Community Outreach Support

Anyone can access community advice & support, on referral you will be allocated your Domestic Abuse Practitioner, who will tailor a support plan to meet your individual needs. The allocated worker will meet with you wherever you feels safe and comfortable, whether that is in your home, in a local cafe or park, or in the local community for example in a children’s centre, library or housing offices.

Our community outreach team can offer advice and support with:

  • Safety planning
  • Reporting incidents to the police
  • Attending court
  • Legal Advice
  • Emotional Support
  • Advice regarding housing options
  • Referrals to other services including group programmes, drug & alcohol support and mental health.
  • Building empowerment, self-confidence and independence
  • Benefits Advice & Entitlements 
  • Assistance when applying for grants and loans
  • Help with budgeting, paying bills and debts
  • Housekeeping skills, such as shopping and cooking
  • Finding employment or volunteering opportunities 
  • Access to training or education
  • Discussing the effects of experiencing domestic abuse.

Have a look at this advice and guidance about keeping yourself safe

Keeping yourself safe

If you are thinking about leaving it's really important to plan ahead as much as you can so you can keep yourself safe.  These links take you to some advice and guidance to help you plan your exit.

Thinking about leaving

Leaving Safely