SafeNet have opened the doors of its new refuge in Bury and welcomed their first survivors of domestic abuse – becoming the latest facility developed by SafeNet and Calico Homes in the area.
The brand-new refuge increases SafeNet’s domestic abuse accommodation space to 27 units. SafeNet were commissioned by Bury Metropolitan Borough Council in 2021 to deliver safe accommodation services.
Banyan House is a fully re-furbished 10-unit refuge, designed to accommodate both single women and families. The accommodation includes two self-contained flats for survivors with higher, more complex needs. The facility also offers one adapted unit to improve access for survivors with mobility needs. It has a large communal area incorporating space for activities, group work and 1-to-1 support.
This facility, in line with all SafeNet refuges, is in a confidential location for the safety of the residents, staff and other stakeholders. SafeNet have put in place a management plan to ensure that all risks are managed with the supported housing facility.
SafeNet also deliver Community Outreach Services in Bury offering confidential, emotional and practical support in the community including housing-related issues.
Helen Gauder, Managing Director at SafeNet said; ‘We’re delighted to be able to extend and develop our service and offer in Bury.
Banyan House will provide much needed accommodation and support for survivors of domestic abuse in Bury. We encourage anyone that needs support to come and speak to us.’