Launch of New Website to help victims of domestic abuse in Swindon

Swindon Women’s Aid is launching its new website today. The new website is one of many activities and projects to raise awareness of domestic violence and abuse across Swindon during national Domestic Violence Awareness Week. The website at www.swindonwomensaid.org has been created by Swindon Women’s Aid to provide information and advice on domestic violence and abuse for anyone living in Swindon along with details of how you can access their services. 

The website provides a virtual tour of their emergency refuge accommodation so people can see what it looks like and will you will be able to ask questions and request advice and information on domestic violence and abuse issues directly via the website. It also allows individuals to self-refer themselves into services and for agencies to make direct referrals via the site.

Olwen Kelly, Director of Swindon Women’s Aid said: “Swindon Women’s Aid have created this website because we recognise that some people do not want to make direct face-to face or telephone contact to ask advice or get information about domestic violence and abuse.

Given many households and public buildings such as libraries, now have computers it makes sense to offer online support and information so individuals can access this in their own time and anomalously; without feeling pressured or worried about having to talk to someone. We also know the majority of young people prefer to get information by using internet websites and we wanted to ensure Swindon Women’s Aid was providing information, support and services that are accessible to everyone”.

For further information on domestic violence and abuse and Swindon Women’s Aid services visit www.swindonwomensaid.org. Alternatively, you can call Swindon Women’s Aid 24 hour helpline on 01793 610610.      

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Notes to editor: For further information please call  Olwen Kelly, Director of Swindon Women’s Aid T 07946 211692