We established a community service with funding from the Department for Communities and Local Government in 2015 to offer a range of support to people – women and men – in the South Lakeland area who have been affected by domestic abuse. People can ring us directly (including friends and family) and agencies can also refer to us. Using a conveniently situated local base, we run a variety of groups for people to choose from, or they can have counselling with one of our highly experienced team of counsellors, or one-to-one support on the practical and emotional issues that arise from living with abuse. We can help with transport costs if you live at a distance and struggle with petrol costs or bus fares.
Our groups look at different topics such as keeping safe in relationships (incorporating online safety), assertiveness and communication and more practical things such as dealing with money, debt and time management. We are also looking to provide taster activities such as yoga, pilates, meditation and mindfulness. The staff and volunteers in the community service are warm and friendly.
Contact the Community Service team on: 01539 726 171