New County-wide Domestic Abuse Refuge Services

Following a successful procurement process Adult Care Services are pleased to announce the new contract for Domestic Abuse community and safe accommodation services has been awarded to the organisation Safer Places and will start from 1st October 2017.

Safer Places is an independent charity which provides a comprehensive range of services to men, women and children affected by domestic and sexual abuse living in Essex and Hertfordshire.

Safer Places will work in partnership with St Albans and Hertsmere Women’s Refuge and Welwyn and Hatfield Women’s Refuge to provide Domestic Abuse refuge services across the county.

All services will be accessed through a single phone number, the Gateway on 03301 025811.

This number will be used for support and referrals and is staffed 24/7. All call handlers are qualified professionals, trained to be able to support both victims and members of staff who are directly involved with victims


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