Our impact 2020

Building safe lives and strong futures for women and girls.

Women and girls are experiencing violence and abuse right now.

  • 1 in 3 women will experience abuse in their lifetime. 
  • 85,000 women are raped in England and Wales every year. 
  • 1 in 4 children and young people experienced physical abuse over the year.
  • 1 in 10 of all recorded offences in London are domestic abuse related.

We work tirelessly to ensure that every woman and child  can live safe lives, free from violence and abuse. 

  • We’ve worked with 27,414 women and children across our services
  • Solace runs 22 refuges with space for 178 rooms for women and children .
  • 83% of service users reported that the service helped them to feel safer
  • 95% of service users would recommend the service to a friend or relative
  • Solace supported 444 women with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) over the last year
  • Our free advice line takes over 200 calls each week
  • Solace provided 920 women & children with refuge accommodation and supported accommodation
  • Our volunteers contributed 11,151 hours of voluntary support

(All figures above are based on our work in 2019/20)

You can find our full report here: