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Vulnerable women’s project

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This innovative project provides accommodation and a supportive environment to vulnerable women who have multiple and complex needs.

The project was established in 2014 for women with entrenched lifestyles which form a barrier to them accessing housing and other support services.

At full capacity the shared accommodation can house up to 8 women and is staffed 24/7, 365 days a year, with another 4 women accommodated in transition spaces in preperation for move-on. The women we accommodate and support have complex needs and may have issues such as physical and mental health, child welfare, family and relationship breakdown, offending behaviour, historic abuse, bereavement, substance misuse, sexual exploitation, domestic violence, childhood trauma and/or self-harm.

The support we provide is based upon the initial assessment of needs which we carry out and the support plan which is developed between our staff and each resident. Our services can also involve supporting women to attend appointments, linking in and coordinating with other agencies/services, arranging activities and other day to day assistance to help the residents repair their lives and move on.

Referral Guidelines

To make a referral please complete one of the forms below with as much information as possible, not forgetting your contact details. We do not have immediate emergency access but we will endeavour to process your application as quickly as possible.

Following receipt of your application we will contact you to make arrangements for an interview. We do not have any blanket exclusions and welcome all referrals but any offer will be made following a risk assessment. We will also let you know if we are unable to offer you suitable accommodation.

Online Referral Form – No downloading required, simply complete the secure online form on any device and press ‘Send’.

Download ‘Word’ Referral form (94.2KB) – Download the referral form to your device, complete the form (an ‘app’ may be required on certain mobile devices), send it via email or print it for sending by post.

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