The Southwark Advocacy and Support Service provides independent advocates to support men and women aged 16 or over, affected by domestic abuse. We also provide support on safety, housing, going to court, benefits, health and immigration issues and can refer you to any relevant specialist services.
We work in partnership with DVIP to offer a group work programme to perpetrators who are violent to support their change and help them develop non-abusive behaviour and healthy relationships.
Our Advice service offers short term support to women affected by domestic and sexual violence living in London. We provide immediate advice and can refer women on to safe refuge accommodation, longer term advocacy support, counselling or specialist children’s services
Our counselling service offers emotional support to women aged 16 and over who have been affected by domestic and sexual violence in an intimate relationship. Sessions are offered during the day or in the evening.
Our Legal Service offers free legal advice and representation for women affected by domestic and sexual violence. This includes court orders for protection, divorce proceedings and child contact disputes.
We manage refuges across London providing safe accommodation and ongoing support for women and children fleeing domestic violence.
Our Family and Children’s Support service delivers a range of services to help children and young people explore their feelings about their experience of violence and work towards helping the child and mother recover.
If you are aged 55 or over and have experienced domestic or sexual violence it may have happened over many years and you may face particular obstacles when trying to get help and involve other agencies. We have supported many women in their 60′s and 70′s find a new life free from violence.
We have many years experience working with the Irish Traveller community helping families to flee violence and we provide emotional and practical support, advice and advocacy in your home or we can find you and your children safe accommodation.
The Sanctuary Scheme is designed to prevent someone affected by domestic violence from becoming homeless as a result. The scheme provides security works to a home, ranging from changing locks to the installation of an internal ‘safe room’, thereby allowing you to stay in your home.