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Finding the Cost of Freedom

Between 2011 and 2014 Solace conducted a 3 year research project examining how women and children rebuild their lives after domestic violence. This was the first longitudinal study of it’s kind in Europe and the crucial findings were launched in Finding The Costs Of Freedom in June 2014.

Fundraise for Solace

A guide with everything you need to know about running your own event for Solace in your community. 

Impact Report 2018

Solace's 2017-18 Impact Report detailing the work we did last year and how our services have impacted women and children across London.

London VAWG & Housing Group - Crisis Response

In 2017 the London VAWG & Housing Group was established to promote access to safe and settled housing for those
who need to move as a result of VAWG, through cross-sector and cross-organisational collaboration. This briefing
outlines the issues and key asks raised on the theme of Crisis Response from the Operational and Strategic meetings
held on 14th February 2018 and sets out recommendations for best practice.

London VAWG & Housing Group - Homelessness Prevention

In 2017 the London VAWG & Housing Group was established to promote access to safe and settled housing for those
who need to move as a result of VAWG, through cross-sector and cross-organisational collaboration. This briefing
outlines the issues and key asks raised on the theme of Homelessness Prevention from the Operational and Strategic meetings
held on 14th February 2018 and sets out recommendations for best practice.

Peace of Mind – An evaluation of Refuge Access for All

As a response to the increasing number of women coming into refuges with mental health and drug and alcohol issues, Solace looked at how we could provide a more inclusive response to women’s needs and recovery from the trauma they had experienced. The Refuge Access for All project was established to improve our response. At the heart of this was the creation of a Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE) across Solace Refuges.
 

Social Impact Report: Ascent Advice & Counselling

The Social Impact Report 2015 shows that Ascent Advice and Counselling (A&C) has generated real social value for the people of London in the first 2 years of its operation, providing valuable services to over 24,000 women and girls affected by violence across every London borough. It also provides a platform for further learning to ensure all women and girls have the best possible support and clear choices and pathways to aid their safety, well-being and recovery.

Solace London Champions Network

We know that domestic and sexual abuse affects everyone, across all communities and that coming forward to seek help can be so difficult. This was why we began to create champions, training people from across sectors to be equipped to spot the signs of abuse and take action.

Staying Safe Guide

Are you being hurt by someone in your family, afraid of someone at home or in a violent relationship? Here is a short guide to staying safe.

The Price of Safety: How the housing system is failing women and children fleeing domestic abuse

Solace Women’s Aid has conducted research into the housing pathways of women and children survivors of domestic abuse who have come through Solace refuges. This research highlights systemic unfairness and discrimination against women and children fleeing domestic abuse in London.