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Adding our support to the sexual abuse and sexual violence awareness week campaign

You can talk to us, call Safe Link on  0333 323 1543 or click here... Sexual abuse and sexual violence awareness week is 6th - 12th February. We don’t talk about sexual abuse enough. That’s not ok. The awareness week was established to give an opportunity for the general public, statutory and [...]

Our annual candle lit vigil generated an increase in women seeking help

Thanks to everyone who supported our candle lit vigil to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. We have held this event for 18 years and each year it has generated an increase in women seeking help.

We were delighted to share ideas with visitors from Germany and Brazil

We were delighted to meet with women from GENSINE Domestic Abuse Service who provide domestic abuse services in Germany to share ideas about each other’s work. Dr Carlos, a domestic abuse researcher from Brazil came to see how we support women who have experienced abuse here in the UK.

Visit from the home office to find out about local domestic abuse services

We had a visit from the Director General of Crime, Policing & Fire Paul Lincoln who came to find out about local domestic abuse services. He talked with staff and service users including our peer mentors to hear about their experience of the police, criminal justice system and the help [...]

Improving access to domestic and sexual violence services for LGBT communities

This year together with the Diversity Trust we held a conference to launch a report on our work to improve access to domestic and sexual violence services for LGBT communities. We provided new materials and promoted new ways of working to all domestic and sexual abuse services in the Avon [...]

Do you have any festive gifts you could donate to the women and children in our safe houses?

Christmas is around the corner and Next Link is gearing up for what will undoubtedly be a busy period. Domestic abuse happens all year round and many women and children will be spending this Christmas in our safe houses. The festive period can be an incredibly difficult time of year [...]

SAFE LINK celebrates the 3,500 victims that they have supported

Staff mark the 3,500 victims that they have supported since the service began.

SAFE Link staff celebrating being awarded a Red Nose Plaque for the office.

Comic Relief fund our young person’s Independent Sexual Violence Advocate and our Peer Support worker.

Judy McFarlane visits Next link to exchange ideas

Judy is a champion of DV advocacy in the US and internationally. She came to meet staff and service users from Next Link to talk about her work in the US and hear about the work Next Link is doing.

Next Link wins back the contract for Bristol domestic abuse service.

Next Link, the renowned Bristol based domestic abuse service is to continue providing domestic abuse services in Bristol, following a reconsideration by Bristol City Council and an endorsement of their bid by top national experts. In 2015 Next Link was told by Bristol City Council that their funding bid was unsuccessful and instead the Council intended to fund a national organisation based in London. Next Link challenged the decision in the High Court and an agreement was reached that an independent panel of national experts would consider the two bids. This panel have now decided that the bid from Next [...]

Next Link supporters run Bath Half Marathon

Volunteers from Bath University running to raise money for Next Link children services.

More news

Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at 8:13pm
Last chance to apply for our Duty Telephone Helpline Worker, download an application pack here: NextLinkHousing photo
Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at 4:23am
Well done to the fabulous Sarah who started as an ISVA with Safe Link just 3 years ago and has since worked her...
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 10:05pm
Well done to the fantastic Sarah who started as an ISVA with @SafeLinkSupport in 2014 & has worked her way up to Next Link Service Manager! NextLinkHousing photo
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 at 7:55pm
Congratulations to Debbie, our Safe Link Team Leader, who received her PCC Pride Award yesterday! NextLinkHousing photo
Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 4:56am
Last chance to lead our Complex Needs Safe House, Crisis and Helpline teams. Download an application pack here:

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