Refuge is open to all women either on their own or with children. We operate a no males policy over the age of 16 (or 18 if they’re still in education). We also have an equal oportunities policy. Refuge welcomes women who may be discriminated by society because of their ethnic, religious or cultural background or because of their age, health problems or sexual orientation.
‘You get support – you’re not just dumped and left to get on with it.’
Women and children come to Women’s Aid because they’ve been abused. Therefore, it is essential that everyone including staff are free from any hitting, name calling and shouting. Please remember that you may be asked to leave if you are abusive to anyone at refuge.
‘If I want to spend hours up the shops I can, there’s no-one to stop me. It’s my life now.’
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