I don’t feel like I am in immediate danger. Can I still get help from Women’s Aid?
Yes, you can telephone us, drop in to our office base or one of our outreach bases if you want to talk about your situation or know more about your rights. We are here to listen to and to support any woman experiencing domestic abuse.
I’m not sure if what I am experiencing is Domestic Abuse?
It’s important that you have the space to explore this. You can contact Women’s Aid for support with this.
What if I don’t want to move to refuge or temporary accommodation?
Not every one wants to stay in refuge, or leave the person who is abusing them. If you want to leave but do not want to live in refuge we can support you in finding other alternative accommodation. If you do not feel ready to leave your partner but would still like someone to talk to about your options or to get some support then you can drop-in to our office, telephone us or come and see us at one of our community based drop ins (link to details of drop in venues and times). If you choose to remain at home then we can still continue to support you. We can offer information regarding your rights, safety planning and will support the decisions you make.
What will happen once you contact Women’s Aid?
- We will listen to what you want to tell us, and believe you
- We can give you information about your legal rights, housing options or entitlement to benefits. If we don’t know something, we will find out for you
- We will try to find you temporary accommodation, or some other safe place to stay if you want to get away.
- If you have children we will offer support if that is what you and your children want.
- We will not tell you what to do, but we will support you to make your own decisions, and we will respect your choices