If you are affected by domestic violence and need to leave home, our refuges provide safe, secure, emergency accommodation where you can stay with your children if you have them.

In refuge, you will be supported by our women-only team who are there to listen and provide practical and emotional support, and help you to move forward from the abuse.  They can help with things you might be worried about like housing, safety, money, helping you register with the GP, as well as being there to listen if you want to talk.  Most of our refuges have self-contained flats, so you will have your own space.  Our specialist children and family support workers run play sessions for children and can help you to meet your children’s needs like finding a school place.


How to Access Refuge

Call our Helpline on 0808 800 0028 and we will find you a suitable safe place to stay.

If you would like to talk through your options or ask more questions about refuge, please contact our Helpline on 0808 800 0028.


I have a new home, new job and a new life which I am loving. My son is safe and happy.  Thank you for always being there.BSWA User