Once a survivor is out of the abusive relationship, the process of recovery and rebuilding takes time and an individual’s experiences and needs will vary.
Being physically free from the abuser is just the first step, it can take much longer to feel emotionally free and survivors can face ongoing and challenging circumstances such as court proceedings which continue to impact.
The purpose of our Recovery support programme is to provide an additional up to 8-weeks of support for survivors with certain circumstances following the conclusion of their Adult Specialist Intervention and/or IDVA Support.
This extended service offer is intended to provide additional opportunities for support for Survivors that are navigating accommodation transitions, court proceedings or have complex and additional needs. Often these transitions or proceedings are as a direct result of domestic abuse and can re-traumatise victims and force them to have to interact with their abuser. Recovery Support provides additional service input through these moments, so victims do not have to face these without access to support.
We are in the process of developing a recovery toolkit which will be a downloadable self-help resource available to our service users. This will be launched in May 2023.
Recovery Focused Course
We will be running a new recovery-focused course. It is designed for those out of the abusive relationship and will be available to those accessing the Adult Specialist Intervention, IDVA Support or the recovery programme.
The recovery-focused course will be delivered in a group format on weekly basis over Zoom.
The course takes a trauma informed approach. It explores the psychological impact of trauma that many victims of domestic abuse experience. It explores assertiveness, understanding self-confidence, goal setting and building positive relationships. It is designed to be strengths-based and skills and knowledge building, helping survivors to become free of what they have experienced.