The short-term support offered by the First Responders/Crisis Intervention IDVAs is really the start of your journey. We will work with you to assess and manage the risk you are in, and develop an action plan with you on short, medium and long term goals.
12-week IDVA service
Following on from our first response service, if you have further needs that need addressing or if you need continued support with things like accessing accommodation, it is our 12-week IDVA service that can help you. We also have a specialised IDVA who works solely with 16 – 25 year olds.
Male IDVA service
We help all victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence, both female and male. Our male IDVA service is a specialist service which works solely with male victims.
Hospital IDVA service
We have specially trained IDVAs who are based at Bradford Royal Infirmary and Airedale Hospital. Their role is to ensure you are safe, to offer support, to talk to you about the services we offer and if appropriate refer you into the service for further support once you are discharged.
Our Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs) can support anyone who has been the victim of sexual violence – no matter when the incident took place.
Our ISVAs can support you if you are thinking about reporting the crime, or if your case is going through the criminal justice system. We can help you through the court process and explain what is likely to happen when a report is made to the police.
We have excellent links with the SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre) and can explain their role in helping you.
Early intervention & prevention service
Early intervention means identifying and providing effective early support to people who are at risk. We work in schools and other organisations to raise awareness of healthy and unhealthy relationships. The team provides a range of group work programmes with the aim to promote a culture of change to prevent and reduce repeat victimisation, to improve mental wellbeing, to increase education and employment opportunities and to ensure community integration.
GP IDVA service
We have specially trained IDVAs who are based at Bradford GP surgeries. Their role is to ensure you are safe, to offer support, to talk to you about the services we offer and if appropriate refer you into the service for further support once you are discharged.
Call for help now
0808 2800 999
Open Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 4:30pm (closed for half an hour lunch at 1pm)
Our One Front Door helpline is completely free and confidential, and the call will not show up on itemised bills.
We are a domestic abuse and sexual violence charity working across the Bradford area. We support women, men and children who are survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence.
We know that people experiencing domestic abuse heal quicker from the trauma if they can continue living in their own home with their support networks around them. Our service works to keep victims in their homes- hence our name Staying Put.
Solace Housing is a subsidiary of Staying Put. Their mission is to transform lives by providing housing to those who have experienced domestic abuse, with short- and long-term options. Their inclusive homes are for anyone who needs them.
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