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Live Fear Free Helpline

If you are experiencing domestic abuse or sexual violence, have experienced domestic abuse or sexual violence, or are worried about a friend or relative who is experiencing domestic abuse or sexual violence – then call the Live Fear Free Helpline for free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Live Fear Free Helpline is a bilingual information signposting service, to help and guide people with experience of domestic abuse or sexual violence, who are in need of information or access to support services.

UK Freephone: 0808 80 10 800


Women’s Aid – RCT

Alternatively you can contact Women’s Aid – RCT during office hours on 01443 400791 to seek advice and support. Or drop into our office in Pontypridd to speak to a support worker in a safe and comfortable environment. Women’s Aid – RCT have a number of projects to support the individual needs of you and your family.

For all emergenices please call - 999
All Wales Domestic abuse helpline - 0808 80 10 800
Womens Aid RCT - 01443 400791

Domestic violence typically involves a pattern of physical, sexual and emotional abuse and intimidation which escalates over time.

It can be understood as the misuse of power and exercise of control by one partner, usually a man over a woman, but occasionally by a woman over a man and also occurring amongst same sex couples.

It has profound consequences in the lives of individuals, families and communities. Statistics show that 97% of reported incidences of domestic abuse are perpetrated by men against women.

The Government defines domestic violence as Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality.

This can encompass but is not limited to the following types of abuse: Psychological, Physical, Sexual, Financial & Emotional

Women’s Aid RCT. . .

work closely with the Local Authority, Welsh Women’s Aid, Rhondda Cynon Taf Commissioning Board, The Community Safety Partnership and the many private, statutory and voluntary sector organisations within the county to develop a multi agency approach to service provision.

We provide a gendered understanding of Domestic Violence as a cause and consequence of gender inequality.

We provide women and children affected by domestic abuse or sexual violence with crisis accommodation, support within the community and the provision to develop their  skills and knowledge to move forward in their lives.


Breaking the cycle of violence and abuse.

Core Values

Respect the Individual

It’s important that women’s individual needs and personal experiences are acknowledged respected and provide the starting point for actions.                                                                                                                                                        We promote the health and wellbeing of ourselves and others.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          We are all responsible for our own actions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 We deliver services for women and children with professionalism and empathy. We act in solidarity with women and children who’s rights have been violated

Stand Up with Integrity
We are champions for the rights of women and children, working to create a movement for change.
We are proud of and build on our feminist traditions.
We stand up for what we believe
We do what we say we will do
We are worthy of trust
We have integrity and courage
We act with conviction

Our reputation is important for the work we do with women and children
We are creative and innovative
We will learn from experience and try new things.
We act in solidarity with others to further the cause
We rightfully challenge what gets in the way
We strive to deliver excellence

Be Relevant today ready for tomorrow
We have to evolve to best serve the needs of women and children. The lives of women and children, and the wider environment in which we operate, are dynamic. We deliver what’s needed today, and identify and respond to trends and changes to remain relevant for tomorrow
We are always learning from others, from our past and for the future
We have the right people
We embrace how things can change for the better
We are clear about the strategic priorities and our duty to achieve them.
We work in partnership with others to achieve more.

We are accountable to the movement and have a responsibility to women, children and stakeholders. We act with and on behalf of women and children and exist both to meet their needs now and to secure positive change for the future. We are open to challenge and have a duty to challenge others in order to secure change. We ensure the best use of resources to achieve the goals of WA-RCT.
We take responsibility for our decisions
We are accountable for ourselves and our behaviours
We are transparent in prioritising our efforts and resources
A world where everyone has the right to be treated equally and provided with opportunities and choices to achieve their aspirations.


Our dedicated team provide a combination to one to one support to find and implement solutions and break down barriers that could prevent clients accessing services.


We provide a number of projects that can support you to meet your goals. These projects can provide support, learning and development opportunities in your local community. Please click on the various projects to see which one best suits your individual needs. If you are unsure we are always willing to support you to do this just give us a call and speak to one of our team.

  • Volunteering and Mentoring
    • People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it gives them the opportunity to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. To others it provides the opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. Regardless of what motivates, what unities them all is that they find it both challenging and rewarding. Women’s Aid – RCT provide volunteering opportunities to individuals and student placements. All volunteers with Women’s Aid RCT undertake an intensive recruitment and training programme which is reflected by the Investors in Volunteering Quality Standard we have achieved

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  • The R.I.S.E Project – For children and young people
    • Building Resilience, Intervention, Safety and Education for children and young people

      The team aim to

      provide support to children and young people in refuge accomodation and within the community through one to one support and group session such as The STAR Programme and after school clubs.

      The team work closely with schools, colleges and other organisations to provide Early intervention and Prevention Programmes throughout RCT.

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  • S.A.F.E Project
    • The S.A.F.E Project aims to provide women who have experienced domestic abuse increased access to information and support. Empowering women who have experienced domestic abuse to build social networks, increase confidence allowing them to feel less isolated. The project works closely with The R.I.S.E Project to increase access to child related support and activities for children from families that have experienced domestic abuse.

      The project provides:

      Life skills sessions such as The Freedom Programme, Recovery toolkit, Creative Sessions etc.

      One to one support.



      Some Statistics….

      98% of women who attend the Recovery Tool Kit report that they felt confident in their ability to recognize their automatic negative thoughts and felt able to draw on positive coping strategies to overcome them.

      95% of The Freedom Programme attendees felt confident that they could identify the early warning signs of abusive behaviour in order to break the cycle of embarking on a further abusive relationship.

      96% of women who attend Life Skills sessions report increased feelings of self confidence

      90% felt less isolated and safer upon completion of the project

      86% report increased levels of self esteem

      To get more information on how to access this service please call 01443 400791, Monday – Friday between 9am – 5pm.

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We have a number of services that can support you and your children. Our services can provide you with a safe place to stay or support to stay in your own home. Please click on the services opposite to find out more.

  • Floating support
    • Floating Support is a community based support which is avaliable to women and their children who have or are experiencing domestic abuse. Experience support staff offer specialist domestic abuse and housing related support to...

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  • Refuge
    • WHAT IS A REFUGE? A refuge provides a safe, secure and confidential environment for women and children fleeing domestic abuse. Women and children within refuge are fully supported throughout their stay by experienced and...

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  • Children and Young People in Refuge
    • Children and Young People within Refuge A dedicated team of Children and Young People (CYP) development workers provide support to children and young people under the age of 25 living at our refuges.The aim of this...

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45, Morgan Street,
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