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H4W Domestic Abuse Floating Support Service

Housing for Women offer a BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) Floating Support Service for women living in the London Borough of Merton experiencing Domestic Abuse. We provide support to women experiencing domestic abuse in the last 3 months, with low-medium support needs and that are BAME. The perpetrator can still live in the family home.

Type of Support Offered

The Floating Support service provides person-centred support, specific to the individuals needs.  The Support Worker can meet with the woman in her home or in the community.

  •  Advice on staying safe and secure
  • Identifying support networks and accessing services
  • Managing finances; through budgeting, benefits, skills & employment
  • Accessing legal advice
  • Advice on Housing issues
  • Domestic Violence and Abuse Awareness
  • Emotional Support; accessing counselling or other therapeutic remedies

To access this service please complete the Housing for Women Floating Support Referral Form.

For advice on Domestic Abuse please call Housing for Women’s Referral & Advice Line on 020 8317 8273

Who to contact

Contact Name
Hannah Ofoego
Contact Position
Team Leader Merton
Telephone
020 8317 8273
Website
Housing for Women

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Referral Criteria

  • Have to live in the London borough of Merton
  • Have to be a Black Asian Minority Ethnic client (due to closure of BAME refuge)
  • To be experiencing Domestic Violence and Abuse  (last 6 months)
  • Low/ Medium  support needs
  • Capacity for 3 Women only at present
  • Have to sign up to our Floating Support Agreement
  • Perpetrator can live in the property or have left

To access this service please complete the Housing for Women Floating Support Referral Form.                          

                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last updated: 21/08/2020
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