How we can help you

We provide peer support and recovery programmes for those who have experienced domestic abuse and are ready to begin a process of recovery.

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How we can help you

We provide peer support and recovery programmes for those who have experienced domestic abuse and are ready to begin a process of recovery.

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First steps

We recognise that everyone’s needs will be different and we are committed to figuring out what that means for you, together

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What is domestic abuse?

Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality.

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Recovery programmes

We work in dialogue together, as women, to explore the nature and experience of domestic abuse and enable self compassion and recovery.

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Social and support group

Peer Support sessions delivered by VOICES staff in partnership with survivors of domestic abuse, for women who have experienced domestic abuse.

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Tackling isolation

We know that living with domestic abuse as an adult or child is an incredibly isolating experience. You may feel cut off from family, good friends, work/school and social contacts. Feelings of shame, anxiety and confusion can make it difficult to tell people ‘where we’re at’, ‘what’s going on’ or ‘how we got here’. Feeling isolated and alone can affect our health and mental health. The good news is that we can rebuild connections and with them, our wellbeing and confidence too!

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Advocacy and guidance

We’re affected in so many different ways when we have been in an abusive relationship. That is why VOICES provides individual recovery support tailored to your needs.

We can provide information & guidance to help you make choices and regain some control over your situation, and advocacy to help your voice be heard by other services.

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For professionals

If you are a professional working with people you believe to be at risk from domestic abuse, coercive control or post separation abuse, we can help you to make a referral or guide you to more suitable options if needed.

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Safety planning

Abuse is not your fault. The only person responsible is the perpetrator. If you feel you or your family are unsafe there are steps you can take to minimise your risk

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We can support you now

If you are ready to have a conversation with us, leave a safe number for us to call and a time that suits you either on our answer machine or via email.

No commitments, no record without your consent. Just a conversation.

01225 420249

info@voicescharity.org

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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.