The casework team offers specialist support to women who’ve experienced addiction, domestic and sexual violence, mental health, housing and finance, and criminal justice. Last year the team worked intensively with 169 women, enabling many to permanently step away from the streets and begin new lives free from poverty, violence and addiction.
"You believed in me when I had no hope and showed me respect and care. You helped me into a safer place to live which has transformed my health and wellbeing. You've always been so willing to work hard with me at my recovery."- Poppy
Caseworkers give women one-to-one support to take steps to improve their quality of life. They help women take ownership of their lives, identify the changes they want to make and then achieve these goals. Alongside partner services in Bristol and beyond they offer flexible, seamless support.
They first assess each woman’s immediate needs – such as securing a safe place to live – and then meet regularly to work on achieving their longer-term goals: rehabilitation from drugs, freedom from the streets or rebuilding relationships with safe family members. Referrals for casework support can come from anywhere: outreach, drop-in, other support agencies and self-referrals.Stories from casework