Not all women experiencing domestic violence want to come to a refuge. Our Floating Support Team can give support and advice while you are still living at home.

Floating Support workers will visit you in your own home or in another suitable place in the community. The workers can support you by providing someone to talk to, access to counselling, information about your legal rights, legal protection and safety planning, support at court, access to personal development and educational training, guidance on what other agencies offer, and provide details of an interpreter service.

Our Floating Support Service can provide:

  • Safety planning
  • Accompanying women to solicitors/courts
  • Linking women to other services available
  • General housing advice and in the event of a “move-on” ensure appropriate resettlement services for women and crisis intervention to support sustainability of tenancy
  • Explaining terms and conditions of tenancy agreements
  • Money management and welfare benefits information to include rent issues/arrears, bills/debts and budgeting
  • Advocacy
  • Informing women of the availability of specialist services and helping women to access these services
  • When necessary, contact appropriate services on behalf of women

One to One Support

Some women prefer to see one of our workers for one to one support and advice worker in your local area.

Support Groups and Personal Development Training

Support groups and personal development training provide a time for women to come together to share their experiences of domestic violence and explore new beginnings in a safe and respectful group setting.

The groups can provide an opportunity for you to reduce your sense of feeling alone, increase your understanding of your experiences, and help bring about positive changes in your life.

Our Community Resettlement Service can provide:

  • Ongoing personal development
  • Emotional support on an individual basis or in a group setting
  • Facilitation of programmes e.g. Journey to Freedom, My Life My Choices and You and Me Mum
  • Facilitation of Open College Network (OCN) accredited courses e.g. OCN (level 1) Living and Surviving Domestic Violence, OCN (level 1) Me, Myself and I and OCN (level 1) Steps to De-Stress

Please see attached leaflet for further information:

Courses Leaflet Sep – Dec 2019

Contact Women’s Aid ABCLN on 028 25632136 if you require any further information and support.