Sheffield Women’s Aid
Detailed Information

Sheffield Women’s Aid, accommodating women and children from anywhere in the UK who need a place of refuge to escape domestic violence.

  • Refuge accommodation, 36 furnished self-contained apartments for both women and children. Communal lounges and gardens as well as play equipment for children. One complex can house pets.
  • Activities in and around the refuge.
  • Children and Young Persons Practitioners provide a wide variety of therapeutic play sessions for children of all ages at different times of day. This is on a one-one basis or in small groups. They can help:
    • Establish new routines for children
    • Access support around children’s development and behaviour through referrals
    • Find a new school for the children
    • Establish safe contact arrangements, support with court proceedings and advocate for you in safeguarding meetings.
  • Dedicated keyworker who will work with the woman at their own pace to begin to work through their experiences and plan the support you would like to help you and your children move forward. Support provided:
    • Accessing welfare benefits/independent finances
    • Registering with new GP and Dental surgeries
    • Support to get to know local area
    • Accessing support physical and mental health needs
    • Being an advocate for you with other agencies
    • Supporting you to access housing
    • Preparing to move on
    • Accessing legal support
    • Support with immigration status issues
    • Other support needs identified.
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