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Domestic Abuse Support

Citizens Advice Rushmoor is working alongside other local agencies to support people experiencing domestic abuse

All Citizens Advice Rushmoor staff are trained support clients experiencing domestic abuse appropriately, including participation in the national Citizens Advice ASK RE programme.  In addition, we offer the following specialist services which are delivered face-to-face in Rushmoor; and by phone and email for other areas.

Nepali Domestic Abuse Service

Our in-house Nepali Language Domestic Abuse Caseworker is a qualified IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Adviser).  She assists Nepali language speakers overcome language and cultural barriers to access domestic abuse support, with funding currently being provided by The Armed Forces.  You can learn more about this service, self-refer or refer a client for assistance by calling Aldershot Citizens Advice on 01252 333 618 or emailing ask@citizensadvicerushmoor.org.uk

Foreign & Commonwealth Services

Recognising the specific issues faced by Foreign and Commonwealth families (linked to immigration status and cultural barriers), The Armed Forces have provided funding for us to develop specialist support for F&C soldiers and their families affected by domestic abuse. You can learn more about this service, self-refer or refer a client for assistance from the Domestic Abuse Information Sheet or by calling Aldershot Citizens Advice on 01252 333 618 or emailing fandc@citizensadvicerushmoor.org.uk

As part of this project, we are pleased to help those supporting Foreign and Commonwealth families affected by domestic abuse through the briefing sheets below, recognising the complex issues involved in these cases. The briefing sheets provide country specific cultural issues to help awareness and understanding, as well as information around immigration and common barriers affecting Foreign & Commonwealth families.

  1. Introduction – Understanding the barriers faced by the Foreign and Commonwealth community within the Armed Forces who are affected by Domestic Abuse 
  2. Common Issues – Common issues faced by Armed Forces Foreign and Commonwealth families affected by domestic abuse
  3. Immigration barriers – Immigration barriers faced by the Foreign and Commonwealth community affected by domestic abuse
  4. Nepali community – Barriers faced by the Nepali community affected by domestic abuse
  5. Fijian community – Barriers faced by the Fijian community affected by domestic abuse
  6. Ghanaian community – Barriers faced by the Ghanaian community affected by domestic abuse

Other Domestic Abuse Services 

North East Hampshire Domestic Abuse Forum

We work closely with the North East Hampshire Domestic Abuse Forum to help those affected by domestic violence and abuse in Rushmoor. The forum meets bi-monthly to share good practice, increase awareness of domestic violence and identify gaps in services.

Please view their directory for more information on other services in our area: click here

Alternatively, please visit their website:   http://www.nehantsdvf.co.uk

Support and Guidance for Armed Forces families

Information about the support which is available to armed forces families who are affected by domestic abuse can be accessed at www.gov.uk/mod/domestic-abuse-support-for-the-armed-forces.  This site also includes a practitioner’s handbook, which aims to help agencies support armed forces families facing domestic abuse.

Information to assist veterans and their families affected by domestic abuse, as well as information for practitioners, can be found at  www.domesticabusearmedforces.co.uk

Armed Forces Domestic Abuse Advocacy Support

The Armed Forces Covenant is funding Aurora New Dawn to provide an Armed Forces Advocate.  Their role is to provide domestic abuse support where the victim, or alleged perpetrator is a serving member of the armed forces.  Their remit covers support and advice to victims of domestic abuse, sexual violence and / or stalking (aged 16+) . To contact the service, telephone 07496 333473 or email armedforces@aurorand.org.uk

 

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