Bury St Edmunds Womens Aid Centre (the Refuge) was established in 1974 to provide safety and support for women and children experiencing Domestic Abuse.
***CORONA VIRUS UPDATE***
(updated January 2021)
Bury St Edmunds Women’s Aid Centre Helpline 01284 753085
Following the announcement on Monday 4th January 2021 that the country will enter lockdown restrictions effective immediately, we’d like to remind you all that our services, although run a little differently, are still available. Here at Women’s Aid we recognise that the renewed restrictions and guidance around self isolation remain an extremely worrying situation for those experiencing domestic abuse. For some, home is not the safe place it should be and having little to no contact with the outside world can feel very unsafe.
Although the way we run services has changed, we are still available for advice and support. We are still accepting referrals for all services, please click here to download a referral form – Freedom & Outreach Programme Referral
Should any women, children and young people need any advice and support in relation to Domestic Abuse please find useful contact numbers and websites below.
The following helplines can offer telephone advice.
Bury St Edmunds Women’s Aid – 01284 753085
National Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0808 2000 247
The Mix (information and support for those under 25) – 0808 808 4994
If calling is not an option, online support may be safe and can be accessed through the National Women’s Aid website. There is also an instant messaging service, which is available between the hours of 10am and 12pm.
For children and young people there are several websites that may be of use –
In an emergency please call 999
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