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Who We Are

Springfield is a long established independent charitable organisation, committed to challenging domestic abuse in the South Lakeland District. The Springfield Trustees’, is chaired by Anne Russell.

We do not judge you for the choices you have made, nor do we discriminate against anyone. Our values are about making a difference for each woman at the refuge and for everyone who needs our services.

Staff at Springfield are trained in all aspects of the support needed, including understanding mental health, drug and alcohol issues, the dynamics and effects of domestic abuse, suicide prevention, the benefits system, assessing and managing risk, and support planning.

We can provide training and awareness-raising for your business or organisation, tailored to your needs. Sessions can look at the dynamics of domestic abuse and how you can be more effective in helping your service users or staff. There may be a small charge to cover our expenses and staff time.

Ring 01539 720313 or email to discuss.


Kay says “I’ve been a women’s support worker here for more than two years, and I love my job. It’s a well established team here. You wouldn’t think it, but we have a lot of fun at Springfield. It’s lovely to see people turn their lives around and it gives me a real buzz when someone comes in very shy and lacking in confidence, and then you see them blossom, making friends and having a giggle for the first time for ages!

“We have lots of training provided to make sure we do the best job we can, and we have regular supervision to support the staff too. I can’t imagine working anywhere else that would give me the job satisfaction I get here.”