A refuge is a safe house for women and children escaping domestic violence. The address is confidential and no men are allowed in the building.
A refuge is much more than a safe roof over a woman or child’s head. Our specialist staff provide residents with the building blocks they need to begin a new life, free from fear. They help women and children to overcome the impacts of violence and abuse and offer a huge range of practical and emotional support. This might include support on housing, education, accessing benefits, employment, or immigration, or it might mean helping a woman to achieve better health and wellbeing.
There are refuges throughout the country offering emergency accommodation and support to those who are escaping domestic abuse. We provide four refuges and some units of dispersed accommodation.
We have two purpose built facilities in Keighley. These have different sized bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms, communal kitchens, a lounge and playroom, and can accommodate up to 11 women with or without children. We have two other refuges; they accommodate up to 16 families and include 8 self-contained flats, one of which is fully wheelchair accessible.