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Berkshire Women's Aid runs11 refuges across the Reading, Wokingham, Bracknell and Newbury areas for women fleeing domestic abuse.

Whatever you decide and however long you stay, we hope we can make things easier for you.

We try to make sure that our refuges are safe, friendly and comfortable places to stay while you decide what to do next.

The decision to leave an abusive relationship is an extremely difficult one, and our staff can talk to you about what your options are.

If you think you may need to leave your home urgently, try and plan what you are going to do. Taking the following things with you will make things easier when you arrive in a refuge: money, including change for the phone; passport; details of your bank accounts; important phone numbers; reference numbers for your mortgage/insurance; medical cards & any medication needed by you and any children you are taking with you; benefit books; birth/marriage certificates; change of clothes & baby essentials etc.

More about being in a refuge

Last Updated 07/07/2010

Berkshire Women's Aid is a Registered Charity - No.  1050484

and a Limited Company registered in the UK - No. 3081670