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Perthshire Women’s Aid

Last updated: 18th July 2024

Type of service:

Voluntary

Need supported:

  • Accommodation / Homelessness
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Women
  • Young People

Aim/Purpose:

To provide a platform for a society in which women, children and young people are full and equal participants and live free of the threat of domestic abuse and other forms of violence. To provide practical and emotional support to women, children and young people. Support around safety planning to reduce potential further harm. Risk assessing to identify the risk of harm, support and and signposting in areas around finances, legal rights, housing, refuge or benefits; The aim is to improve the safety of Women, Children and young People, improved mental health, wellbeing; improved self-esteem and confidence and improved social networks within communities.

Suitability criteria:

  • All genders
  • All ages

Assessment/referral process:

  • Any agency, Self-referral

Women, children, and young people who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse. Support can be accessed on a self-referral basis or via referral from an agency. Referrals can be made through: Support Line – 01738 6389043 (Mon-Frid 10am – 2pm) Email – Referrals@perthwomensaid.org.uk Drop in – Royal British House, Leonard Street

Further Information:

Perthshire Women’ Aid is a charity supporting women, children and young people who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse, operating throughout Perthshire. They provide confidential support, information and access to temporary accommodation. Support is provided in a non-judgmental, friendly, kind way whether you are still in a relationship or experiencing difficulties now the relationship has ended. Support is provided either face to face at premises, over the phone, or by arranging a confidential visit at a place of choice. The following services are offered: Women’ Support Service (including refuge accommodation) Children and Young People’ Support Services Domestic Abuse Advocacy Service , Own my Life an educational programme on the impacts of Domestic Abuse Counselling Service and the CEDAR (Children Experience Domestic Abuse Recovery)Project.