November 26, 2018 01:22 PM

Domestic and Sexual Violence Training

There will be 2 separate training sessions one in the morning and one in the afternoon run by Solace Women's Aid:


Morning Session - Housing Options and Domestic Abuse


The training will cover an introductory background on domestic and sexual violence, housing rights for domestic abuse survivors when presenting at the Local Authority, and the housing options available to those fleeing domestic abuse, including accessing refuge, options for women with No Recourse to Public Funds, and making the home safer for those that wish to remain at their address.


Afternoon Session - Domestic Abuse and Complex Needs


This training provides information and tools for understanding and working effectively with survivors of domestic abuse, in particular those facing additional disadvantage with mental illness. You will deepen your awareness about the impacts of abuse on survivor’s mental health and explore some of the factors that prevent women from engaging in support. There will be space for you to reflect on some of your own challenges of working with survivors and we will explore ideas and examples of good practice in this work. You will also learn about domestic abuse and other services in your area that can support survivors with the next steps on their recovery journey.


Both trainings operate as standalone sessions, but participants are welcome to attend both if they so choose.


These workshops are funded by London Councils through the Ascent partnership. This funding also provides specialist refuges and an outreach service. Please let us know if you’d like to learn more about these services.


All are welcome to attend; however, some parts of this training may not be relevant to Housing Options Teams. Specialist training for Housing Options Officers can be arranged free of charge on request. Please contact Ellen on to organise.



Course Venue: Barnet House, CommUNITY Barnet, 1255 High Road, Whetstone, London N20 0EJ 


For further information please contact Ellen on