Our team are ready and willing to listen to women in need of support, who are experiencing domestic violence.

We are inclusive

If we have a suitable room in the refuge available, then providing the woman referred meets our criteria, the referral is always accepted and the woman can move in immediately.

Who refers women in need?

You can refer yourself by phoning us directly or someone can ring on your behalf.

The process

Rooms are allocated on a first come basis, we do not operate a waiting list.

We talk to the woman over the phone initially to give details of the refuge and to allow her to ask us any questions.

A more detailed admission and risk assessment process is completed once she arrives at Gilgal.

The Refuge

Gilgal can host up to 14 women and 10 children, living comfortably, with their own bedrooms and sharing kitchen and living facilities.


Women and children often arrive at Gilgal feeling abandoned and alone. Our Support Workers and Children’s Workers are vital to help women on the path to recovery.

Children’s Work

When children witness emotional or physical abuse they need help to view the world more positively again.

Real Life Stories

“Thank you for having me and for the support to find a new place.”

Real Life Stories

"On arrival I felt very nervous and scared but soon became comfortable and settled and this goes for my son as well.  My time here has been happy and I have grown in confidence.”

Real Life Stories

“As a whole my time went really well at Gilgal, the staff were welcoming and very supportive, I have found my voice again.”

Real Life Stories

“I believe in myself again.”

Real Life Stories

“My problems were listened to and I felt very comfortable staying there.”

Get in Touch

We aim to provide a quality and sensitive service in a safe environment. If you feel intimidated, controlled or silenced, that’s abuse. Whether its psychological, physical, sexual, financial or emotional – get help now, we want to listen.

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