At Women's aid -RCT we offer a variety of temporary accommodation to support women and children fleeing domestic abuse. Our accommodation includes shared accommodation and self contained units within a shared house.  Allocation to our refuges are based on needs and availability and therefore you will be placed by the team into the most appropriate for you.  

Self contained units

This type of accommodation is suitable for our large families and those with additional support needs. 

Each unit contains;

  • Bedroom area
  • Bathroom
  • Kitchen area
  • Dining / living area

Our team are based at this refuge day, evening and throughout the night.

Shared accommodation

This type of accommodation is suitable for smaller families or women accessing refuge without children. Women tell us that this type of accommodation 'feels more like home' and is 'less isolating'. Women and families are allocated a bedroom that belongs to them throughout their stay however other areas are shared with other residents. These include;

  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Dining /living areas
  • Children's playrooms

Our team are based at this refuge Monday to Friday, between 9am  - 5pm. However support is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week via our on call system and the Live Fear Free helpline.

Shared accommodation - single women

We recognise that accessing refuge alone, without children and being surrounded by families can be stressful. To help reduce this we have mirrored our shared accommodation refuge within our single women refuge. Women are allocated a bedroom that belongs to them throughout their stay however other areas are shared with other residents. These include;

  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Dining /living areas
  • Children's playrooms

Daily support is provided by our team who are based off-site. Support is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week via our on call system and through the Live Fear Free helpline.