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What do we do?

Responding to the Needs of Individuals and Making Change within Our Local Community

HOMETRUTHS supports anyone from the age of 16 who is experiencing or has experienced domestic violence and abuse, including stalking and harassment, living in Swindon and surrounding areas.  Our services are free to anyone needing support or information and our groups are free to attend as well.  We are a confidential organisation and work within the structure of our Confidentiality Policy that is available for anyone to see if you need reassurance about this.

At HOMETRUTHS we do not judge and we understand your experience.  We know how difficult it is to speak out about what is happening and how scared people are who experience domestic abuse.  We also know that it effects people for a long time even after the relationship has ended and that for many people the abuse doesn't stop when the relationship ends.

We can offer you support, information and safety planning to help you make the right choices for yourself and your children if you have any.  We work with other agencies and can link you in with services that can help such as: solicitors, housing services, financial and benefit advisors, counsellors, domestic abuse unit, family courts and Children's Centres.  We support people who are still in abusive relationships as well as those who are no longer with their abusive partner, whether this is following a recent separation or if you find you are still affected many years later.

We support you in making the right decisions for you.  If you are experiencing domestic violence and abuse you can contact us by phone or email.

We welcome referrals from professionals and agencies working with survivors of domestic abuse.

HOMETRUTHS supports people experiencing domestic abuse on a one to one basis as well as running groups for survivors of domestic abuse. We have specialist Independent Domestic Violence Advocates who can help keep people at high risk of harm safe.

HOMETRUTHS is very committed to raising awareness of the issues of domestic abuse in Swindon but also across the UK.  An example of this is in a recent interview with the BBC for the Sunday Politics Show - http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01jld46/Sunday_Politics_West_10_06_2012/

We are dedicated to helping make change within our local community and within wider society.  This is also achieved through the training and consultancy we provide to professionals across the South West. HOMETRUTHS works with statutory, voluntary and community organisations to provide a joined up response to domestic abuse.

"The most important thing HOMETRUTHS offered me was that very first phone call when I was in bits.  You told me about the situation with so much knowledge and I realised it wasn't my fault.  I do feel I have had all the support you could offer me, all the way through."

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