The Queen's Award for Volentary Service

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Emergency Accommodation

The Guernsey Women’s Refuge provides safe, emergency accommodation to women and their children leaving abusive relationships and to enable them to take control of their lives and make choices about their future.

The premises are well furnished and homely with residents encouraged to maintain an as normal as possible lifestyle within its safe environment. It has 5 bedrooms, a large well equipped kitchen with laundry facilities, comfortable lounge and a toy filled playroom. Although bathroom facilities are shared by residents, each bedroom is fitted with a washbasin and additional beds and cots are available for younger children. The building also houses an office and reception area in the event that residents need to meet privately with other agency workers. The Refuge is also able to accommodate women with physical disabilities.

“The Refuge staff supported me in a safe haven”

“The Refuge gave me space”

“I would like to thank the Refuge for helping me through this hard time”

“…. carry on doing this wonderful work”

“very warm and supportive”

“The children were most relieved to come to a safe place”

“…. gave me the ability to feel safe”

“I want to thank the staff for their incredible support that helped and supported me make some very big decisions”

“I wish I could express in words how grateful I am, the staff are angels”