Welcome to your New Community!
our refuge is a shared accommodation centre for women and children who are taking the first step to living a life free from domestic abuse
We will support you in every step of the way in your journey through refuge. Support can come in many forms such as 1-2-1 sessions, group work and assigned key workers. We also have dedicated team specifically for the children in refuge.
Our Children's Workers are there to help the children and young people ease into this new environment and way of living, giving them a safe space to learn and play, and navigate their emotions through play and support session.
The team will assist you in enrolling your children into local school systems that suit your needs, they can also help you with any external agencies or meetings you may need to attend.
Each child is allocated a key worker who will tailor their support to meet the child's needs.
We have a number of facilities available for all ages. We can accomodate those during pregnancy and birth all the way through to adulthood.
The Baby Room
Designed with the little ones in mind, our baby room offers a wide variety of instruments and activities for your children to enjoy, learn and play in a safe and secure environment. Little ones can enjoy a supervised play and make use of all we have to offer.
One large communal living space which hosts couches and a TV with lots of space to play in. This area is perfect for families to sit together and for you to get to know the other residents. This space gives a cosy family feel to all who use it. There is also a large dining table in her which is often used for activities.
The Teen Room
This room is all about the fun! Here in our teen room we offer a range of activities from electronic gaming devices, computers, Foosball, a reading nook, board games and so much more! Here is where our children can relax and unwind in their own space.
Our large private garden features a full sized climbing frame situated on top of a rubber surface to protect anyone using the equipment, a grassy area with plants, trees and a mud kitchen station. There is also an adult only section closed off by a gate to allow for a quieter outdoor space for residents.
The Rainbow Room
Here at refuge, we understand the importance of having a quiet space to relax in. Our Rainbow room is an adult only space which resembles a cushy living area, with large cosy couch, mood lighting, blankets and a big television to watch your favourite shows.
The Sensory Room
A safe and comfortable room for our young ones to explore, with dimmed lighting, bean bags, water tower and other sensory items to enjoy. It is one of the most relaxing places within our facility and everyone is welcome! This room is particularly helpful to those with sensory needs or additional learning challenges.
Each suite is fully equipped with bedroom furniture including a bed, a wardrobe and a side table, all bedding and towels are included. And you also have your own individual bathroom. Our kitchens are shared between 2 families, and you will be given a kitchen pack with basic items such as pans, plates and utensils to get you started. You have your own designated fridge, a shared freezer. Your kitchen comes with a toaster, microwave, a kettle, a slow cooker and a washing machine. We can accommodate the need for a disabled bathroom and suites that have wheelchair access if this is a requirement.
We do our best to make this feel like home for you until you move on from refuge.
We’re Here to Help You Take the First Step
Reach out today and we will be here to support you every step of the way.