This strategy aims to highlight the crisis of women’s homelessness and propose solutions, focusing on working collaboratively and with innovation and best practice to end homelessness for women. There is a growing recognition of the specific difficulties facing women experiencing homelessness whose needs aren’t being met by current homelessness provision and approaches.
At Solace, we're working hard to ensure every woman affected by abuse during the Coronavirus pandemic can be safe and get the support she needs.
From our specialist work, we understand the additional challenges women are facing right now while in lockdown. So we've brought together some resources to help survivors, and those supporting them, at this critical time.
If you are experiencing abuse, you are not alone. Our phone lines are open, our doors are open and our staff are here to help you.
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.
Hear2Change is a five-year project run by Solace Women’s Aid from September 2016 to December 2021. In September 2019 Against Violence and Abuse (AVA) began an independent evaluation of the project, the outcomes of which are outlined in this project evaluation.
Solace Women's Aid and AVA (Against Violence and Abuse)
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.
A short guide on staying safe if you are being hurt by someone in your family, afraid of someone at home or in a violence relationship.
The aim and objectives of the Haringey Employment Project were to support a diverse range of women survivors who had either experienced VAWG, were in receipt of benefits or did not have Recourse to Public Funds, enabling them through work readiness and into employment.
See our list of incredibly inspiring women from now and from then. Helping to inspire feminist dress up or a feminist picture round!
In 2017 the London VAWG & Housing Group was established to promote access to safe and settled housing for those
who need to move as a result of VAWG, through cross-sector and cross-organisational collaboration. This briefing
outlines the issues and key asks raised on the theme of Long Term Housing from the Operational and Strategic meetings
held on 14th February 2018 and sets out recommendations for best practice.