Bridge House provides safe and secure accommodation for women and children who’ve had to flee their homes because of domestic violence. This excellent project is run by Action Homeless, a charity that supports around 600 people in Leicester every year.
One of the young women I met, Becky, told me how her life had been turned around during the year she’d stayed at Bridge House. As well as providing a safe place to stay for her and her son, Becky had help with finding training, sorting out her debts, and getting a flat. Becky now wants to use her experiences to help other women who’ve had to flee their homes.
I think women’s refuges play a vital role in helping women who have suffered from domestic violence to rebuild their lives. That’s why I’m backing Action Homeless’ Winter Appeal, which aims to raise £10,000 to fund safe and secure places for children to play. You can find out more about their appeal here or donate directly by clicking here.