To refer a woman to any of our support services below, please complete referral form for Greenwich Borough and email back to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0203 260 7772 for more information.
Support to women experiencing domestic abuse:
Independent Domestic Violence Advocates (IDVA), who provide
- Practical and Emotional Support,
- Criminal Court Attendance,
- Civil Protection Orders,
- Help moving in to a Refuge,
- Help on addressing Debt, Benefits and Housing.
Our IDVAs can also visit community groups or team meetings to provide more information about our services.
Young IDVAs, who provide
- One to one sessions for 13 to 19 year old girls on understanding domestic abuse and
- Give them tools to recognise and avoid abusive relationships in future.
- Practical advice on all areas of legal actions and refuge access.
We have two young IDVAs, one covering Greenwich and one Bexley. Both can speak to young people on healthy relationships. This service is run in partnership with Little Fish Theatre, who provide theatre workshops and follow up group work in schools.
Violence Against Women and Girls IDVA (VAWG), who
- Promotes awareness of abuse such as forced marriage, honour based violence, stalking, sex trafficking and FGM, and how to access support for women and girls experiencing these types of abuse,
- Support with Legal Actions that protect from specific abuse
- Refuge access, including signposting women with no recourse to public funds who experience abuse.
The VAWG IDVA can speak at any local groups about types of abuse and our services.
Counselling run by our partners Deborah Ubee Trust, who provide
- Weekly Motivational and Therapy Group and
- One to one therapeutic counselling for women out of crisis
One stop shop, open every Friday 10-12 at YMCA Thames Gateway, Antelope Road, SE18 5PQ, with a solicitor and IDVA giving advice. Immigration Advice and housing & benefits advice are also available by appointment.
Follow up Support Worker
Providing women’s social group, training links, and back to work support and access to paid work placements for 6 months.
Support to women experiencing sexual abuse:
Independent Sexual Advice Advocate (IDSVA), who can
- Provide support and practical help with police and court as needed.
- Address home safety and safer housing as well as other practical issues. Refer to our Trauma counsellor, who runs a special breathing group for women due to attend court, as well as group and one to one therapy.
- Refer to our Young IDVAs who also addresses issues of sexting and the unhealthy sexual expectations that many young women face from boys in their schools.
Engagement events and classes: (See Training)
Her Centre also runs Basic English classes for women only, good for women with little or no English, a good preparation for more formal English classes and an effective way to meet women and learn about local services for women. See our News and Events page for next classes.
Quarterly open forums on issues that impact on women, open to the public, with speakers, workshops and food. See our News and Events page for next forum.
Feedback to Her Centre:
If you would like to give us your feedback on IDVA team or make a Complaint, please click on the words and this will link you to forms to send in. Please send to email@example.com.