Services for Women

Direction aims to improve the quality of life for women and their families in the community particularly where they have been affected by the criminal justice system or affected by family members who may be connected to crime.

Women are typically affected in a very different way by crime and have very different needs.  Direction can help signpost women to women specific services across Bedfordshire to improve their quality life along with their families.

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Fearless

Fearless

Fearless is a site where you can access non-judgemental information and advice about crime and criminality. What makes this site different is we also provide you with a safe place to give information to us about crime - 100% anonymously.

Areas of Operation:
National

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Azalea

Azalea

01582 733200
info@azalea.org.uk

Azalea is a Christian charity open to everyone, we are committed to help all involved in commercial sexual exploitation. We want to see an end to commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking, and are committed to taking a 360 degree approach to the problem. We work in partnership with a number of local statutory and non-statutory organisations to ensure we offer the best all round support we can for our women and to share knowledge and expertise.

Areas of Operation:
Luton

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Bedfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership (BDAP)

Bedfordshire Domestic Abuse Partnership (BDAP)

0808 2000 247
bdap@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

The Partnership brings together key agencies across Bedfordshire to raise awareness, to deliver services and to work together to improve our local response to domestic abuse. At BDAP we work closely with local authorities and other agencies to provide services in the local area, we deliver a two-tier training programme for professionals who work with those affected by domestic abuse and we strive to bring all those agencies working locally together to ensure a coordinated response to domestic abuse. BDAP also coordinates the monthly Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARAC) and the Domestic Abuse Champion Scheme in both Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire

Areas of Operation:
Bedford, Central Beds, Luton

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Bedford Women’s Centre

Bedford Women’s Centre

01234 316801
admin@bedfordwomenscentre.org.uk

Bedford Womens Centre is based in the Raleigh Centre which is in the Cauldwell ward of Bedford on Ampthill Road. Our aim is to support women in the community to improve the quality of life for them and their families. We offer one to one support and mentoring, weekly workshops, training courses and support groups for women to promote healthy relationships and eradicate Domestic Abuse.

Areas of Operation:
Bedford

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Change Ur Life

Change Ur Life

07495825762

Change Ur Life is a domestic abuse charity in Bedfordshire, offering a comprehensive outreach service to support victims of all genders over the age of sixteen.

Areas of Operation:
Bedford, Central Beds, Luton

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imkaan

imkaan

020 7842 8525
info@imkaan.org.uk

We are the only UK-based, second-tier women's organisation dedicated to addressing violence against Black and minoritised women and girls i.e. women which are defined in policy terms as Black and 'Minority Ethnic' (BME). The organisation holds nearly two decades of experience of working around issues such as domestic violence, forced marriage and ‘honour-based’ violence. We work at local, national and international level, and in partnership with a range of organisations, to improve policy and practice responses to Black and minoritised women and girls.

Areas of Operation:
National

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Luton All Women’s Centre

Luton All Women’s Centre

01582 416 783
support@lawc.org.uk

We provide a safe and accessible Women only environment, a resource centre allowing easy access to all the services available for women. We're a focal point for women issues, campaigns and have a range of cultural, educational and recreational activities.

Areas of Operation:
Luton

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Mindfulness Support Service

Mindfulness Support Service

01438 960040
info@mindfulnesssupportservice.org

We offer specialist, tailor made and evidence based courses that incorporate mindfulness, meditation and reflection to support children and adults affected by domestic abuse. This includes victim's and their children, perpetrators, and youths who are at risk of perpetrating abusive behaviour.

Areas of Operation:
Bedford, Central Beds, Luton

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Oasis Drop In Centre

Oasis Drop In Centre

01582 725592
oasisdropin@gmail.com

The Oasis Centre in Luton (or Oasis Drop in Centre) opened in 2002 as a place where women could come to get help with filling in forms, understanding official letters and where they could come to find help and friendship while their small children play in safety.

Areas of Operation:
Luton

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Rights of Women

Rights of Women

info@row.org.uk

Our vision is to achieve equality, justice and safety in the law for all women. Our free telephone advice lines have provided many thousands of women with legal advice and information on a wide range of legal issues including domestic violence, child contact, sexual violence and the criminal justice process and immigration and asylum as well as other legal issues arising from relationship breakdown.

Areas of Operation:
National

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Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones

01582 457114
hello@steppingstonesluton.org.uk

Stepping Stones (Luton) is a charity dedicated to supporting women to transform the stumbling blocks of their lives into stepping stones; creating happier, healthier lives for women, their children and families. We provide a safe, welcoming, non-judgemental environment for women living in Luton and Central Bedfordshire, who have suffered abuse, who are vulnerable due to substance misuse, offending, mental health conditions and/or are involved with Local Authority Children’s Social Care.

Areas of Operation:
Central Beds, Luton

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The Ebonista Project

The Ebonista Project

07306 088816
support@theebonistaproject.org.uk

The Ebonista Project is based in Luton and offers emotional and practical support to women and children who have been subjected to domestic abuse. There is a strong focus on reaching women from the Black African and Caribbean community who may have experienced barriers accessing support due to systemic racism and a lack of cultural understanding in our society. The organisation is led by a team of Black women who have both lived and professional experience. They run a variety of group programmes to educate, raise awareness and empower women who have faced such trauma. The dedicated helpline is accessible Mon-Fri 10am-6pm.

Areas of Operation:
Bedford, Central Beds, Luton

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The HOPE Programme

The HOPE Programme

0300 365 1045

The Hope Programme offers a telephone support line, information, counselling and coaching to people over 10 years of age in Bedfordshire who have suffered rape and sexual violence at any point in their lives.

Areas of Operation:
Bedford, Central Beds, Luton

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The Like Me CIC

We empower Luton and Bedfordshire women and girls who typically have low self-worth and may have endured abuse, bullying, exploitation, violence, whether in childhood or adulthood, and Common Mental Health Disorders, (such as anxiety, depression, stress) so they can recover, reconnect and rise to overcome and avoid these defining who they are. This is partly by providing a platform and partnering with other specialist support agencies.

Areas of Operation:
Bedford, Central Beds, Luton

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Women’s Aid in Luton

Women’s Aid in Luton

01582 391856
info@womensaidinluton.org

Women’s Aid in Luton is a voluntary organisation supporting women and children who fall victim to domestic abuse. We offer support and guidance to women’s and children from all backgrounds and circumstances.

Areas of Operation:
Luton

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YMCA Bedfordshires Domestic Abuse Outreach Resettlement Project

YMCA Bedfordshires Domestic Abuse Outreach Resettlement Project

Justine.humphrey@ymcabedfordshire.org

YMCA Bedfordshires Domestic Abuse Outreach Resettlement Project started in June 2018 supporting clients originally in Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough with safe secure housing for victims of domestic abuse and, in particular, those with complex needs or BME background.

Areas of Operation:
Bedford, Central Beds, Luton

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