Community and Outreach Support

We offer community based provision to women who are experiencing domestic abuse and who have left their abuser or want support to transition away from abuse.

Our aim is to encourage, enable and empower, as we believe, that given the right resources, everyone has the strength and capability to achieve, no matter how hard their circumstances

Our highly trained, professional and knowledgeable team can provide practical and emotional support including:

– Safety planning for you and your family

– Housing support and advice

– Support with money and benefits

– Advocacy

– Help with child contact

– Legal advice and court support

– Emotional and therapeutic support

We also offer a free weekly Coffee Morning, for women who have been impacted by domestic abuse, every Monday between 10.00am – 12.30pm

Coffee mornings are a chance for anyone affected by domestic abuse to share their experiences and are an opportunity to seek advice and speak to others who understand.

Coffee mornings are free for anyone who has been affected by domestic abuse and include fun activities that promote positive well-being.

If you are experiencing domestic abuse call us for confidential advice and support on 01639 894864.

If you are a professional wishing to refer into our services please contact or call 01639 894 864 asking for the Community and Outreach Team.

Always call 999 in an emergency.

Case Study

Thrive was contacted by a local Health Visitor to support a young woman (Emma*) through a crown court trial. Emma suffers from high levels of anxiety which was impacting her ability to access social and educational groups, causing isolation and despair. The outcome of the Crown Court trial was not as expected and this exacerbated her mental health issues.

We continued to support Emma after the court hearing and referred her to the Freedom Programme, however her mental health was so severe she could not cope with the setting and disengaged with the service.

Over the following weeks Emma was supported with her emotional well-being, her accommodation, budgeting and finance concerns as well as support to access community services. This raised her mental health and her confidence is growing to the extent she has now completed the Freedom Programme.

Accessing counselling enabled Emma to talk through her anxieties with a trained counsellor and because of this support she engaged with the community outreach service to create an individual support plan.

“I am really enjoying the course and cannot wait for each week, I feel so much better in myself and think more positively. I feel as though I am being listened to and believed for the first time!” – Emma

*Names have been changed to protect the identities of the people we support