SOS Toolkit: Supporting Older Survivors

This toolkit has been produced by Solace in collaboration with Dewis Choice.

For over 40 years, Solace have supported women and children in London to be free from violence and abuse. We provide services for rape crisis, young people, refuge, advocacy, therapy and professional training. In 2019, we began the ‘Visible Women’ project, working closely with the Silver Project (established in 2010) to provide specialist Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse support for older survivors in London.

Safe as Houses Report: How the system is failing women and children fleeing abuse in London

The Safe as Houses report reaffirms our long-term commitment to putting housing at the top of the agenda for women fleeing VAWG and builds on our report published in 2016, ‘The Price of Safety’.It evidences the need for radical change but also offers solutions to improve the situation for women fleeing abuse in London.

Finding the Cost of Freedom

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.