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Whole VAWG Services

Advance provides a range of support services to improve the lives of women and children affected by domestic abuse and other forms of VAWG (violence against women and girls). We help women get out of unsafe situations and empower them to take control of their lives and thrive.

Our work takes place in different settings, such as local authorities, hospitals, GP surgeries and police stations, as well as our 11 Women’s Centres giving women and girls access to services that give them practical and emotional support. We help with everything from housing and employment to finances and mental health. This is our Whole VAWG Approach.

  • 1 in 4 women will be victims of domestic abuse in their lifetime
  • Community-based support is needed for 95% of women seeking domestic abuse services.
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The Angelou Partnership came together on to share learnings and propose best-practice models in developing and commissioning a multi-agency VAWG response to address the intersectional needs of survivors of abuse.

The Angelou Partnership

  • The Angelou Partnership delivers VAWG support services, led and coordinated by Advance, and is made up of 10 voluntary organisations. Each partner offers a different kind of specialist support, such as services tailored to Black and minoritised women and LGBT+ communities – because every woman’s experience is multi-faceted and unique. The partnership also helps professionals and practitioners, including doctors, midwives and police officers, to identify domestic abuse and refer to our specialist domestic abuse services.
Angelou offers women:
  • Increased safety
  • Advice on their rights and options
  • Access to safer housing options
  • Emotional support and links to group work and counselling
  • Support through the criminal justice system including attending court
The Angelou Partnership offers free, confidential support to women who:
  • Have suffered domestic and sexual abuse and
  • live within the London boroughs of Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea.
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