Refuge and Safe HousesOTHER SERVICES
You First support people to access crisis accommodation and we have approximately 90 rooms in 13 houses.
Everyone who needs this service gets a warm welcome at all our refuges and safe houses. Some of these refuges offer self-contained flats and others have bedsit style rooms with some type of communal shared facilities such as equipped kitchens, laundry and TV rooms – all have either a children’s room or play space and garden area.
We believe that it is important for wellbeing and empowerment that refuge and safe house accommodation is short-term and temporary whilst more permanent solutions are being sourced.
Within the refuge You First have a team of workers who are there to offer emotional and practical support – children are offered support via the children workers. When a person comes to a refuge they are matched with a key worker and together they discuss concerns, co-produce support plans focussed on;
- Goals and aspirations
- Risk assessments and safety planning
- Maximising income
- Increasing confidence
- Sourcing alternative housing
- Securing legal options to return home
- Supporting to maintain your licence within refuge
- Introduction to the community
- Identifying any other support requirements and linking with other agencies
For further information please contact:
You First Hampshire Integrated Stalking, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Service
Telephone: 0800 916 9878
You First Dorset Integrated Stalking, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Service
Telephone: 0800 032 5204