Where: Ashfield, Broxtowe, Gedling and Rushcliffe
Our service is for any woman aged 18 years and over who is experiencing domestic violence or abuse now or in the past.
Our team of trained female support workers provide different types of support depending on your needs. No matter what these are, we will believe what you tell us and respect your decisions. We will help you make the choices that are right for you and your children. All women and children have the right to live their lives free from domestic violence and abuse.
One to One Support
A named support worker will meet with you regularly. Sessions will be tailored around what you want and need and we can cover topics such as how to stay safe, your options and choices, children and child contact, going to court, accommodation, welfare benefits, managing your money, your emotional and physical health, immigration, education, training and employment. We can also help you to access other services. Generally the support will be for up to 12 weeks. Occasionally, it can be for longer.
Healthy Relationship Programme
Our 8-10 week Freedom Programme gives you the opportunity to meet with a small group of women in a similar situation to explore what makes a healthy relationship, how to spot the signs of controlling or abusive behaviour, and can help you feel more confident. Find out more about our Freedom Programmes.
Whether you need one-off information and advice or ongoing support, we run regular drop in sessions at community based venues in each district, where you can talk to a support worker about your situation and needs. You don’t need an appointment to come along. Get in touch with us on 0115 822 1760 or email Indigo@wais.org.uk to find out about locations and times.
For more information or to make a referral
If after reading this, you would like our support, or you just want some more information, please contact our Duty Desk which is open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
What women have said about our services
“WAIS helped me to understand domestic violence and encouraged and motivated me to be strong”
“Women’s Aid have been supportive, listened and guided me. My Support Worker helped me so much at Court”
“I was elated that such an agency existed for women under abusive relationships. They were so supportive”
“I really felt that I was being listened to”