Please see below for local services and support available for victims of domestic abuse.
Hafan Cymru is a charitable housing association that provides accommodation, support to women, men, their children and young people across Wales.
It helps victims of domestic abuse to lead the kind of positive life everyone has a right to hope for.
They are a Registered Social Landlord (RSL) who deliver a variety of support for women, men, and children, who have experienced Domestic Abuse. Their dedicated teams offer refuge, deliver housing support services, and provide the Independent Domestic Violence Advisory (IDVA) service across the Mid-Wales and West region.
To find out more visit: https://hafancymru.co.uk/
They provide a range of support to women, men, children & young people who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse. They help people survive and thrive after domestic abuse, by building confidence, encouraging independence, and enabling people to move forward and develop healthy respectful relationships. They have offices in the North and South of the county and work with people living in our refuges or living in the community in Ceredigion.
Their helpline can be accessed 24/7/365 on 01970 625 585 or 01239 615 385. Referrals for refuge are best done through the helpline. Referrals for support can go through their helplines or via their offices on 01970 612 225 or 01236 615 700. They also take referrals over emails via email@example.com
Calan Domestic Violence and Abuse Services is a domestic abuse charity covering Swansea Bay, Carmarthenshire, and Powys.
Calan’s service model ranges from core domestic violence services for female victims including refuge, support in the community and crisis drop-in services, support for children and young people exposed to DA. They also deliver a range of prevention and intervention programmes and have evolved our services to become more inclusive.
- The Compass Programme – for male victims
- The Myriad Programme – for LGBTQ+ victims
- Own My Life – for female victims
- Lotus Programme – for victims of sexual violence
- Inspiring Families for whole families where DA is a known component
- And specialist services for children and young people.
To find out more about Calan’s services, visit: www.calandvs.org.uk or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Montgomeryshire Family Crisis Centre (MFCC) has been the specialist Domestic Abuse support service for North Powys for over 40 years.
- Refuge provision, 4 properties 1 of which is for men and children, 1
- Adult Outreach Team offer bespoke support on a 1:1 basis which includes: crisis intervention, risk assessing, safety-planning. The team also deliver the Inspiring Families Programme.
- Adult Group Programmes & Training, the team deliver a range of programmes which aim to support the development of positive lifestyle coping strategies for service users, stop self-blaming and regain ownership of their lives. They also provide awareness raising sessions.
- Children & Young People Outreach Team (CYP), the team support young people who are experiencing or have been affected by domestic abuse, either within their family or in their own relationship. The 1:1 meetings usually take place in the young person’s educational setting and provision includes risk assessing, safety planning and therapeutic play with time to talk, Emotional Freedom Technique. The team also run group programmes.
For queries or referrals please contact: 01686 629114 email@example.com
Carmarthen Domestic Abuse Services specialises in providing support to women and children experiencing domestic abuse across Carmarthen.
It is a charity run by women for women since 1978, providing a range of refuge and community services including:
- Stepping stone: providing a safe space for women and children escaping domestic abuse
- Back to Me well-being programme: supporting women to rebuild their lives after domestic abuse.
- Help for children and young people: support and intervention in activities, 1:1 sessions or group programmes.
Go to carmdas.org for more information.
Threshold DAS is an organisation committed to the elimination of violence and abuse of women, men, children and young people.
Their services can be accessed at Threshold (threshold-das.org.uk), but below are a few examples:
- Choices Programme – a 33 week course for perpetrators who engage in domestically abusive behaviours.
- Reflecting on Relationships programme – 8 sessions for stalking perpetrators who are not considered to have high risk or complex needs.
- Early Intervention Programme – offering support to women, men and their children.
Dewis Choice is a Welsh Initiative based at the Centre for Age, Gender and Social Justice at Aberystwyth University.
Established in 2015, the Initiative uniquely combines a co-produced service with longitudinal research exploring domestic abuse in later life.
Dewis Choice is ranked 4* (world leading) as an impact case study for the Research Excellence Framework 2022 and a case exemplar for the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales. Dewis Choice has produced a range of resources including practitioner guidance, short films, podcasts and research publications. To find out more visit: https://dewischoice.org.uk/archive-news/transforming-the-response-to-domestic-abuse/
Reflecting on Relationships is an intervention programme designed to help individuals who have engaged in stalking related behaviour.
It is an eight-twelve session programme delivered on an individual basis.
A behavioural approach is adopted, using functional assessment to explore the function of an individual’s stalking related behaviour. Throughout the intervention, the individual is encouraged to reflect on their previous relationships, boundaries, and their attachment style. They are then supported to consider ways that they can meet the same function in healthier ways, and by adopting new ways of behaving. A Positive Psychology approach to developing well-being and good habits provides the basis for this programme. The charity Threshold deliver this intervention to most people who are referred to the intervention. However, FPC UK Ltd also deliver the intervention to complex cases who require psychological input.
Referrals for the intervention are made via Elinor Spiers-Morgan at DPP: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Pathways offers crisis support, advocacy, wellbeing and counselling services to everybody in the community affected by sexual violence, whether recent or historical.
- Crisis and Advocacy – Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) are available 24/7/365 and offer crisis support and ISVA support.
- Counselling and wellbeing – we offer 1:1 specialist counselling and wellbeing services for adults and children and group psychoeducational courses.
- Training – we offer expert professional training on sexual violence, vicarious trauma, trauma informed practice, safeguarding related subjects.
For more information visit: https://www.newpathways.org.uk/
BAWSO are the leading provider of services for black and minoritized individuals and communities in Wales.
They provide floating support; refuges and safehouses; outreach community-based services; community advocacy; women’s empowerment; IRIS; modern day slavery and trafficking services; RISE; prevention services.
If anybody needs help, they can call the helpline: 0800 731817 or email@example.com
Naila Amjad is a BME specialist at BAWSO currently working with Dyfed Powys Police to encourage engagement with our minority communities. Since July, they have supported 26 individuals through the project who had a range of support needs. For a referral form, please contact Naila@bawso.org.uk
Pobl provides a number of services for those affected by domestic abuse.
This includes an IDVA service which provides support to those identified as being at high risk of harm from the abuse they are experiencing and a Floating Support service to those affected by domestic abuse in the Pembrokeshire area.
“Our specialist Floating Support Teams provide one to one support to people accessing these services within their own homes, each person will have their own individual support plan to work towards their own individual goals.”
If you live in Pembrokeshire and you would like to talk to the Pobl team about any form of domestic abuse you are suffering, the contact details are below.
Tel: 01646 698 820
All fire stations in the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service region are safe havens. Any member of the public including children and young people, can go to a fire station if they feel unsafe in any situation.
If crews are out and you need immediate help please ring 999.
NSPCC Helpline’s new Domestic Abuse Practice Advisors support children and families experiencing domestic abuse.
This is a 3- year project to ensure that the helpline can support contacts who have experienced domestic abuse, by equipping their staff with the knowledge and skills to support children and families experiencing domestic abuse.
Information and useful podcasts can be found here - https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/news/2022/january/podcast-nspcc-helplines-domestic-abuse-practice-advisors