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) funded through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust. She assists Nepali language speakers from the Armed Forces community (both serving and veterans and their families) to overcome language and cultural barriers to prevent and address domestic abuse.
To support and extend this work, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in Hampshire has funded a post for a “Secure and Involved Communities” project. The worker employed supports the delivery of the project, as well as raising awareness and understanding of domestic abuse with Nepali communities across Hampshire.
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 [email protected]
Nepali Language Domestic Abuse Support Facebook Page
Our Facebook Nepali speaking community for victims of domestic abuse can be found here.
Other Domestic Abuse Services:
Foreign & Commonwealth Services Help
Recognising the specific issues faced by Foreign and Commonwealth families (linked to immigration status and cultural barriers), Through some separate project funding for F&C soldiers and their families affected by domestic abuse, we developed this Domestic Abuse Information Sheet .
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 [email protected]
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