Run over two properties, this service provides accommodation for both single women and women with children escaping domestic abuse. Upon arrival, refuge staff will assess service users’ individual needs and establish a personalised support plan.

Each service user is assigned a key worker who will provide advocacy and information to help rebuild skills and confidence, while supporting them to build independent living skills and make plans to prepare for resettlement. Refuge staff also run group activities to provide information on areas such as: emotional support, housing, benefits, debt management, health, legal advice and education.

Get support

If you are in immediate danger, please call 999.

The Freephone National Domestic Abuse Helpline, run by Refuge, is available on 0808 2000 247, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The helpline is answered by fully trained female support workers and volunteers who will answer your call in confidence.

Hestia's Refuge Referral Line also helps women and children to find domestic abuse refuge spaces across London and the south east. Call 0808 169 9975 or email us at [email protected], Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.