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

Our annual candlelit vigil to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women was a great success.

Thanks to Sue Mountstevens, Police and Crime Commissioner, for leading our march and to everyone who came along and supported it. We chose this occasion to launch our zero tolerance pledge.

AND THE AWARD GOES TO… The IRISi team receive the University of Bristol Vice Chancellor’s Impact Award for Policy and Practice.

Next Link are always looking for innovative ways to tackle domestic violence. They have worked closely with Professor Gene Feder and his team since the launch of the IRIS Project, running the first pilot scheme.

Big thanks to Bristol Hash Harriers for making us one of their 2017 Bristol Hash Charities and raising the fantastic sum of £637.

The club is pictured presenting their cheque to Missing Link & Next Link’s Chief Executive, Carol Metters MBE.

Thank you to everyone who came to our South Glos Domestic Abuse Services launch and who made the event such a success.

A very special thank you to the lovely Phoebe for singing at the launch and to our Guest speakers Sue Mountstevens, Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Avon and Somerset, and Amanda Deeks, Chief Executive, South Gloucestershire Council. The event was an opportunity to find out about Next Link services, [...]

PCC Pride Award for our SAFE Link team.

Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens recognised our Safe Link team with her latest Pride Awards. The awards aim to give people the chance to highlight those working tirelessly in their communities or organisations. Debbie, our Safe Link Team Leader also won an award earlier this year.

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 [...]

Next Link Flyers run the Bath Half!

Watch Phoebe’s Story here

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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 third sector organisations to participate in a discussion about sexual abuse and sexual violence. During the week people raise awareness about sexual abuse and sexual violence and how to prevent it in the UK.

More news

Friday, December 8th, 2017 at 9:33pm
Christmas can be a very difficult time for some families. Children who come into our safehouses often have to leave home with nothing.
Make a difference this Christmas with the #GivingTree at @CabotCircus
Friday, December 8th, 2017 at 2:53am
Thank you to all those who came along to share ideas and learn from our specialists. Working to create a city free from violence and abuse.
Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at 10:04pm
Great turnout so far! Come along and talk to our specialists about supporting women who are victims of Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage. NextLinkHousing photo
Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at 5:12pm
Come along to @StMaryRedcliffe to visit our trees designed and made collaboratively by service users and staff. Wonderful display of creativity by all.
Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 at 4:14am
Wonderful to be part of #Treefest. A big thank you to our service users who designed our Empowerment tree and The Tree of Hope NextLinkHousing photo
Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 at 1:18am
Please join us for our Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage open afternoon this Thursday 7th December, 12:30-4pm at 5 Queen Square, Bristol, BS1 4JQ. Our specialist HBV specialist will be here to answer any of your questions and discuss best practice. NextLinkHousing photo

To find out more about these services please call 0333 323 1543 or email