Aura provides gender-informed support for anyone affected by domestic abuse in North Lanarkshire regardless of age, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic/religious background. Aura recognises that everyone’s experience is different and our support is tailored to your individual needs and circumstances.
Domestic abuse can exist in every kind of relationship and can happen to anyone. If you are affected, please know you are not alone.
Whether you have experienced physical, emotional, financial, sexual abuse or coercive control, Aura can offer support, information and advocacy to make sure you are aware of your rights and that you can access your options and make informed choices. Dedicated support workers will always take your concerns seriously and will treat you with respect, dignity and care.
What you can expect from Aura:
- A non-judgmental and friendly response that puts you at the centre;
- You will never be told that you need to leave your partner, but will be supported to leave if you choose to;
- A full risk and needs assessment, with referrals and signposting to additional relevant services as and when appropriate;
- Safety planning advice for you and any child(ren) who live with you;
- Informal emotional and practical support to help build your confidence and resilience;
- Support to understand the dynamics of domestic abuse and to recognise the signs of abuse taking place;
- Support to access alternative living arrangements if this is what you wish to do;
- Support to access legal services and advice;
- Out of hours support using an online chat facility;
- Outreach support so you can speak to a support worker at a time and place that is suitable, accessible and safe for you;
- Long-term support that dynamically reviews your situation to ensure that you continue to receive a high standard of support even if your circumstances change.