can support men in seeking refuge accommodation.
BDDWA’s purpose built supported accommodation consists of either self-contained flats or houses. At our refuges we aim to ensure the safety of women and children and support them into independent living. Support workers are fully trained and experienced and work with families on an individual basis to meet their needs.
Safety is of paramount importance so the accommodation units have 24 hour CCTV in operation and provide support 7 days a week.
What do we offer in the refuge?
- an environment which promotes the safety of women and children
- ongoing action planning and support and goal setting through individual development programmes
- aid and empower independent living
- provide links with the local community
- weekly house meetings
- weekly breakfast support groups
- regular coffee mornings
- children’s house meetings
- BME support
- access to counselling
- support to access independent housing
- support to access appropriate welfare
- support through the criminal/ civil justice system
- advocacy and liaison with other agencies
- support with children and parenting issues
- enclosed outdoor play area
Access to the refuge can be self-referral or by other agencies. An in-depth assessment will take place to ensure that the refuge option is the best to meet the needs of the family. We accept women of all ages, both single and with children.