The Amari project is a London based housing project providing crucial support for women who have been victims of sexual exploitation, helping them to rebuild their lives and move on to independence. Amari is run by Solace Women's Aid with support from Commonweal Housing and London Councils, assisting women following their departure from refuges or other emergency accommodation and helping them to recover from trauma through a staged approach.
‘Changing our Heads’: Evaluation of the partnership between Shpresa Programme and Solace Women’s Aid to develop a specialist service for Albanian Speaking Women experiencing violence in London
The Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit (CWASU) at London Metropolitan University were commissioned by Trust for London to evaluate our partnership work with Shpresa Programme. The focus of this report is on the lessons that can be learned from this model of provision, to inform the development of sustainable services for women from newly arrived communities in London. The final report in based on two years of delivery of the project from October 2013 – September 2015.
This policy intends to provide guidance to any individuals or agencies seeking to make a complaint about Solace Women’s Aid (Solace) and its services. It outlines the processes and the principles by which Solace staff seek to investigate and resolve concerns. It does not cover how Solace manages or processes general feedback, enquiries or service user disputes.
This independent of the Rhea Project, a pilot partnership between Solace, Commonweal and Southwark Council, shows that a successful support model for survivors, strengthens referral pathways, enables a smooth transition from abuse to safety and includes the provision of safe, suitable and secure housing.
Examining the Victim’s Right to Review by police in stalking and harassment cases: report of FOI findings
New research by Alison Bird, Clinical Lead for Stalking at Solace, and the University of Suffolk examining the Victim’s Right to Review by police in stalking and harassment cases suggests that police forces lack a transparent, robust and objective system when they no further action (NFA) stalking cases. Stalking victims need better guidance and support after reporting stalking and need to know their rights.’
‘Victims of stalking are left frustrated, not taken seriously, the stalking continues and they are failed.” Alison Bird, Solace.
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Between 2011 and 2014 Solace conducted a 3 year research project examining how women and children rebuild their lives after domestic violence. This was the first longitudinal study of it’s kind in Europe and the crucial findings were launched in Finding The Costs Of Freedom in June 2014.
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