Peterborough Women's Aid
Peterborough Women's Aid aims to relieve the distress and trauma experienced by women and their children, if any, who have been affected by their domestic violent situations.
Women's Aid is committed to the principles of self help and self determination; we encourage women to seek advice, information, support or refuge to determine their own futures.
We provide safe temporary accommodation for women and their children, who are experiencing domestic violence/abuse.
Our resettlement and aftercare service is designed to support women and children in the process involved in moving into local accommodation.
Through our Children’s Services we aim to identify and endeavour to meet the emotional and educational needs of children within the refuge. We provide a range of play sessions and activities for children and young people
The Freedom Programme runs for 10-12 sessions. Informal meetings are held each week exploring different issues relating to domestic violence.
The objectives of the Outreach Service are to provide advice and support, either by telephone or face to face, to all women who request it; to facilitate advice and support sessions at various community venues across Peterborough.
The Respectful Relationships Programme - We work in partnership with individual schools and encourage them to take part in the programme to enable them to support children who have experienced domestic abuse.
We constantly promote public awareness of the issues relating to domestic abuse locally and nationally.
Who to contact
- Peterborough Women's Aid
They can offer
- Safety planning, which includes practical steps to protect victims and their children, as well as longer-term solutions. These plans will include actions from the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) as well as sanctions and remedies available through the criminal and civil courts, housing options and services available through other organisations.
- Assistance with securing Safe refuge accommodation away from the city in an crisis situations
- Emotional support both short and longer term, this includes one to one sessions offering reassurance, advice and guidance, with the principles of self-help and self-determination.
- Practical assistance with the legal system and benefits advice relating to the current situations.
- Support and advocate for our service users by attending solicitors courts and other appointments as appropriate.
- An opportunity to attend a group work programme whose aims are to assist with the understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse and strategies to assist with developing positive lifestyle coping strategies.
They also deliver a specialist service for children and young people affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence.