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Adding our support to the sexual abuse and sexual violence awareness week campaign

You can talk to us, call Safe Link on  0333 323 1543 or click here… Sexual abuse and sexual violence awareness week is 6th – 12th February. We don’t talk about sexual abuse enough. That’s not ok. The awareness week was established to give an opportunity for the general public, statutory and [...]

Our annual candle lit vigil generated an increase in women seeking help.

Thanks to everyone who supported our candle lit vigil to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. We have held this event for 18 years and each year it has generated an increase in women seeking help.

Standing together in solidarity for International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

We supported our Soroptimist Colleagues on their march from Temple Meads to the Lord Mayors Chapel at the bottom of Park Street.

Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol launches the new Next Link enhanced service for victims of domestic abuse and violence.

Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol visited Next Link on Thursday 27th October 2016 to launch the enhanced services including extended opening hours, a central Bristol drop in centre, support plans for all children and a single point of contact telephone service. The Mayor of Bristol said, "I am really pleased [...]

We were delighted to share ideas with visitors from Germany and Brazil

We were delighted to meet with women from GENSINE Domestic Abuse Service who provide domestic abuse services in Germany to share ideas about each other’s work. Dr Carlos, a domestic abuse researcher from Brazil came to see how we support women who have experienced abuse here in the UK.

Visit from the home office to find out about local domestic abuse services.

We had a visit from the Director General of Crime, Policing & Fire Paul Lincoln who came to find out about local domestic abuse services. He talked with staff and service users including our peer mentors to hear about their experience of the police, criminal justice system and the help [...]

Improving access to domestic and sexual violence services for LGBT communities.

This year together with the Diversity Trust we held a conference to launch a report on our work to improve access to domestic and sexual violence services for LGBT communities. We provided new materials and promoted new ways of working to all domestic and sexual abuse services in the Avon and Somerset Area to increase the number of victims from the LGBT communities to seek help. At the same time we ran a course to raise awareness of Domestic and Sexual Violence within LGBT communities. The Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens was a key speaker and the conference was [...]

We delivered the first Information Sharing Fair as part of Homelessness Awareness week

his was the first event of its kind and generated a lot of interest from agencies and colleagues working across Bristol. With contributions from over 20 organisations involved in delivering services to homeless women we were able to create information stalls, project films and gather support for our commitment to women only services within Bristol. The event was launched by our chief executive Carol Metters who gave the welcoming address, and was attended by 100 people from over 40 agencies, including the Police, Lighthouse, Probation, Health services and Bristol City Council commissioners.

Do you have any festive gifts you could donate to the women and children in our safe houses?

Christmas is around the corner and here at Next Link we are gearing up for what will undoubtedly be a busy period. Domestic abuse happens all year round and many women and children will be spending this Christmas in our safe houses. The festive period can be an incredibly difficult time of year for the women and children who are experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse and during this time, more than ever, they require the support of specialist services like we provide at Next Link. We strive to ensure the families we work with have a safe and happy Christmas [...]

Next Link supporters run Bath Half Marathon

Volunteers from Bath University running to raise money for Next Link children services.

SAFE Link staff celebrating being awarded a Red Nose Plaque for the office.

Comic Relief fund our young person’s Independent Sexual Violence Advocate and our Peer Support worker.

More news

Monday, March 27th, 2017 at 7:47pm
You can now donate to us by text message, just text MLNL05 followed by the amount you wish to donate to 70070... https://t.co/mFmWobnoJa
Monday, March 27th, 2017 at 7:41pm
You can now donate to us by text! Just send MLNL05 followed by the amount you want to donate to 70070 e.g. 'MLNL05 £5' https://t.co/RrHXGXliAI NextLinkHousing photo
Friday, March 24th, 2017 at 10:58pm
Thank you Jeremy Corbyn for visiting us to talk about how we support victims of domestic and sexual violence.
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Friday, March 24th, 2017 at 9:17pm
@SafeLinkSupport ISVAs provide support to any victim of rape or sexual abuse, thank you #comicrelief who help us to do this @jeremycorbyn https://t.co/GMdl8z8BqB NextLinkHousing photo

To find out more about these services please call 0117 925 0680 or text 07714 290 011, or email enquiries@nextlinkhousing.co.uk