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Violence Against Women and Girls Services

Through our violence against women and girls (VAWG) projects the Angelou Centre works with women who have experienced domestic/sexual violence often in addition to immigration abuse, harmful practices such as FGM, sexual exploitation, forced marriage, trafficking and HBV/A perpetrated through varying cultural and social lenses by intimate partners, family members and or community members.

The communities that the Angelou Centre supports also face multiple intersecting barriers, often have the lowest socio-economic outcomes in the North East, are destitute and homeless, or living in unstable or unsafe housing without support networks. In addition, we support migrant women who also have complex immigration issues, no recourse to public funds, face racial discrimination and harassment, hate crime and economic exploitation. 

The Angelou Centre annually supports over 350 women and their children directly through our specialist advocacy (IDVA, ISVA, Outreach) and refuge accommodation services – and over 200 through our wider recovery programmes, training and counselling. The Angelou Centre also directly supports 150 children and young survivors of violence and abuse each year.  Of the 700 black and minoritised survivors of abuse that the Angelou Centre supports over 60% of women and children will have uncertain/unknown immigration status or no recourse to public funds at the point of initial contact.

Advice, Advocacy and Accommodation:  Covid 19 Information

  • All services remain open for referrals, advice and guidance. We continue to take new referrals, and despite the increase in referrals we retain a capacity for new referrals. We do not have a walk in service available at present. Email:[email protected];
  • We will continue to support as many women as we can by providing individual casework over the phone and working with agencies who support women at risk;
  • Our refuge accommodation remains open and fully operational, we are following public health guidelines, but continue to provide a dedicated wrap around service. We continue to provide specific accommodation to women without recourse to funds;
  • We are regularly in contact with existing service users and women and children who remain vulnerable;
  • We are providing food and hygiene banks to our survivors who are destitute or have no recourse to funds;
  • We continue to participate in national women’s rights and end VAWG campaigning to address the changes that are desparately needed to ensure black and minoritised women and children are adequately and equitably protected;
  • We continue to provide vital specialist services to women at risk and to prioritise women and children’s rights, safety and protection throughout this pandemic.

For our violence against women and girl’s services including advocacy and refuge support and to make a referral please email:

[email protected]


You can also ring our Angelou Centre number if you have any queries or would like to access our NRPF Helpline: 0191 2260394


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Address: The Angelou Centre, 17 Brighton Grove, Fenham, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5NS

Phone: 0191 2260394

Email: [email protected]

The Angelou Centre is a not-for-profit Limited Company. 

Registered Company No. 2855091

Registered Charity No 1044344