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Refuges and Safehouses

Bawso provides purpose built refuge accommodation for BME women and children fleeing Domestic Abuse and other forms of Violence Against Women:

Bawso currently runs 5 purpose build refuges and 2 safe houses across Wales. The project is funded by the Supported Housing Grant. The specialist refuges take account of cultural, religious and language needs. Our additional refuge service provisions include the following:

  • Provision of prayer / quiet room for the victims to practice their religion / belief
  • Separate kitchen to accommodate various dietary needs ie. Halaal, Kosha, Vegetarian / Vegan. 
  • Addressing safety needs of all service users through collaboration work to safeguard the rights of individual service users
  • Provision of key support worker to work closely with all service users 
  • Support for service users to access counselling services
  • Help to access legal and immigration services
  • Support to address benefit needs / Universal Credit
  • Interpreting services where English is not the first language to all service users with a language barrier
  • Support through the criminal justice system, divorce and assistance with civil injunctions
  • Help with food bank assistance
  • Help to register with a GP
  • Support service users to open accounts with banks
  • Support service users to access local authority, housing association and other related support providers
  • Help service users familiarise themselves with the local environment
  • Support with subsistence allowance / financial support