News 2017-02-08T09:00:44+00:00

Visit from pioneering Gill Hague

We were delighted to welcome Gill Hague to our offices. Gill is the pioneer in the development of violence against women research. She visited Next Link to share ideas and experiences with our team.

We are very excited to announce Next Link South Glos!

Next Link South Glos will be providing Domestic Abuse Services across South Glos from 1st July 2017 Next Link South Glos provide support services for anyone (women, men, children) who has been the victim of domestic abuse. Our services include telephone help and advice, safe houses, community outreach services and group programmes. Give [...]

Missing Link were out and about to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week #MHAWBristol 

Above: The ‘Give and Get’ taster with Bristol City Council and Helpfulpeeps in the Galleries, part of #MHAWBristol. Below: Big thanks to the Female Empowerment Network who donated proceeds of their event to Missing Link.

Recognition for our Safe Link team leader

Congratulations to Debbie, our Safe Link Team Leader on receiving her PCC Pride Award. The Awards, from Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens, recognise the silent stars who achieve great things or go above and beyond what is expected. The awards aim to give people the chance to highlight those [...]

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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 that was available to them.

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 and Somerset Area to increase the number of victims from the LGBT communities to seek help. At the same time we ran a course to raise awareness of Domestic and Sexual Violence within LGBT communities. The Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens was a key speaker and the conference was [...]

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 for the women and children who are experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse and during this time, more than ever, they require the support of specialist services like we provide at Next Link. We strive to ensure the families we work with have a safe and happy Christmas day and the [...]

More news

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 at 4:45am
You can help us support vulnerable women by donating £5, just text 'MLNL05 £5' to 70070! https://t.co/Yz1eIvWKc4 NextLinkHousing photo
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 at 5:48pm
We have some exciting job opportunities coming up. Get in touch or visit our website to find out more!! #mentalhealth #jobs #workingtogether https://t.co/J1Umh7kLhR NextLinkHousing photo
Thursday, August 17th, 2017 at 11:30pm
We have a number of very exciting job opportunities. If you are interested please check out our website!! https://t.co/P4Pkb55CpD
Thursday, August 17th, 2017 at 7:10pm
If you need advice about Domestic Violence you can come to our Drop In on Friday at Bannerman Road! #advice #support https://t.co/k9BhTH1PzY NextLinkHousing photo
Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 11:20pm
Domestic Abuse can take many forms. If you are unsure whether you are experiencing abuse, speak to us! https://t.co/N0JeKZ3S2e NextLinkHousing photo

To find out more about these services please call 0333 323 1543 or email safe.link@nextlinkhousing.co.uk