Newsletter May 2023


Recent Updates From Solace
In this newsletter, you will find:

  • An update on our new CEO appointment
  • How you can get involved in Swim For Solace
  • Upcoming training courses
  • Vacancies at Solace
Solace marks new chapter with appointment of Nahar Choudhury as permanent CEO

We have a new permanent CEO. Nahar Choudhury will be joining us from 19th June. We’ve very much looking forward to welcoming her and working with her. 

You can read more on our website, click below 

Click here
Swim For Solace

There’s less than three weeks until our Swim For Solace challenge begins on 1st June! 

Swim throughout June to help us raise funds and raise awareness of male violence against women. Whether it’s in your local lido or the crisp British sea, get swimming to support women.
Research has shown that on average, a woman is assaulted 35 times before the police are called. That’s 35 too many. Domestic abuse is a cycle of behaviour and a cycle of violence. The repetition of events only makes it harder for someone to leave, get the help they need and the support they deserve. This June, you can help us end this cycle. 

Come and swim 35 times or 35 minutes or 35 lengths with us.

Services like ours are vital to ensure long-lasting support is offered to ensure women don’t experience abuse again. For Solace, this means being able to provide accommodation to those fleeing their home, therapeutic services to help overcome years of trauma, support navigating their legal and housing options and advocating for local and national change through the laws that should protect all women and girls.
Sign up early and you won’t miss out on our special swim pack:
A Solace Tote Bag
A limited edition swim cap made in collaboration with Usual Objections 
Solace carry cup – with a unique watery design by a child in one of our refuges

But hurry, these are limited so sign up now to avoid disappointment! Click below to sign up. 

Sign up here!
Volunteers needed for our Luce Project 
We’re looking for female, blind or partially sighted volunteers to help support our advice line which sits within our therapeutic services team, where they will support women and girls by providing advice, information and signposting around housing, legal remedies, and safety planning. 

Volunteers will gain access to a comprehensive training programme around domestic and sexual abuse and a structured learning path tailored to each volunteer’s interests and professional goals. They will also receive mentoring and a range of employment readiness opportunities for those interested. This might be an especially exciting opportunity for anyone who is interested in growing their knowledge about domestic and sexual abuse and working in the women’s sector.

For more information and to apply, click the box below or email

Find out more and apply here
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 the following upcoming courses available: 
Supporting Children and Young People Affected by Domestic Abuse (CPD Accredited) – 6th June 2023
Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence (CPD Accredited) – 29th June 2023
Find out more and sign up here
Join our team at Solace and help make safer lives for women and girls in London.
We have the following current vacancies:
Children’s Therapist, Self Employed
Multiple Disadvantage Refuge Worker
Sexual Violence Service Manager
Advice Caseworker
IRIS Advocate Educator
Housing IDVA
Mental Health Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA)
Specialist Family Support Worker
Barnet Service Manager
Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ISVA)
Specialist Advocate for the Wiser Project
Counselling Coordinator 
Find out more and apply
Make sure you follow us on social media to stay up to date on 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

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