Hospital Domestic Abuse Service
Our team operate within The Royal Liverpool Hospital, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and also at the ISIS Centre; our women only safe space in Kirkdale. The service is here to prevent further risk or injury to women experiencing domestic abuse, whether they are receiving treatment for DV related injuries or disclosing the abuse while they are at the hospital for another reason.
We provide a crisis response service that helps women to change their immediate circumstances and break free from domestic abuse. This aspect of the service is provided discreetly by our team who are based at the hospital. We have supported a number of women to bring charges against their abusive ex partners.
We also offer ongoing services for women. We support those we work with to find the services they need, improve their wellbeing and make other life changes to help ensure their future is positive, safe and free from domestic abuse. Our team are experienced in working with women who have practical, personal and emotional difficulties. We offer one to one support including: legal advice, advocacy, guidance through the criminal Justice System, accommodation support, guidance around civil or family matters, substance abuse, benefit and debt management, employment, education, health and wellbeing. We also offer a wide range of group sessions around some of these issues.
These services run slightly differently across the two hospital sites we work in, but their aim remains the same in all locations.
How To Refer:
All referrals to the project must come through the hospital’s own safeguarding team. Contact them to get a referral form.
However, if you’re concerned about someone who is currently in either the Royal Liverpool or Aintree Hospital and would just like advice, feel free to contact us directly.