BWA works throughout Bracknell, Reading and Wokingham, and they are affiliated to the Women’s Aid Federation of England (WAFE).
BWA provides advice, support and refuge services to victims of domestic abuse and provides information and education on the subject to make the case for effective action against domestic violence, intimidation and psychological abuse and for policies that support victims of abuse.
They provide confidential support, information, outreach services and refuge accommodation for women and their children who are affected by domestic abuse and violence.
They provide confidential support, information and outreach services to men who have experienced domestic abuse and violence.
All women, children and men should be able to live free from the fear and experience of domestic abuse and violence in their homes and relationships.
All BWA activities are underpinned by a set of values adopted by the organisation’s volunteers, staff, management and trustees:
Welcoming and empowering – they listen, encourage and equip people to make
Places of safety – they provide environments where anyone using their services can talk freely, live safely and think about the future
They do not judge – they listen and provide the environment where people using the service can recognise that some aspects of their life are not the way they want them to be
Trust – you can trust BWA: confidentiality is paramount and people using their service can count on professional, highly skilled support
Equality – they believe in providing support to anyone who needs it, regardless of their sex, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability
Raising awareness – BWA encourages people to understand domestic abuse and violence, to seek support and report concerns.
Where is Berkshire Women’s Aid