UK Says No More Campaign: Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Local Support Available


3SG is proud to support NO MORE Week, which is an annual, international opportunity to come together to raise awareness of domestic abuse and sexual violence, inspiring individuals, organisations, and communities to make change. We've spoken with our local member charities that offer support in this area and have provided their details below.

National Support

NO MORE Week is running from Sunday 7th to Saturday 13th March 2021. On Wednesday 10 March, the campaign is asking all supporters and partners to share the new Safe Spaces social media graphics, to raise awareness of the availability of Safe Spaces in pharmacies for people experiencing domestic abuse.

Download the Safe Spaces social media graphics now

Use the below text when sharing the graphics on social media, to ensure your post includes all the essential details about Safe Spaces:

“Safe Spaces are open in Boots, Superdrug, Morrisons & Well pharmacies & many independent pharmacies across the UK. If you’re experiencing domestic abuse, you can use Safe Spaces to call a helpline, support service or loved one #NoMoreWeek. More info: uksaysnomore.org/safespaces”

The 24hr National Domestic Violence helpline on 08082000247 or helpline@womensaid.org.uk

Domestic Abuse Local Support

Southside

Southside was established as a local independent charity in 1997. Their services reach out to individuals and families all over the Bath and North East Somerset region. For information and signposting for victims of domestic abuse, concerned family/friends and professionals in Bath and North East Somerset, contact the Southside BANES (Information and Navigator) service on 01225 331243.

VOICES

A Bath based charity founded in 2014 by women who have experienced Domestic Abuse. They provide peer support and recovery programmes specifically for women who are experiencing or have experienced Domestic Abuse. What they do includes:

- Raising awareness of the nature and impacts of domestic abuse, and of the needs of survivors and their families

- Community-based recovery and empowerment programmes for women with experience of domestic abuse

- A therapeutic and welcoming space for survivors to meet and support one another

- 1-to-1 advice and counselling

- Bespoke training and consultation, based on survivor insights, to professionals and organisations

To find out about the services they offer visit here.

Julian House - Refuge Accommodation

Julian House is the single point of access for high quality refuge accommodation for survivors of domestic abuse which includes women or men, with or without their children. The accommodation is provided in partnership with B&NES Council and Curo. We have one large refuge and several smaller dispersed properties across Bath and North East Somerset. Find out more.

Rape or Sexual Abuse Local Support

SARSAS (Somerset & Avon Rape & Sexual Abuse Support)

SARSAS are a passionate team of specialists who stand alongside people impacted by sexual violence; listening, believing, and supporting them to reclaim their lives. They campaign and raise awareness to stop it happening to others. If you need support, head to https://www.sarsas.org.uk/

SARSAS have a free, confidential Live Chat service for anyone 13+ who has been affected by rape or sexual abuse. You can get emotional support and information from one of their specially trained volunteers. It’s available Tue and Thu: 12noon - 2pm. For more information, head to their website: https://www.sarsas.org.uk/

Have you seen the Survivor Pathway? (link here) You can find information on specialist sexual violence services across the South West of England.

Sexual violence can be devastating at any age. It’s a myth that older women aren’t affected by rape or sexual abuse. SARSAS are there to listen, believe and support: https://www.sarsas.org.uk/olderwomen/

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