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Advice & advocacy support services

We can provide you with the immediate help and advice you need to keep safe whether you choose to involve the police and the courts, whether you choose to stay in your relationship or if you feel you need to leave immediately.

We will support you to stay safe – whatever decision you make. Our advice team are able to give you immediate advice on all issues relating to domestic and sexual violence, ensuring that you are safe and making you aware of all your options.

91% of our service users said they felt less isolated after using the service.

In some areas of London we can provide a dedicated advocate who will support you to be safe and recover and we can involve other services when they are needed. An advocate will represent you with other services, sometimes speaking on your behalf if that’s what helps you. Please check here to see if this service is available in your area.

Funded by London Councils, the Ascent project is a partnership run by the London Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) Consortium. Ascent delivers a range of front-line services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, including support to voluntary and statutory organisations.

Service Information

Service Locations
This service is delivered across London.
Opening Hours
Monday 10am to 4pm
Tuesday 10am to 4pm then again  from 6pm to 8pm
Wednesday 10am to 4pm
Thursday 10am to 4pm
Friday 10am to 4pm
Contact Details
Either call us on freephone 0808 802 5565, or send us an email at advice@solacewomensaid.org.

“I got in with the wrong crowd at school, I was bunking off and my results were awful. My relationship with my mum really suffered as well because of my dad’s violence, she hated all my friends and I started to feel really lonely at home. When Mum got advice we were able to move to a refuge and the worker at Solace helped me turn my life around – now I’m back into studying and feel like I’m doing something positive with my life”

Alena, 19.

Other Services at Solace

The Silver Project

If you are aged 55 or over and have experienced domestic or sexual violence it may have happened over many years and you may face particular obstacles when trying to get help and involve other agencies. We have supported many women in their 60′s and 70′s find a new life free from violence.

Drugs and Alcohol Use Service

If you are in a violent relationship and use drugs and alcohol, we have a specialist service dedicated to end your dependency and find safe refuge accommodation as well as therapeutic support for children affected by drug and alcohol use such as art, drama and play therapy.

We have many years experience working with the Irish Traveller community helping families to flee violence and we provide emotional and practical support, advice and advocacy or we can find you and your children safe accommodation.

Other resources

Family Rights Group has advice for women when children’s services are involved in your family.  Click here to go to this information on their website.