Refuge accommodation

RISE provides crisis accommodation for women and children escaping domestic abuse.

This is by way of a refuge - which is a secure and confidential address where people receive specialist support from staff trained to work with women and children affected by domestic abuse.

Our refuge has room for 15 families in urgent need.

We also provide one of the few dedicated LGBT refuge and support services, partnering with Manchester and London as part of a Government funded project.

If you are in immediate danger you may be eligible for refuge accommodation.

To apply for a place in our refuge please call RISE on Freephone 0300 323 9985. Alternatively, the 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247 can access the UK National Refuge Vacancies Database. If it's not safe for you to stay in Brighton & Hove, you will be offered a space in a refuge somewhere else in the UK.

Staying in a Refuge

Staying in a refuge is not easy but we try our best to make the experience as positive as possible. On arrival you are given a key worker who will meet with you and draw up a support plan.  They will work with you to help find safe, permanent, accommodation.

Children in refuge

Children and young people are given special support to help them adapt to their new environment and to overcome the effects of living with domestic abuse.

Leaving refuge

On leaving the refuge your key worker will continue to support you. They will help with your move back into the community, and with things like maintaining a tenancy.