Domestic abuse support in Manchester

Specialist support for Polish men and women

The project is delivered as a partnership between Vesta – Specialist Family Support CIC and Europia, a charity based in Manchester offering practical community and well-being projects as well as providing free welfare advice, legal surgery, and immigration advice.

The aim is to support Polish people who experience domestic abuse and their safe accommodation needs. 

We are concerned that Polish people, despite the fact that they constitute one of the largest minority groups in Manchester, are overlooked by services and their needs are not sufficiently met. They face a lot of barriers in accessing specialist services – language barrier, fear from statutory agencies, lack of knowledge of the system, isolation and financial difficulties.

Who is this service for?

The project aims to offer Specialist Support for Polish victims and survivors of domestic abuse in Manchester. The support is for both men and women. 

How much does this cost?

This is a free service. The project is funded by Manchester City Council.

What support can you get?

The following services are offered to clients living in Manchester:

  • Information, advice and support in accessing local domestic abuse services

  • Welfare & housing advice and support

  • Drop-in sessions 

  • Online support group for women

  • Counselling

  • Emergency funding for accommodation related needs

How to access the support

You do not need to be referred to access this service.

 

  • Contact Vesta SFS CIC directly by phone 07545075093 (Mon – Thur, 9.30 – 15.00) or via email info@vestasfs.org

 

The service is available to the residents of the following areas of Manchester:

  • Ancoats, Ardwick, Baguley, Benchill, Beswick, Blackley, Bradford, Burnage, Charlestown, Cheetham, Chorlton, City Centre, Clayton, Collyhurst, Crumpsall, Didsbury, Fallowfield,Gorton, Harpurhey, Hulme, Levenshulme, Longsight, Miles Platting, Moss Nook, Moss Side, Moston, Newall Green, Newton Heath, Northenden, Northern Moor, Openshaw, Peel Hall, Rusholme, Sharston, Whalley Range, Withington, Woodhouse Park, Wythenshawe.

 

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The project is financed by Manchester City Council

If you would like to refer a Polish client to this service, please complete our referral form and send it to us following instructions on the form.
We also accept self-referrals.

If you would like to find out more about the project please CONTACT US.