• Peterborough Women's Aid
  • Peterborough Women's Aid
  • Peterborough Women's Aid
  • Peterborough Women's Aid
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Contact Telephone Number 08454 103 123 Outreach Number 01733 894 455

The Freedom Programme runs for 10-12 sessions. Informal meetings are held each week exploring different issues relating to domestic violence.

The Freedom Programme aims are:

  • To help women understand the beliefs held by abusive partners and in so doing, recognise which of these beliefs they have shared
  • To illustrate the effects of domestic violence on children
  • To assist women to recognise potential future abusers
  • To help women gain self-esteem and the confidence to improve the quality of their lives
  • To introduce women to community resources such as Women's Aid, the Police Domestic Violence Unit, The Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre, local Colleges etc

The Programme has become an integral part of our service, we continue to run the programme in the community and use the programme on an individual basis with women both in the Refuge and within the Outreach service.

We hope by attending the programme women leave stronger and with a greater understanding of the complexities of domestic abuse.

The experience was great - it was the first time I had talked to people with similar experiences who understood. 2009 Programme Attendee