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Please note that whilst our office is open remotely, all face-to-face appointments and groups are on hold.

Solace Advocacy and Support Services (SASS)

Southwark Advocacy & Support Service (SASS), delivered by Solace Women’s Aid in partnership with Southwark Council, provides confidential advice, advocacy and support to women and men aged 16 years and over who live in Southwark. They support people who have experienced:

  • domestic abuse, (inc. physical, sexual, psychological or financial abuse), within an intimate or family relationship
  • sexual violence/abuse
  • child to parent abuse
  • forced marriage
  • female genital mutilation
  • honour-based violence
  • trafficking (into domestic servitude or sexual exploitation)
  • abuse within same sex relationships

The service has multiple strands, which are:

  • advocacy support for women and men; working across all risk levels, (high, medium and standard)
  • an in-house perpetrator programme, SDVPP, delivered by an experienced practitioner for those who wish to address their abusive behaviour and co-parent their children
  • individual and group counselling
  • therapeutic service specifically for children
  • Women’s voices: a weekly drop-in group every Tuesday (10.30am-12.30pm), run by other survivors which is a chance to meet other women who have experienced domestic abuse as well as talk about different issues
  • Dream big: monthly sessions on a Friday morning on getting back into work, volunteering and education (10am-12pm)
  • ARISE: an 8-week domestic abuse awareness course designed to increase knowledge and confidence around domestic abuse and empower women to keep themselves safe
  • Picking up the Pieces Programme: a three workshop session course supporting mothers to effectively safeguard their children and understand the role of Children’s Social Care
  • ABC (Assertiveness, Boundaries and Confidence) Programme: a six week course with a focus on building resilience
  • For women who have left the abusive relationship
  • Pampering sessions: monthly pampering sessions– choose from a manicure or a free makeover

Further details

Who is this service for?

People aged 16 or over who may be subject to physical, sexual, psychological or financial abuse within an intimate or family relationship. People who have a history of being abusive and would like to address their behaviour (SDVPP programme).

How to access

The office is staffed Monday to Friday between 9am and 6pm with an out of hours service for both service users and professionals providing 24 hour access to advice, however in an emergency clients should always call 999 and ask for the Police.

Address & Contact details

Unit 5-7 Blenheim Court, 62 Brewery Road London N7 9NY

Website: http://solacewomensaid.org/get-help/southwark/
Email: southwark@solacewomensaid.org or advice@solacewomensaid.org
Phone: 0808 802 5565 (Helpline) 020 7593 1290 (Southwark service)


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