Providing a safe place to breathe, to think

At Stonewater our vision is for everyone to have the opportunity to have a place that they can call home: their sanctuary.

We are committed to providing accommodation and housing support for people experiencing domestic abuse so they can have a safe place to stay and receive specialist support.

Accredited by DAHA (Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance), Stonewater has a long history in delivering specialist domestic abuse services and actively champion initiatives to support those experiencing domestic abuse.

We provide safe spaces for those experiencing domestic abuse, and give them accommodation and access to services that help them take their next steps. Hear directly from some of our specialist support colleagues who work at three of our refuges that are dedicated to some of the most vulnerable people in today’s society:

A safe place for all

One in four women and one in six men will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime. Anyone can be affected, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexuality or background.

Stonewater’s dedicated and experienced team are on hand to listen, understand and provide support. Home is supposed to be a safe place for everyone. But for those affected by domestic abuse, it can be a place of danger and fear. At Stonewater, we believe everyone should have a safe place that they can still call home. A place where they are supported and can make the best decisions to help them move forward.

Specialist provision

We have specialist provision through our Safe Space and South Asian Women’s Refuge currently available for members of the LGBTQ+ and Asian communities. Stonewater also runs specialist refuges for women and children with complex, multiple needs.

Our safe spaces

Our Safe Spaces are available to everyone. People living with domestic abuse do not need an existing local connection to access Stonewater’s Safe Spaces or refuges, and do not need to be a Stonewater customer already.

Stonewater can:

  • Provide a safe space, away from domestic abuse 
  • Support with safety planning
  • Refer to other specialist services which can minimise the risk to survivors and their families
  • Ensure access to independent professional translators as needed
  • Provide resettlement support as well as practical advice with housing options
  •  Signpost to partner agencies who can give advice on legal matters, immigration and financial matters
  • Refer to counsellors and therapeutic whole family support
  • Access perpetrator management programmes

Download our brochure to find out more about our domestic abuse support services for our customers, and range of short-term housing, accommodation and support for anyone experiencing domestic abuse.

You can also find out more about our individual services here.

Make a referral

To make a referral to us, please contact our specialist team on 01793 602170 or email us