NOTICE – Corona Virus
Our Outreach workers are still taking referrals – if you need ANY help at all, you can call us, or facetime/video for support or in a crisis we can still see people face-to-face in a very controlled environment – please do not suffer alone during these difficult times.
The workers can provide a range of information and options, such as housing, solicitors, benefits, networking, safety planning and a range of practical support such as bolts, locks, alarms etc.
Our Outreach staff can meet with victims of domestic abuse to talk to them about all the options available. If you become unsafe the Outreach Workers can support you in looking for refuge space (women only) or other temporary accommodation. Victims can also be supported to access other parts of the country if the violence is severe and leaving town is the only option. Staff can also give you advice and information about other issues such as housing, debt, benefits, solicitors, your local area and services etc. They could also help find access to learning such as assertiveness; confidence building; college courses etc. Outreach support staff can also tell you all about the Freedom Programme if you may be interested.
Outreach support workers can also support victims from minority groups and from rural areas. You can access our Outreach service by calling our easy to remember number 01472 575757. Referrals will be accepted by victims themselves or any other friend, family or agency. Depending on your needs and the urgency of support needed, an initial visit will be arranged. Safe and neutral venues can be planned – this may be in the home but if there are any dangers or this makes anyone unsafe, an alternative meeting place will be found.