Hestia - Freedom Programme
Hestia will be providing a specialist domestic abuse service in Slough, including outreach support for individuals across East Berkshire. This service will provide practical and emotional support to women, men and children who are victims of domestic abuse via:
- adult 16+ Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy Service (IDVA)
- outreach support (including specialist provision for BAMER groups)
- group-based support.
Hestia opening hours are Monday – Friday, 9am - 5pm. You can email Slough.IDVA@hestia.org or call 01753 477352.
Hestia offers the Freedom Programme - a 10-12 week domestic abuse course which looks at the attitudes and beliefs of abusive men and how this impacts the victims of their abuse. It aims to help women make sense of the abuse so that they can understand what has happened to them, recognise that they are not to blame and identify tactics of abusers, therefore understanding what a healthy relationship should look like. The importance of the group work allows women attending the programme to see that they are not alone and they are able to offer one another support in a non-judgmental environment. The freedom programme also looks at how children are affected by domestic abuse and living in an abusive environment and how their lives change once the abuse is removed.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Hawker House
Heathrow West Business Park
- SL3 8XP
- via Hestia
This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Slough Family Information Service website and Slough Borough Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations