White Ribbon Day

Swansea City supporting White Ribbon Day

25th November 2021

Swansea City is proud to support White Ribbon Day which takes place on Thursday, November 25.

People across the UK are being urged to come together in their communities, organisations and workplaces to say ‘no’ to violence against women.

The day itself, and the 16 days that follow, will highlight the need to end violence against women. White Ribbon UK is a leading charity and their mission is for all men to fulfil the White Ribbon Promise to never commit, excuse or remain silent about male violence against women.

Swansea Women’s Aid has a range of services for women and children who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse. Their workers have specialist knowledge on issues relating to domestic abuse and are able to provide confidential, emotional and practical support.

Their services include:

  • Emergency accommodation – Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Women (and children if they have any) can stay for one or two nights, a few weeks or until they are rehoused, whatever they feel is the best option for them. There are staff on site Monday to Friday who work on a one-to-one basis with the families, ensuring that their crisis needs are met - including clothing, food, money and toiletries - and assisting with any ongoing issues such as accessing benefits, housing, legal advice, healthcare and emotional support.
  • DAISE Plus service – Offers support to women in communities across Swansea on a one-to-one basis with the option of it being face-to-face, by telephone or online. The support includes safety planning, practical and emotional support, advice and signposting for housing finances, benefits and more. It also offers specialist group programmes that enable women to meet, reflect on their experiences of abuse and move on positively with their lives.
  • Children and Young People’s service (CHYPS) – Supports children and young people aged five to 25 years, offering one-to-one face-to-face support with the option of phone or online communication if they would prefer. It also offers specialist group programmes for children and young people, play and activities and parenting workshops.

All of their services can be accessed via a dedicated phone line  which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 01792 644683 or by email to swa@swanseawa.org.uk or via their website www.swanseawomensaid.com.