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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

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VOICES Spring break

Voices will be closed in the first week of the school holidays, from 11th – 17th April 2022. We will reopen on 18th April 2022 but there will be no groups running during the second week of the holidays.

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Family Justice report launched at the Old Bailey

A report on domestic abuse survivors’ experiences of family lawyers and the need for trauma expertise in the family justice system, produced by SafeLives and based on survivor consultation work by VOICES was launched at the Old Bailey on 30 March 2022.

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HRH the Duchess of Cornwall visits VOICES

HRH Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall visited VOICES as the Patron of St John’s Foundation in Bath on 8 February 2022, to meet our charity’s founders, staff and trustee team and discuss the value of long-term and recovery support with women we have worked with.