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A Safe Space in practice

One of VOICES' Trustees gives their personal view of what safe spaces can provide for people recovering from domestic abuse

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A Safe Space in practice

One of VOICES' Trustees gives their personal view of what safe spaces can provide for people recovering from domestic abuse

My understanding of a safe space is one in which a person not only feels physical and emotionally safe, but one in which they can recover and grow. It needs to be a place of warmth, shelter, nourishment and compassion. No two people will have exactly the same requirements to feel safe, so the space has to be flexible enough to meet individual needs. The space needs to be one in which the individual can feel secure enough to explore who they are, what their needs and desires are; to challenge their own internal monologues and to realise their full potential

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This service has saved my mental health and has provided a safe service whilst helping with coping mechanisms for the future.

- Lena

Latest news

VOICES closing on 19 September

VOICES will be closed for one day on the Bank Holiday, Monday 19th September, as the whole country says farewell to our Queen, Elizabeth II. RIP. Please remember the National Domestic abuse 24 hours helpline (0808 2000247)  and emergency services (999)  are still available for anyone who feels in danger of immediate harm. VOICES will be reopening services…

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VOICES Summer Break

Voices will be closed for our Summer Break from 15 August for 2 weeks. We reopen on Tuesday 30th August.

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Job vacancy: Executive Officer p/t

Could you help us grow and develop VOICES? We have an exciting opportunity for a part-time Executive Officer to help develop our independent domestic abuse charity with Lived Experience at its heart, working with the CEO and team at our Safe Space centre based in Bath. Deadline: 31 August 2022. Downloadable info below.