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Posted on 15 June 2017

SafeNet Domestic Abuse Services Opens First Complex Needs Recovery Refuge, Jane’s Place

Jane’s Place, our Complex Needs Recovery Refuge opens its doors on Friday 16th June.

Our Recovery Refuge is called Jane’s Place in memory of Jane Clough who was brutally killed by her ex-partner in 2010.

The Recovery Refuge, the first of its kind in the North offers safe and secure temporary accommodation for women and children at risk of domestic abuse, who have additional complex needs.

Those complex needs may include mental or physical health, drug or alcohol use, self-harming, offending behaviours, sex working, grooming, trafficking, or a combination.

Women with complex needs are often unable to stay at communal refuges, as their high level needs can impact on other families in refuge. SafeNet recognise the increased vulnerability and risk of serious harm and homicide that women and children face when additional complex needs are present. The refuge will deliver in house domestic abuse support alongside drug, alcohol and mental health recovery programmes, supporting women and children’s recovery to take back control of their lives, and move forward positively.

“When all other doors have closed, at Jane’s Place we will keep our door open”

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