Beauty for Ashes
Beauty for Ashes is a women's support group for those who have survived domestic abuse and have removed themselves from the relationship, and perhaps not sought any help from crisis teams or refuge.
Our aim is to provide an environment of mutual self help and support, concentrating on overcoming personal difficulties that are experienced as a result of the abuse. Many feel that their only option is to self manage their own circumstances in getting on with life after the abuse, perhaps due to lack of support.
Many of the women who attend the course with us will be at various stages in the rebuilding of their lives. Some may only be a year on but for others it might be five years or even longer. The physical, emotional and social impact of an abusive relationship can last a lifetime, but with help and support through our weekly programme our aim is that women will feel equipped to lead improved independent lives, building their self esteem, self determination and empowerment.
We have two courses; one is available to all and the other is designed for women with a Christian faith.