Specialist Domestic abuse support for Polish people in Manchester

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The project is delivered as a partnership between Europia and Vesta – Specialist Family Support CIC. Vesta SFS CIC offers specialist support to Polish families affected by domestic abuse, parenting issues and poor mental health. 

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 and ensure they are safe in their homes. This support is for both men and women. 

How much does this cost?

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

What support can you get?

The following services are offered to  our clients living in Manchester:

  •  Information, advice and support in accessing local domestic abuse services
  • Welfare & housing advice and support
  • Face-to-face advice Consultations*
  • Online support group for women
  • Counselling
  • Emergency funding for accommodation related needs

*Face-to-face Consultations – are free in-person meetings, where you can obtain information/advice about your situation. Booking prior to the meeting is required.

When and where?

Our online support group for women:

  • coming soon

How to access the support

Please contact Vesta SFS to find out more about the services and to receive support.

  • You can contact Vesta SFS CIC by phone 07545075093 (Mon – Thur, 9.30 – 15.00)
  • or via email manchester@vestasfs.org

The following city of Manchester residents can access this service:

  • 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.

For client referrals please use the form  here



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