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Services we offer

To refer a woman to any of our support services below, please complete referral form for Greenwich Borough and email back to info@hercentre.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 into a Refuge,
  • Referrals to Counselling, Debt, Benefits and Housing Advice.

 

Our IDVAs can also visit community groups or team meetings to provide more information about our services.

 

New Leaf Young person's service, (Flyer)

Our young persons service includes a Young IDVA, who provides

  • 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 a young IDVA, covering Greenwich Borough who 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.

 

One stop shop, providing drop in advice on domestic abuse and family law, open every Friday 10 - 12 at YMCA Thames Gateway, Antelope Road, SE18 5QG, with a solicitor and IDVA giving advice. Immigration Advice and housing & benefits advice are also available by appointment.

 

Housing IDVA

Based in Greenwich council housing, the Housing IDVA provides,

  • Access to refuge spaces or temporary housing
  • Advice and support on civil protection orders
  • Referrals to sanctuary scheme to make home safe
  • Referrals to ongoing support

 

Children's IDVA

This post works with referrals from Children's Social Services to ensure that children stay safe and have their voice heard.

 

Outreach and Development Coordinator

Providing women's social group, training courses including basic English and IT, 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. 
  • Provide a motivational support group for women particularly when waiting for court dates
  • Refer to counselling, for 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.

 

Regular 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. Please send the completed forms to stacy@hercentre.org.

 

 

 

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