For women who are experiencing or have survived partner violence or other forms of abuse
Everyone who receives support from Women’s Safety and Support Service will be treated with respect, dignity and sensitivity.
Living with domestic abuse affects women differently but for many women there are some common feelings
Often confidence and self-esteem are affected and as a result of coping with abuse and a constant threat of or actual violence other difficulties can develop such as anxiety or depression or substance misuse. You may have criminal offences resulting from the abuse you have experienced or be handling other difficulties such as homelessness.
Women’s support workers have skills in supporting women with the range of difficulties that you may be experiencing as a result of domestic abuse. We will listen to you to help you identify your specific needs and give guidance on what support is available to you.
The process of recovery from domestic abuse is a journey that can take some time and is not always easy. But as you start to feel safer and more in control of your life you will regain the power to make decisions that are right for you.
Abuse can be physical but it can also take other forms. It can be perpetrated by partners but also other men. For example:
Domestic abuse/violence is not caused by alcohol, bad childhood experiences or an inability to manage anger. It is about control and the abuse of power and is never your fault.
You can refer yourself or ask any worker you have contact with to refer on your behalf. We would then contact you to offer you an appointment to meet. This appointment is informal and an opportunity to talk about any difficulties you are experiencing following domestic abuse. We will help you to plan the immediate and, if required, longer-term support you need.
The Women’s Safety and Support Service aims to increase the safety and support recovery for women and children who are or have experienced domestic abuse.
|CARA (Challenging and Responding to Abuse)
|01389 738 595
|Clydebank Women’s Aid
|0141 952 8118
|Dumbarton District Women’s Aid
|0800 197 1004
|01389 823 000
|0141 532 3300
|01389 822 000
|Police (Domestic Abuse Unit)
|0141 532 3325
|0141 552 3200
|Scottish Domestic Abuse Helpline
|0800 027 1234
|Social Work (24hr)
|0800 811 505
For further information please contact us.