REFUGE & ACCOMMODATION
This is our safe and secure accommodation for people who are fleeing domestic abuse.
Our Refuge support service is funded by Trafford Council and provides residential accommodation for 9 women and their families. We aim to offer families a safe, secure and welcoming place to stay. We seek to empower women to take control of their lives and make life-changing decisions within a supportive and educative environment. Our Refuge has established links with partnership agencies and networks to provide the person-centred holistic service to each family.
Our services are available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. We provide security services in the evenings and at weekends.
Our support consists of:
Regular face to face support sessions
Looking at available housing options
Contacting, as required, other services such as solicitors, health services, drug and alcohol services
Help with filling out any necessary forms
Help with accessing benefits
Accompanying women to certain meetings and appointments
Advocating with Social Services and other agencies
Help and assistance in applying for financial support
Providing ongoing emotional and practical support
To speak to one of our support workers about our Refuge, please call us on: 0845 4500 789
You can download a referral form here
Tier 2 Accommodation
Tier 2 is our Move On accommodation which consists of 9 lower-level supported properties for both our refuge residents and for men affected by domestic abuse. These accommodation units have been obtained through working with Trafford Housing Trust, Your Housing Group and Trafford Council. These properties can provide accommodation to men, women and children.
Our Tier 2 units are a move on service from our refuge for individuals who require low-level support. We seek to empower people to live independently and assist in helping people integrate into their local community, through encouraging them to get involved in volunteering and training opportunities.
We have specialist Move on Domestic Abuse Advisors who works with service users to improve their independent living skills, confidence and self-esteem in order to help them prepare to move on to fully independent living for the long term.