Alisha moved into SWA refuge after fleeing many years of physical, sexual and emotional abuse; and suffers from quite severe anxiety as a result. Staff had some concerns about her mental well-being as she initially minimised the effects of the domestic abuse on her mental health.
Alisha engaged really well with staff and gradually began to open up about the level of abuse she experienced over many years; and recognised the negative effects it had on her self-esteem. Alisha completed The Little Books Course; registered for the Spectrum programme at the Women’s Centre and has reported a positive outcome in terms of Alisha feeling some improvement in her mental well-being. Alisha has recently been offered a property in another local authority, which she is delighted with. However, she was becoming anxious about securing an appropriate school place for her 7 year old Son. Staff contacted the relevant authority and was able to secure a place at a school of Alisha’s choice for her Son. Alisha is due to move out of Refuge soon and is looking forward to making a fresh start in a new home with her Son.
If you are looking for Refuge accommodation you can telephone our main office on:
0161 477 4294
Lines are staffed Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am - 4:30pm there is an answerphone outside of these hours.
If we are unable to answer your call, or you need support outside of these hours, you should contact the national domestic abuse helpline on: 0808 2000 247
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org