No Woman Turned Away

No Woman Turned Away

Supporting women and their children fleeing domestic abuse, who face barriers when trying to access a safe refuge. 

It provides dedicated support and telephone advocacy to women experiencing domestic abuse who face barriers in accessing a refuge space or safe accommodation.  

A team of specialist domestic abuse practitioners responds to referrals from VAWG organisations and offer personalised support to survivors of domestic abuse in their search for a safe space to live.  This includes refuge searches and liaising with other professionals. This is not a crisis service. This referral must be made by a specialist VAWG organisation – please do not share this form with any other organisation. Referrals from statutory services will not be accepted.

Please check that the client meets at least one of the following criteria before making the referral:

  • Women with drug or alcohol dependency support needs
  • Women with mental health support needs
  • Women who have been evicted previously from a refuge
  • Women with no recourse to public funds
  • Women with a history of violence or arson, or a conviction
  • Women with language or cultural barriers
  • Disabled women or women with disabled children 
  • Women with male children over 14 years’ old
  • Women with large families
  • Women from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities
  • Women who are unable to seek spaces beyond a limited geographical area (for example, because of ongoing health treatment, children in special schools etc.)
  • Women facing another sort of barrier and who, in your professional opinion, would benefit from specialist casework to find a space.

To make a referral into the No Woman Turned Away Project, please ensure that you have read the eligibility criteria above and use this form:

The No Woman Turned Away (NWTA) project has been funded by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) since January 2016.

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