With our support, survivors of domestic abuse can reclaim their lives and choose the future they want.

Day in the life of a recovery worker...

There is no such thing as a typical day at the Recovery Refuge but there are a host of regular tasks such as supervising medication, monitoring for abstinence and keeping the place safe, answering the phone/door, a resident needing to speak to someone etc. and as much as you may plan your day, it will often move in a different direction to your plan. If you don’t pay enough attention to these, you can be as creative as you like but you will be working in chaos. The work in between these regular

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Author: Abigail Symonds

Why doesn't she just leave??

Understanding the reasons and the countless barriers that stand in the way for any woman who is attempting to leave an abusive relationship is the important part. We will never just ask a woman to leave, we empower women to make their own decisions in an attempt to hold abusers to account for their behaviour.

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Author: Abigail Symonds

National Stalking Awareness Week 2021

A Stalker is someone who spends a lot of time thinking about how to Stalk someone. We describe this behaviour using the acronym FOUR; Fixed, Obsessed, Unwanted, and Repeated. Stalking is not ok, it’s illegal. If you have chosen to end a relationship, you do not deserve unwanted contact, or threats, or to have your ex-partner turn up uninvited or harass others in your life.

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Author: Abigail Symonds

1 in 5

children exposed to domestic abuse

60%

increase in referrals  for our DA support services since the start of lockdown in March 2020

News & updates

  • Women's AId publish The Economics of Abuse 2019

    The Domestic Abuse Report 2019: The Economics of Abuse explores the relationship between domestic abuse and economic resources, looking at the needs and experiences of survivors around finances, welfare, housing and employment (economic needs), and how these needs are met by specialist domestic abuse services. Read more

  • Women Who Kill

    As the culmination of 4 years of research by the Women's Centre for Justice into the criminal justice response to women who kill abusive men, this offers thought provoking insights into how the law, and how it is applied, prevents women from accessing justice... Read more

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