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Women’s Support

Women accessing our Women’s Support service have a range of choices in how to interact with our service this can be on an ad hoc basis through our Duty service or with an allocated key worker through our localities teams.

The support we provide can fall into the following categories:

  • Risk identification and safety planning
  • Support to look at housing options including, where appropriate, the provision of refuge accommodation
  • Information about the legal process and support to access legal advice
  • Help to rebuild self-esteem and confidence that may have been affected by domestic abuse
  • Support to help women identify the different tactics perpetrators use and how this has impacted on their health and wellbeing
  • Support to develop additional ways of coping with the impact of the abuse they have experienced
  • Support women with their financial wellbeing
  • Support to help rebuild relationships with children and other family members
  • Supporting women to access support from other agencies and services

Duty Opening Hours

0131 315 8110

  • Mon:  10am – 3pm
  • Tue:  10am – 7pm
  • Wed: 10am – 3pm
  • Thu:  10am – 3pm
  • Fri:    10am – 3pm
  • Sat:     10am – 1pm
  • Sun:    Closed

Due to Covid we are working a bit differently just now with the majority of support being provided by phone, email, webchat and text. The services we normally provide normally provide will resume when it is safe to do so.

 

@EdinWomensAid

- 8 days ago

@CHAIedinburgh: Useful legal information for women suffering any kind of abuse. @SWRC_ @shaktiedinburgh @EdinWomensAid https://t.co/4D6ZIR7npL
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@EdinWomensAid

- 14 days ago

@randmhousekpr: Extended deadline for responses to this consultation on funding for violence against women and girls services - now closing on 15th August. Please share. https://t.co/SPbCeo65ry
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@EdinWomensAid

- 15 days ago

@TheBikeStation: 𝗪𝗲’𝗿𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗳𝘂𝗿𝗯𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗯𝗶𝗸𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀 A participant in our 𝗦𝗵𝗶𝗳𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗚𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗺𝗲, referred to us from @EdinWomensAid, provided some lovely feedback recently 💛 https://t.co/mwBk5lvthK https://t.co/Eh3lYne11m
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@EdinWomensAid

- 17 days ago

@WomensAidEML: We are launching Women's Enterprise, which will help us to empower women through promoting female entrepreneurship by providing a much-needed female focused co-working space in Midlothian. Check out our women’s enterprise page on https://t.co/JQAsCGkxPX. https://t.co/N1lqmlPQrW
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@EdinWomensAid

- 25 days ago

@StirUni: When we spoke with women’s rights campaigner and #UofStirling honorary graduate, Lydia Okroj, we found out what keeps her going, her thoughts on the incredible gains being made in the area of #DomesticAbuse and what still needs to be done. #StirGrad @scotwomensaid https://t.co/H6lXecfsCH
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