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PostSubject: North Ayrshire Women’s Aid   Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:12 am


Out of office hours call the National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0800 027 1234

NAWA 01294 602424 (9-4)

Twitter @nawomensaid

from their website
"North Ayrshire Women’s Aid is a unique specialist service which provides the full package of emotional and practical support which is both needed and valued by women and children affected by domestic abuse.

What are the signs of domestic abuse? (see Information section of this site)

We know that making that first step towards getting help can be difficult. We have set up this website so that you can gain a full understanding of what we can offer you, at your own pace, and in your own home.

When you’re ready to get in touch, you can call us on 01294 602424 (9-4). one of our workers will be available to listen, to help you think about your options, and if necessary, arrange somewhere safe for you to stay. Please do not feel embarrassed or ashamed, because you are not alone.

(Outwith office hours call the national helpline on 0800 027 1234).

All our support services are free. If you are working and stay at the refuge you may have to make a contribution to your accommodation costs.

All information you share with us is confidential unless we have any concerns about safety and risk.

What is unique about North Ayrshire Women’s Aid?

NAWA is the only organisation in the area which specialises in the support and protection of women, children and young people affected by domestic abuse.

Everyone has the right to live free from violence, fear, oppression, intimidation and threats.

Everyone has the right to make their own choices and decisions.

Everyone has the right to have contact with their friends and family.

Everyone has the right to be treated with respect.

The responsibility for domestic abuse always rests with the abuser.

It is estimated that 1 in 5 women will experience domestic abuse in a relationship with a man at some time in their lives. 100,000 children and young people in Scotland are currently living with domestic abuse.
Over the last three years North Ayrshire Women’s Aid have received: 36900 requests for information and support, and 524 requests for refuge."

check the link to the website for details of support services offered http://www.nawomensaid.org.uk/
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