Aylesbury Women’s Aid is a charity and company limited by guarantee that was set up in 1986 by a small group of women who were concerned that there was no provision for women experiencing abuse by their partners. The services are based on five principles:
- The abused woman is of central importance.
- The need to empower women and enable them to regain control. Women’s Aid services are provided by women and for women.
- The value of the mutual support of other women who have similar experience.
- A commitment to caring for the emotional, developmental and educational needs of children affected by domestic violence.
- An open door policy.
Aylesbury Women’s Aid is affiliated to the Women’s Aid Federation (England) which was established for the benefit of abused women and their children mindful of the fact that domestic violence is a result of the general position of women in society.
Over the years the organisation has developed in many ways, from a very small start with only volunteers to run a 5-bedroomed refuge. It now has 15 full and part time staff members and a broad base of good practice policies to work with. A purpose built refuge rented from a housing association and a smaller house owned by Aylesbury Women’s Aid have the capacity to house 14 families/single women. Also a separate office for outreach and IDVA work located in the town centre where clients can visit.
Aylesbury Women’s Aid operates in the Vale of Aylesbury, which covers the towns of Aylesbury and Buckingham and the surrounding villages.
See Map for the areas we cover
If you are an agency and you would like to make a referral to the services please complete an agency referral form