August Newsletter

Welcoming our new Chair of the Trustees
We are so pleased to welcome Priyanka Devani as Solace’s new Chair of the Trustees.

A message from Priyanka 

“I am honoured and excited to become Chair at Solace.

With 284 dedicated staff and over 100 volunteers delivering essential services, this organisation is making a very tangible impact to the lives and safety of women and children.

I believe Solace can continue to build in its role as a powerful advocate in championing the rights of women.” 

Priyanka currently leads the EMEA Education practice for Palladium Group, a global international development consultancy and social impact organisation. A teacher by background, Priyanka brings over 12 years of experience in policy and strategy development, programme delivery, and cultural change across the education, women’s rights and broader public sector.

In her role, she advises UK and overseas governments, charities, and sector institutions to design and deliver complex transformation programmes that involve educating more children, empowering women and girls, and protecting their health and rights. Through her own lived experiences, Priyanka has seen how violence affects women’s wellbeing and prevents access to opportunities that are fundamental to freedom. She has recently founded an organisation that provides creative arts therapy and support to marginalised children, women and families impacted by war and conflict.

Having worked in many countries, Priyanka is a strong advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. She believes ‘Embracing our differences and working with cross-cultural teams presents opportunities for creativity, innovation and learning from others of diverse backgrounds.’

Claim Your Space Campaign

Next week we launch our new summer campaign raising awareness of the ways that women and girls are silenced and ‘policed’ by the media and society in general. We’re asking women to claim their space. 

Keep an eye on our social media for more information!

We would love to hear from you and your stories on how you have claimed your space. Get in touch on

Listen to our latest podcast!
Episode 3 of our Solace Stories Podcast is out now where you can meet staff from our North London Rape Crisis Team. Click below to listen to all episodes.
Listen to all episodes here
Upcoming Training
Spaces available on upcoming training
Our training courses are developed and delivered by experienced trainers who work on the frontline, supporting survivors from crisis to recovery, helping you build your skills in supporting survivors. 
We have spaces on the following upcoming courses: 

Trauma Informed Practice – 7th September, 10am-3pm  

Supporting Children and Young People Affected by Domestic Abuse CPD Accredited – 11th September, 10am-3pm. 

Understanding Tech Facilitated Domestic Abuse – 28th September, 10am-1pm

Find out more and sign up here
Join our team at Solace and help make safer lives for women and girls in London.
We currently have the following vacancies:

Family Support Worker (Lambeth)
Family Support Worker (Camden)
IDVA (Bexley)
IDVA (Waltham Forest)
Service User Support (Housing IDVA)
Service Manager (Therapeutic Services)
Multiple Disadvantage Refuge Worker

Apply here
We’re doing more and more on social media, so make sure you follow us to keep up with everything happening throughout the year! 
Solace Women’s Aid is a charity registered in England & Wales. Charity Number 1082450.

Registered address:
Moore Kingston Smith
9 Appold Street