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Central Bedfordshire Women’s Refuge

Our domestic abuse projects provide a safe place for women and their children to recover from trauma and rebuild their lives. Often the abuse will have been endured over many years and our skilled staff provide emotional and practical advice to help women and children to build the confidence, community networks, skills and resilience they need to enable them to resettle independently and free from fear.

The Central Bedfordshire refuges provide 22 self-contained flats across 2 services. In addition to the Support Coordinators and Support Staff we have a Children’s worker and Family Learning Coordinator who provides additional support to all children and service users in the refuge. YMCA are the lead contract holders and work closely with Aragon Housing who are the Landlord of the services and provide a Supported Housing Officer to address the accommodation needs of the clients. Each client signs a Licence Agreement on move into the service that clearly sets out the responsibilities of both the client, Aragon and YMCA alongside other documents such as House Rules. All staff employed within the service maybe male or female. Staff work flexibly between 09:00 and 17:00 Monday to Friday .There is also an on call system available outside of the service core hours for client’s to access in an emergency. 

Who to contact


Where to go

To preserve a safe environment, the location of the refuges is not disclosed until the point of access

Other Details


Referral Details

Professionals can complete the referral form and send to our internal email address that is specifically for referrals. We do ask for professionals to complete as many details as possible.

There are two telephone numbers 0300 323 0145 or 0300 323 0164

Age Bands
11-14 years old
18-25 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old
0-4 years old
5-10 years old