West Cornwall Women's Aid was established in 1987.
The Help-line, Outreach and Counsellling services were established in 2001. This service is aimed at women living in West Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly, who are experiencing or have previously experienced domestic violence and abuse.
West Cornwall Women's Aid provides accommodation, support and information to women and children experiencing abusive personal relationships. To enable change, we aim to raise the profile and promote awareness of domestic abuse and associated impacts.
The work of West Cornwall Women's Aid is currently being delivered by a General Manager, 21 paid staff and a team of 27 volunteers. West Cornwall Women's Aid is a fully affiliated member of the Women's Aid Federation of England, adhering to their aims and policies.
Active Working Partnerships with Key Agencies and Organisations
West Cornwall Women's Aid has a close working relationship with many local and national bodies and is actively involved in inter-agency networking for exchange of information, referrals to other sources of help for our service users and raising our profile in the community. Organisations we work with to compliment and support our service include:
Women's Aid Federation of England Community Safety Partnership Adult Social Care Health Agencies Victim Support Children's Centres Police Family Services Local Church Communities NSPCC
Links to some of these websites can be found in our' Useful Links' section.
Values Underpinning The service
To provide positive interventions for women and children experiencing domestic abuse
To drive active and transparent partnerships with service users, colleagues and other agencies
To support women to take control of their own lives
To promote confidentiality and equal access to services