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Our refuge offers safe, secure and welcoming accommodation for women and children escaping Domestic Abuse and is called Llanelli WA Refuge.

Refuge Life

Llanelli refuge is located close to shops and other facilities. All rooms are fully furnished, with bedding and towels provided and we also supply starter packs of toiletries and food to ensure you have the essentials when you arrive in your new temporary home.

Our refuge workers are there to support you and can provide you with information on legal, welfare and housing issues, as well as emotional support and activities for your children.

The location of our refuge is strictly confidential to ensure safety.

Our refuge operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. There are staff present in refuge seven days a week and most evenings.

Before we provide a space in the refuge, we have a telephone conversation with the woman involved to be sure that we can provide the support she needs. If there is no space available in a refuge or if we feel you would not be safe there (if, for example, your partner is from the area) then we will find you a space in another refuge where you will be safe.

As refuge is crisis led accommodation, all the women and children are given a very high level of support. Whilst in the refuge, the women are supported and encouraged to develop independent living skills and build up their self-esteem and confidence.

Each woman’s needs are unique and you will be supported in line with your needs assessment through a support plan using SMART goals. The achievements are monitored regularly and acknowledged. This could involve accompanying you to see solicitors, doctors, probation officers, social workers, advocacy, etc. Trained members of staff will carry out various training including life skills involving budgeting, educational courses, Freedom programme, Recovery Toolkit, healthy eating, menu planning, sexual health plus many more structured and directional activities to help you in self-development and to live independently.

 

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