There are some kinds of domestic abuse that can be based on your orientation or gender identity.
These can include:
LGBT+ people may be manipulated into believing that there is no help available to them because they are LGBT+. They may also be told that abusive behaviours are ‘normal’ in LGBT+ relationships, or that LGBT+ cannot experience domestic abuse. Abuse from family members is sometimes not recognised as abuse and written off as a ‘family dispute’ or having ‘different values’.
LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse might feel that domestic abuse services are not for them or may not understand what has happened to them.
The approach to how we deliver our support is reviewed by survivors who tell us what works and what doesn’t. This ensures we deliver the best possible support to survivors in way that suits their needs.
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Your dedicated support worker will listen to you and help create a safety and support plan and provide external advocacy to get you to where to you need to be to live a life free from abuse.
Your counsellor will work with you on weekly or fortnightly basis (dependent on you needs) this is usually for an hour. They can help you recover from the trauma you have endured.
Our programmes provide a supportive environment which allow you to share and recover from your experiences whilst developing further understanding of your experiences.
Your dedicated Bridge Mentor will work with you at your pace. They are able support you to navigate what can often seem like complex systems to ensure you live in safe home and look forward to a happy future.
Your support worker will help you to develop and build on your skills allowing you to plan for your future in learning, development or employment.