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The Acorns

Tel: 0300 131 7920

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Stonham is the service provider for the refuge in Calderdale - The Acorns - which provides a flexible, responsive accommodation-based service to women fleeing domestic abuse and their children alongside floating support for male victims. They are a specialist refuge who also provides provision for Asian women and children with staff who have Asian language skills.

The accommodation provides a temporary safe house for women and their children. They have a local on-call for referrals 9.00am-5pm at the weekend and Bank Holidays. A resettlement service is also provided for up to 10 women who are re-housed in the Calderdale area leaving the refuge.

The type of support offered includes:
<> Housing and accessing move-on accommodation.
<> Financial - managing a budget and maximising income throughadvice on welfare and housing benefits
<> Life Skills - practical advice on running a home (e.g. shopping, cooking meals, opening a bank account etc)
<> Meaningful Use of Time - accessing other support and community services (e.g. training, employment, volunteering and leisure activities)
<> Children - accessing support for children through play sessions, 1:1 support, parenting support and links to other children's service providers (e.g. schools, nursery, Sure Start)
<> Safety - managing clients safety and security
<> Legal - accessing specialist legal advice (e.g. immigration, child contact, separation, housing)
<> Wellbeing - accessing health care and other specialist services (e.g. counselling services) and advice on healthy living.

Relevant for

  • Safeguarding adults

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Contact us

Gateway to Care

Tel: 01422 393000
Textphone: 01422 393398
Text messages only: 07776454642

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Gateway to Care Halifax Customer First 19 Horton Street Halifax HX1 1QE


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