Bexley Women's Aid P.O. Box 25 Bexleyheath Kent DA7 4BS helpline@bexleywomensaid.org.uk 0208 301 1536

Women’s Outreach

BWA’s Women’s Outreach Services

Bexley Women’s Aid’s Outreach Workers provide one-to-one support to women facing abuse in the community. Some women may be living with their abuser, while other women may have left their abuser but still need support. Leaving an abusive relationship is a process, and our Outreach Workers provide emotional and practical support in all aspects of their lives; including risk assessment, safety planning, housing support, reducing isolation and financial empowerment. BWA supports women to support their children.

All women who experience or have recently experienced domestic abuse and other forms of gender-based violence can access our outreach service. Our Outreach Workers create tailor made support plans to suit the needs of any victim of abuse.

BWA’s Outreach Workers can offer support and guidance around: first disclosures, preparing to leave, safety planning, child contact, the criminal justice system, rebuilding family or friend relationships, referrals and signposting to local specialist services or helping you cope with the emotional effect of abuse.

This one-to-on support is can be provided face-to-face, over the telephone, on our Helpline, in groups, or at our One Stop Shop or legal clinic. All of this support helps women develop practical strategies to keep themselves and their children safe.

 

We will support you…

You can access our free and confidential outreach service’s if you are currently experiencing domestic abuse or have previously experienced it in the past and are still living with the effects of it. BWA provides support to all victims and survivors of domestic abuse living in the Bexley borough. BWA outreach service’s supports women, children and young people, women from minority ethnic communities, women in lesbian, gay or heterosexual relationships, and some services support male victims of domestic abuse.

 

If you would like an Outreach Worker, please contact 0208 301 1536 or email helpline@bexleywomensaid.org.uk.

All referrals sent emailed must be sent securely via Egress due to data protection.

One Stop Shop at:

  • Citizen’s Advice Bureau, 42 Pier Road, Erith DA8 1TA, every Monday from 1pm – 4pm.

Bexley Women’s Aid’s One Stop Shop services include Domestic Abuse Support, Legal Advice, Police, Housing Support, C.A.B, all under one roof.

This free, immediate and confidential service is for anyone suffering from domestic abuse who feels that they could benefit from any help or advice.

Legal Service:
  • Erith Baptist Church Hall, Queen Street, Erith DA8 1LB
  • Every 2nd Thursday of the month
  • From 10am-12pm.

There is no need to book you can just turn up for free and confidential advice at our drop-in Legal Service.

Every second Thursday BWA will also provide a free and confidential legal clinic. This by appointment only legal clinic offers pro-bono immigration advice. This service is offered to women experiencing domestic abuse that also have issues with their immigration status (such as refugees, asylum seekers, EEA nationals, NRPF or other migrant women). These sessions are for 30 minutes and then hopefully the solicitor can book further sessions to support you.

For more information and to book onto this legal service, please contact 0208 301 1536.

 

BWA’s Outreach Workers will provide both practical and emotional support for women experiencing domestic and family violence. You do not need to leave the perpetrator to access support.

For information on our Community Outreach, please contact 0208 301 1536 or email helpline@bexleywomensaid.org.uk.

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