IDVAs offer practical, needs led support to those that have experienced domestic abuse. This support can range from urgent and immediate risk management support, eg arranging emergency housing or assisting with obtaining a non-molestation order (injunction) from the court to longer term support; debt management and benefits advice, arranging counselling and rehousing.
On referral one of our IDVA team will contact you to arrange to see you in a place that is safe and discreet. We will conduct a risk and needs assessment. We will then explain all of your options and address any immediate safety needs. Together with you we will create a support plan based on what you would like. We understand that meeting a stranger to talk about your experience of domestic abuse can be daunting, we can offer as much or as little support as you would like. We can contact other agencies and services for you and act as your advocate and support at meetings and court hearings.
Some of the things we regularly support people with are;
- Finance and Debt
- Child Contact
To book an appointment to see an IDVA click here or call us on 0800 197 4787.
|Every Monday:||Pepperrels Solicitors, Doncaster Road, Scunthorpe 1:00 – 3:00|
|Every Tuesday:||Epworth Youth Club, High St 10.00 – 11.00|
|Every Tuesday:||Legal Advice Clinic The Blue Door, Scunthorpe 10:00am – 11:00am|
|1st Thurs of every month:||Legal Drop-in, Providence House, Barton, 1.00 – 2.30|
|Every Friday:||Support Group, Greeson Hall, Scunthorpe 9.30 – 11.00|
For details of support groups in North East Lincolnshire please visit www.womensaidnel.org
The Freedom Programme is open to any woman who wishes to know more about domestic abuse. It is a 12 week rolling programme, you don’t need to book. Each group has two facilitators who are fully trained and have a deep understanding of the issues surrounding domestic abuse, it’s free and confidential.
The programme aims to help women to understand the beliefs held by abusive men and the effects upon children, whilst helping them to gain the confidence to improve the quality of their lives and identify the local resources that can help. It is not about telling women what to do but empowering them to make their own choices. Those who have experienced abuse have little or no understanding of what has happened to them and it simply feels like a painful and confusing mess for which they are largely to blame; the Freedom Programme aims to start turning this around at the women's own pace. The philosophy of the programme is based on research and outlines the role played in such offending by the pursuit of power and control.
The programme runs Tuesdays 10am-11:30am and Wednesday 6pm - 7:30pm at The Blue Door, Laneham Street, Scunthorpe. For further information and to book free crèche places (Tues only) please call 0800 197 4787.
It’s My Right have 5 trained Freedom Programme Facilitators and each week at least one of the facilitators on the Scunthorpe course is from our organisation.
|Every Tuesday||The Blue Door, Scunthorpe 10.00 – 11.30 (crèche available call to book)|
|Every Wednesday||The Hub, Tofts Rd, Barton 10.00 -11.30|
Further information including how to refer and qualifying criteria will be available from 1st June.
- Getting angry when you want to spend time with your friends
- Isolating you from friends and family
- Threatening to spread rumours about you
- Saying things like “If you loved me you would…”
- Putting you down all the time, using names like ‘frigid’ or ‘slut’ to control what you do, humiliate you and destroy your self-esteem
- Trying to control your life (telling you how to dress, who you hang out with and what you say)
- Threatening to harm you or to self–harm if you leave them
- Demanding to know where you are all the time
- Monitoring your calls and emails, threatening you if you don’t respond instantly
- Getting really angry, really quickly
- Using force during an argument
- Blaming others for their problems or feelings
- Being verbally abusive
- Using threatening behaviour towards others
- Pressuring you to send them nude pictures
If someone is lesbian, gay, bi or transgender and not ‘out’, their partner might threaten to ‘out’ them if they don’t do what they want. If you are under 19 and want support with your relationship click here to contact us