Our service is free, confidential and non-judgemental.
• We will listen to you and treat you with respect.
• We will believe you and support you to identify the risks to your safety.
• We will provide emotional and practical support.
• We will discuss the options open to you.
• We will work with you to form a plan to keep yourself safe. This is called a Safety Plan
• We will work with you to leave an abusive relationship safely (if that is what you decide to do).
This is called a Safety Leaving Plan.
• We will help you access safe emergency accommodation (Refuge).
• We will support you to access your rights & entitlements (Social Welfare payments, Legal Aid, etc.)
• We will accompany you to a number of places (including Court Hearings).
• We will support the choices you make.
Other Services We Offer
• Outreach – For woman without transport or unable to come to Longford Women’s Link.
• 1:1 meetings – 1 of our Domestic Violence Specialists meet with women to provide emotional support, safety planning, discuss options open to them plus help them understand domestic violence.
• Accompaniment – we can accompany women to places such as Intreo, Solicitors or Child Protection Services.
• Court Accompaniment – we can support you whilst you attend court hearings, help explain a Judge’s decision and also help you fill out Domestic Violence Order applications if you cannot afford Legal Aid.
• Helpline – The helpline is for anyone looking for help or information about domestic violence/abuse.
• Advocacy – We work actively to help and support women to access their rights and entitlements.
• Counselling – We can link women in with Counsellors experienced in dealing with the impact of domestic violence.
For greater detail about what our service can offer plus frequently asked questions, please read our leaflet s ‘Be Free From Domestic Violence’ & ‘Court Accompaniment- what we can do for you’ in PDF format.
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