The Springfield Refuge
The refuge is for single women (we cannot currently accommodate children) aged eighteen and over. The house is warm and welcoming and is within walking distances of shops, doctors’ surgeries and other amenities, in a quiet residential area. A pleasant garden has sitting out areas, plants and shrubs.
There is an excellent level of security within and around the building to make sure that residents and staff can feel safe and confident going about their daily lives.
Springfield contracts with Supporting People Cumbria to provide supported housing for vulnerable women, prioritising those affected by abuse. Most women stay for around six months but it’s possible to stay for longer when needed. We help women move on to their own accommodation and link in with local housing associations, landlords and advice centres to get things moving as soon as possible.
There is always a member of staff on call – we do not use external contractors or a concierge system.
To make a referral to Springfield for accommodation, ring 01539 720313. Non emergency referrals should be made through Cumbria Supporting People Central Access Point 01228 221548 or via www.cumbria.gov.uk/supportingpeople