“One of the best decisions I made was coming here. After many years of abuse, I finally felt safe to plan a positive future. It’s made me stronger. Refuge life is about women empowering women.”

If you are suffering from domestic abuse, it can be difficult to know where to get help. Remember that you’re not alone – we can help you to escape abuse and create a safer future.

Our refuge accommodation in both Burnley and Lancaster offer a safe, supportive, communal environment where you’re supported to take back control of your life.

They are open all year round and staffed 24/7 by experienced domestic abuse practitioners.

We have specialist bi-lingual support workers who support your language, faith or culture needs and have expertise dealing with forced marriages and honour based violence, and specialist workers to support any additional health needs, including mental health, drug and alcohol use, disabled and long term illness, and reproductive and sexual health.

We have specialist workers to support your cildren to deal with and overcome their experience of abuse.

We will work to meet their needs and to ensure that their education is not disrupted while you are staying with us.

If you need our support, get in touch and you could be meeting with us within hours.

We will help you by giving you the space and support to build your confidence, and take back control to make your own choices to lead a safer life free from domestic abuse.