Allison Gardner (Safer Places)
Allison Gardner
Safer Places


08450 177668,
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PO Box 2489,
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Safer Places is an independent charity which provides a comprehensive range of services to adults and children affected by domestic and sexual abuse who live in West Essex, Mid Essex, North and East Hertfordshire and Southend.

The people who use our services are at the heart of our organisation and we aim to work closely with them to enable them to overcome the impact of their experience and to build a brighter and safe future for themselves and any children they may have.

Domestic abuse and social isolation rob people of their confidence, their self esteem and their hope for the future. We work with them in a holistic way to help them recover, to empower them, to rebuild their lives and to go on and achieve for themselves things they might once have thought of as impossible dreams.

We provide support to people living in their own homes or in one of our refuges. We also offer legal advice, specialist programmes for people who have experienced domestic violence, counselling, individual and group support, support with accessing housing and benefits and a wide range of activities for adults and young people. We also offer excellent training and employability within a safe and nurturing environment where learners can develop new skills, gain qualifications and get the support and help they need to be able to go on to further education or employment.

We are passionate about diversity and equality and will do all that we can to ensure that everyone who needs our services can use them. We offer services to women and to men but we keep the services separate so women will only ever be with other women, and men with other men. We will arrange interpreters for people who do not speak English well, have staff who speak a range of languages and who can sign, we can accommodate people who have disabilities who require ongoing care.