Reducing domestic abuse
“Returning lives through individual support.”
Ashram and Caldmoreaccord provide a range of services for women and children escaping domestic abuse. Services range from secure, comfortable refuges (including one of the largest in the country), to short-term floating support for women who have settled into new tenancies in Birmingham and Walsall.
As part of UKrefugesonline (UKROL), we provide accommodation to women from any part of the country, though priority is given to local women and their children. This includes women with male children up to the age of 16 years. For women and children who come from minority ethnic backgrounds, we offer culturally-sensitive services and communication in a range of other languages.
Individual support is provided to ensure every woman is aware of the options available to her in order to make informed choices and decisions to enhance her future safety, welfare, stability and that of her children. Refuges and floating support services both offer extensive assistance to rebuild people’s lives through methods such as:
- Interpretation and translation
- Welfare benefits
- Parenting skills
- Legal matters
- Education and employment
- Social inclusion
- Emotional support
- Housing and tenancy rights
- Protection from risk
- Children’s activities.
There are many reasons why women need the support of their projects. Most will have suffered from neglect or physical, emotional, or sexual violence, including from the extended family as well as their partners. By providing comprehensive support, advocacy, information, and advice, we empower all women to reassert their cultural identity, self-confidence, self-esteem, motivation, and pride.
All staff at Ashram and Caldmoreaccord’s projects follow a strict confidentiality policy and are fully trained. All Ashram project staff are also fluent in one of the main South Asian languages.
Caldmore provide floating support services to women living in their own homes in the community. We offer drop-in surgeries to those in need of sign posting to access relevant support services.
In partnership with Sure Start, Caldmoreaccord also provide nursery facilities for the children residing at one refuge.
For more information on the options available and how to get support, including which services accept self-referrals, please use the contacts below.
Telephone: 0121 764 3817
Telephone: 01922 721 859
Helpline: 01922 746 574