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Accommodation

At WWDAS we have a range of safe accommodation for women, men and their children. We recognise that there are different needs depending on your experiences and therefore have a number of different types of accommodation to take in the needs you and your family may have

Refuge for women & their children

At WWDAS we have 2 refuges for women and their children

This emergency accommodation can be accessed any time, day or night, 365 days a year.

This is emergency accommodation offered by WWDAS designed as temporary, safe places for women and for women with children. The aim is to offer support in an immediate crisis, access support, and consider all options in a safe and supported environment.

There is always someone to offer you support and advice, whenever you need it.

Our refuges provide an environment that is safe and compassionate, giving women the time and opportunity to make decisions about their futures and access our specialist support staff.

You can also meet other people who are escaping abuse to share experiences and offer valuable peer support.

We provide 1-2-1 emotional and practical support and there is always someone to offer you support and advice, whenever you need it. This 1-2-1 support includes:

  • Safety planning for you and your family
  • Help in finding and establishing a safe new home
  • Support with money and benefits
  • Advocacy
  • Help with child contact
  • Legal advice and court support
  • Emotional and therapeutic support
  • Support with accessing health services
  • Help to establish children into local nurseries and schools
  • Training, education and employment
  • Translation services for individuals whose preferred language is not English

WWDAS can also support you to return home if it is safe to do so. If you wish to return home we can, in partnership with other organisations, try and provide you with better security at your home address.

We recognise that you may not wish to leave your home and we can support you in making informed choices about your safety options.

Refuge for men & children

At WWDAS we have a refuge for men and their children

This emergency accommodation can be accessed any time, day or night, 365 days a year.

This is emergency accommodation offered by WWDAS designed as temporary, safe places. The aim is to offer support in an immediate crisis, access support, and consider all options in a safe and supported environment.

Our refuges provide an environment that is safe and our staff understand that for men their can be an added stigma of opening up about abuse. Our support staff endeavour to identify how you feel and they are committed to supporting men who may be on their own or also parents to move forward in their lives, helping you to understand what had happened and enabling you to rebuild your life free of abuse.

We provide 1-2-1 practical support and there is always someone to offer you support and advice, whenever you need it. This 1-2-1 support includes:

  • Safety planning for you and your family
  • Help in finding and establishing a safe new home
  • Support with money and benefits
  • Advocacy
  • Help with child contact
  • Legal advice and court support
  • Emotional and therapeutic support
  • Support with accessing health services
  • Help to establish children into local nurseries and schools
  • Training, education and employment
  • Translation services for individuals whose preferred language is not English

WWDAS can also support you to return home if it is safe to do so. If you wish to return home we can, in partnership with other organisations, try and provide you with better security at your home address.

We recognise that you may not wish to leave your home and we can support you in making informed choices about your safety options.

An accessible and diverse needs refuge

We know that it is extremely difficult to break free from domestic abuse. On average, someone will try to leave at least 5 times before they are successful. Imagine trying to do this when you have a disability or are an older person who has been in a relationship for many years, or if you don’t have the right to basic financial support. This is the case for many who are trying to leave abusive and controlling relationships. We have staff who are specially trained to support women with these additional “diverse” needs.

​We have a refuge that has been adapted to be able to support people with disabilities and to also support those who may have mobility needs.

This refuge was opened in June 2023 with the help of Ceredigion County Council and Welsh Government and allows us to provide specialist support to these clients.

How can refuge accommodation be accessed?

It is important to remember that in any emergency you must call 999.

WWDAS emergency accommodation can be accessed 24/7, 365 days a year.

To find out more and to access our refuge provision, please contact our helpline on

01970 625585 or 01239615385

Move on

This type of accommodation when available, is suitable for those families who feel ready and safe enough to move on from our shared accommodation into our self-contained units. You will continue to receive 1-2-1 support; however, this type of changeover accommodation will provide you with the opportunity to reduce the support and, in partnership with your support worker prepare you for the next stage of your recovery journey and your new tenancy.


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ABERYSTWYTH
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