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Anna Bain

Job description: Team Leader Lambeth Refuges at Solace Womens Aid

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Areas of interest: Housing and homelessness – services for women with complex needs, Domestic abuse, Families and children – including relationships, Substance use, Women involved in the criminal justice system, Mental health and wellbeing, Improving support for women involved in prostitution

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"Solace Women’s Aid Refuge A Resident’s view: ‘I had to leave my home with my 2 young children because of my husband’s violence. It is unfair that it is the man who makes the problem and then it is the women and children who have to suffer and leave their home. I am suffering and he is sitting down in our home enjoying himself. It would be better if the man had to leave and the women and children could stay and be kept safe.’ ‘The police were good and came quickly, if they had not, I might not have survived. I am not from the uK and have no family in the UK, so I had no choice but to go with the Police. They put me in a B&B as temporary accommodation for 3 weeks. This was mixed accommodation for men and women and it did not feel safe for me or my children. Men were drinking in the project and I was scared if they approached me what they wanted to do. It was good weather at the time so I just spend all day long in the park with the children and then only came back to sleep.’ ‘The local housing department then got me into this Solace Women’s Aid Refuge. Here I feel much safer. It is really good that they have play workers on some days so I can have time to cook and clean and think, and know my children are being looked after in the same building. After this I hope to find a house for us far away from the area where my husband lives.’"
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