Safer Families: Enhanced Caseworkers

One-to-one support for those at risk of domestic abuse.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) update

The Gaia Centre is accepting referrals for Lambeth survivors of gender-based violence – including domestic and sexual violence.

The centre is primarily supporting people by phone. This is to protect staff from the virus. 

Please call 020 7733 8724.

Face-to-face appointments will be risk assessed on a case-by-case basis.

What is it?

Safer Families: Enhanced Caseworkers provide a Gaia centre Domestic Violence Outreach Service specifically for adults experiencing domestic violence, who are either pregnant or have families with children under 4 years old, living in the LEAP wards of Coldharbour, Vassall, Stockwell and Tulse Hill in Lambeth.

What is the purpose?

The purpose of Safer Families: Enhanced Caseworkers is to provide long-term support ensuring that all parents support needs are met for as long as they would like to access the service. It is available to anyone who could be experiencing domestic abuse living in a LEAP ward.

How does it work?

You can contact us at any stage, whether the abuse is just beginning or has escalated.

The service offers emotional support, and advice on practical matters such as safety, legal, housing, financial as well as holistic support to enable clients to feel less isolated.

What happens in a session?

LEAP’s Enhanced Casework service offers face-to-face appointments and works flexibly to meet people in the community or wherever they feel safe. 

For example, we can meet at children’s centres, or existing appointments, such as midwife sessions. 

We can then talk to you, listen and try to understand what you could be experiencing.

What are the outcomes?

Everyone’s needs are unique and so we will work with each client to create a support plan that helps keep you safe and is tailored to your  individual needs. For example, clients who access our service can: 

  • Talk to someone confidentially  who understands what they are going through.
  • Find out about support networks in the community.
  • Get specialist support for their children.
  • Get emotional support.
  • Manage their financial situation.
  • Move away from the area.
  • Stay at home but find out how they can be safe.
  • Receive support if they are considering going to court.
  • Receive support if they are considering contacting the police.
  • Access legal advice.

How to contact

You can phone or email the team, who will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Phone: 0207 7338724

How to contact

St Michael’s Fellowship

Safer Families used to include group work by St Michael’s Fellowship. These LEAP groups finished in March 2020. St. Michael’s Fellowship continues to support Lambeth families. Find out about its services.

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