Across Derbyshire there are various options for those who have no choice but to leave their homes and move into refuge accommodation as a result of abuse. We support victims of abuse to leave safely, and we offer support to help them move on to more secure, long-term accommodation. Options include shared refuge, single properties, and spaces for both women and men.
The Harmony Project is operated by Crossroads Derbyshire and provides safe accommodation, refuge and intensive support to young women (aged 16-24), and their children, who are homeless as a result of relationship abuse, sexual exploitation and forced marriage. The refuge was the first in the country to focus on supporting this age group, who are the most vulnerable and at risk of serious harm. We deliver meaningful activities and group sessions within the project, aimed at keeping safe, supporting recovery and building resilience and self-esteem.
This video was made last year by one of the young women at the project. It shows the refuge and talks about some of the support on offer.
To access accommodation support in Derbyshire, ring the helpline on 08000 198 668.