Domestic Abuse Support
Who are they?
My CWA are formerly known as Cheshire Without Abuse. They're a Cheshire-based charity supporting families affected by domestic abuse.
For more than 40 years, they’ve been working mainly with families in Cheshire East.
They cover Poynton and Wilmslow in the North, Macclesfield and Congleton in the centre and Crewe and Nantwich in the South – as well as their surrounding villages offering a whole family service.
Who they help?
Domestic abuse can affect women and men of all ages and economic backgrounds. It can affect people from different cultures and traditionst . It can also happen in any type of relationship – gay, straight, married or not, with or without children.
It can also affect wider families and friends. Our whole family service is designed to help everyone affected by domestic abuse.
How they help?
They're trained to recognise the signs and symptoms of domestic abuse. They will assess the needs of your family members and help you respond to practical issues involving things like housing, legal aid and finances.
They can provide temporary, safe crisis accommodation for those in immediate danger who need to urgently escape from domestic abuse.
They run the Lily Jones Support Centre, where families can access drop-in advice, legal clinics and a range of support groups and recovery programmes.
They also offer counselling and specialist children’s support programmes.
For more information about the services My CWA can offer you or if you would like to make a referral you can either email email@example.com or alternatively click the link: https://www.mycwa.org.uk.
CEDAH is a 24 hour point of contact for anyone experiencing domestic abuse or anyone concerned for others.
CEDAH provides information, a helpline and onward referral for any family member - adults who are harmed and those who are hurting others as well as children and young people. People are assessed according to risk and need and the right combination of services put in place for the whole family.
This is a central telephone, text and email service covering the whole of Cheshire East. People who want or need help are referred to Council or commissioned services in the community.
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For more information about the services CEDAH can offer you or if you would like to make a referral you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively click the link below.
Domestic Abuse Support Information - USEFUL SITES AND APPS
Bright Sky - Bright Sky is a free to download mobile app, launched in partnership with the Vodafone Foundation, providing support and information to anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they know. Download from your app store.
Women's Aid's online chat service: open from 10am-12pm Monday-Friday.
Chayn provides online tools, information, courses and support for people experiencing abuse, all free to access. Their Soul Medicine courses provide bitesized support, delivered in disguised emails at a time that you choose. They are also launching a secure Telegram channel to provide particular support during this time.