The Elm Foundation is a specialist and experienced provider of Domestic Abuse services. We were established in 1985 when we opened our first refuge. We are a local charity, which offers a range of services appropriate to individual need to help support men, women and children who are affected by Domestic Abuse.
We support victims of honour based abuse and forced marriage. We provide confidential emotional support using an empathic, non-judgmental, victim focused approach. Karma Nirvana’s staff and survivors regularly speak in schools, 6th form colleges and universities delivering assemblies, lectures and workshops across the UK. We also offer teacher training on how to recognize honor-based abuse and best practice in handling it. Karma Nirvana has collaborated with Educare to provide an e-learning course for those working with children and young people.
The Hadhari Nari project consists of a women’s advice and information centre which acts as the main referral point for all women seeking refuge. It can also refer individuals to temporary secure accommodation. The advice and information centre offers counselling, support, pregnancy testing, outreach aftercare, self help group legal and health surgeries.
How to access
36 St. James Road, Normanton, Derby
Derbyshire, DE23 8QX
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 9am – 5pm
Self or professional referral over the phone. For males or females of any age who are currently a victim or have been a victim of domestic violence
Our confidential helpline is available for male victims of domestic abuse and male victims of domestic violence across the UK. We support men suffering from domestic abuse from their current or former wife or partner (including same-sex partner). This can range from actual violence or object throwing to mental abuse such as constant bullying or constant insults. The helpline provides both emotional support and practical information.
We run a helpline
We provide support services and information to statutory agencies, professional organisations and the voluntary sector.
We give a voice to male victims (and their children)
We receive calls from male victims of domestic abuse across all age ranges and professions:
From dustmen and doctors, to, bankers and builders
From men in their 20s to men in their 80s
From men in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
How to access
Helpline also open to mothers, sisters and friends of male victims
As an independent charity, we work towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and the respect they deserve. We help people feel safer and find the strength to move beyond crime. Our support is free, confidential and tailored to your needs, to anyone in England and Wales, regardless of whether the crime has been reported or how long ago it happened.
The agency has evolved over the years and is now delivering a range of services, inspirational events, support, advocacy, and practical workshops, to improve health outcomes for women. Our services are targeted at women who have complex and multifaceted needs, including those affected by drug and alcohol misuse, women offenders, women exploited through sex work and those fleeing domestic abuse. At Women’s Work, we are passionate about helping women from the most deprived and troubled backgrounds to gain the skills and confidence they need to succeed and make positive and lasting life changes, which will improve their overall health and well-being.
24hr National Domestic Violence Helpline – 0808 2000 247
Solace Women’s Aid exists to end the harm done through Violence against Women and Girls. Our aim is to work to prevent violence and abuse as well as providing services to meet the needs of survivors particularly women and girls. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse.
Solace finds creative and innovative ways to support thousands of women, children and young people each year from prevention and crisis to recovery and independence. We offer vital on-going support to survivors, helping them to rebuild their lives through advice, advocacy & support. Solace provides safe refuge and move on accommodation to hundreds of women and children made homeless through domestic or sexual abuse. Our 1-1 counselling, group work and specialist holistic therapies help women recover after experiencing traumatic abuse. Our rape crisis service offers a range of services to women and girls 13+ who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives.
We provide one: one casework support to individuals who have experienced human trafficking, exploitation and modern slavery. Our casework is very practical and it determined by the person we are working with, it could involve making & attending appointments with an individual, supporting or signposting with forms, advocacy, emotional support, group support or practical assistance e.g. moving house.
Rebuild project aims to provide a bridge for individuals we work with to establish connections in the community where they can build friendships and thrive in all aspects of life. However, we recognise that this can be a massive step for those we work with. Therefore, we have established a group work programme called Connect. We have a number of groups/spaces that run during the week for individuals to come along to. This will change as the needs and want of those we are working with change. Currently, we run a Creative Therapy Group and a Sewing group.
How to access
PL box 8424
Monday – Friday: 9am-5pm
To help those in need and crisis across Derby and to help access services.
Stuart House Green Lane
St Peters Quarter