Residents are encouraged to establish new routines and break old ties to ensure ongoing safety for themselves and their children. This includes finding new schools, cancelling old bank accounts/joint credit cards and using a post office box rather than their home address.
If a family wishes to remain in a familiar area, there are other options available to keep them safe in their home and local police / domestic violence advisors may be able to assist with this.
There are six bedrooms in the large detached house. Each bedroom varies in size and can accommodate different family sizes - from single women to women with three children. One of the bedrooms is located on the ground floor so is suitable for less mobile residents.
Each private bedroom is fully furnished and has its own fridge-freezer. There is enough space in each of the bedrooms for clothes and personal possessions and DWR can provide travel cots, highchairs and bedding if needed.
Communal facilities include a large kitchen with a dining table, a living room with comfy sofas and a television, two bathrooms, a playroom and a summer room which over looks the garden. In the secure garden children will find a large climbing frame and a slide.
Residents are responsible for keeping their own bedroom clean and a rota is in place to share the cleaning of the communal areas.
The building has security cameras and door entry systems to ensure complete safety for all residents.
Dacorum Women’s Refuge is well located for local amenities such as shops and public transport links. It is also well placed for access to schools, nurseries, play groups, local children’s centres and healthcare facilities. There is also access to leisure facilities including a swimming pool, cinema and parks.