Safer Places is an independent charity which provides a comprehensive range of services to adults and children affected by domestic and sexual abuse who live in west Essex, mid Essex, east Hertfordshire and Southend.
Domestic abuse and social isolation rob people of their confidence, self esteem and their hope for the future. We comprehensively work with the survivors of domestic abuse, to help them recover, to empower them, to rebuild their lives and to go on and achieve for themselves things they might once have thought of as impossible.
The people who use our services are at the heart of our organisation and we aim to work closely with them to enable them to overcome the impact of their experience and to build a brighter and safe future for themselves and their children.
We provide support to people living in their own homes or in one of our refuges. We also offer legal advice, specialist programmes for people who have experienced Domestic Abuse, counselling, individual and group support, support with accessing housing and benefits and a wide range of activities for adults and young people. We also offer excellent training and employability within a safe and nurturing environment where learners can develop new skills, gain qualifications and get the support and help they need to be able to go on to further education or employment.
We are passionate about diversity and equality and will do all that we can to ensure that everyone who needs our services can use them. We offer services to women and to men. We have LGBT trained staff. We will arrange interpreters for people who do not speak English well, have staff who speak a range of languages and who can sign, we can accommodate people who have disabilities who require ongoing care.