I need help
How we can help you
Make an appointment
What you can expect?
Support we offer
If you require regular support and have identified support needs we can allocate you your own key worker who will work with you a one to one basis.
Outreach support will happen at a mutually convenient venue. You will discuss with your support worker the current risks and from this we will work with you to create a support and safety plan.
We have a small number of flats that we can offer to families who need to leave their home due to domestic abuse. If you would like to consider living in a women’s refuge we will complete a risk assessment with you and discuss what it’s
like to live in a refuge.
Group work support:
We offer a range of different group work opportunities throughout the year. Support staff can talk to you about the groups that we are currently offering and how you can access these.
One of the most popular courses that we offer is the Freedom Programme, we can offer this through group work or on a one to one basis as a home study course. This course helps identify some of the most common tactics used by
perpetrators. We run this course as we want to help women make sense of the abuse that has happened to them. We also want to reassure you that the perpetrator is at fault for their behaviour – you are never to blame!
What we can do for your children?
Where are we?
We work across the whole of East Lothian and Midlothian. Our staff are based in either our Dalkeith or Tranent offices or in our refuge accommodation. We only make the address of our refuge accommodation available to families living there. If it is not convenient for you to come to one of our centres please just let us know and we will arrange to meet you at a safe place. We can work in your own home but we will ask you some questions before we do house visits to make sure this is safe for you and our staff. Also if you are a smoker please let us know this beforehand so that we can ensure we match you with a worker who will work in an environment with smoke.
Not wheelchair accessible
10 Carnethy Avenue
Lothian buses: 37, 47
Unit 5 Macmerry Business Park
There are parking spaces available directly outside our building with additional ample street parking nearby. If you require a space to be reserved due to accessibility / disability please contact us in advance and we can arrange this for you.
Access by public transport: Prentice buses 108, 109; East Coast buses 104, 106
Nearest rail station: Prestonpans