WATCH THIS SPACE. CWA would like to thank everyone for supporting us recently,however, we may still require your support in future. At West Dunbartonshire Council's Meeting on 4th February 2015 the council agreed to provide an additional £150,000 to the Community Planning Partnership for protection of vulnerable women. Both women's aid groups will be eligible to access this funding on condition of agreed negotiation with West Dunbartonshire Council regarding our service provision. Until negotiations are concluded on the details of what this means for our service, CWA may have to continue with our campaign. We greatly appreciate everyones support at this time.
CWA would like to thank everyone for their overwhelming support and for signing our petition which is almost at the 2000 signatures mark! Councillor Martin Rooney, (the leader of the Labour Administration) has made some worrying and inaccurate comments on social media and in the press. If you wish to read the details of this please access the news section of our website. Although the bottom line is WDC are withdrawing £191,000 for supporting women, children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. We hope you don't all have battle fatigue and hope to see you on Wednesday 4th February 2015 at 1.30pm at WDC Council Offices Garshake Road, G82 3PU, to make a noise!
Please sign our online petition.
Women's Aid Loses Domestic Abuse Support Service
Specialised domestic abuse support provided by Clydebank
Women's Aid since 1981 is to stop due to West Dunbartonshire
Council refusing to fund this work. From April 1st 2015
families living in refuge as well as other residents within
Clydebank will no longer be able to access women's aid support if
West Dunbartonshire Council don't make a u-turn on their
This means that women, children and young people who have experioenced domestic abuse will lose out on this vital suuport to recover from their experiences. We believe more suffering and deaths due to domestic abuse will occur if this service is eliminated.
Join us in demonstrating at West Dunbartonshire Council offices, Garshake Road, G82 3PU at 1:30pm on 4th February 2015.
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MORE THAN REFUGE
Clydebank Womens Aid are an all woman local Women's Aid collective based in Clydebank. We are a confidential organisation which provides information, support and refuge, if needed, for women, children & young people who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse. You do not have to come into refuge to get support. Services we provide include:
For further information and support call 0141 952 8118
A woman will be on the other end of the line from 10-4 Monday to Thursday and 10 till 1pm on a Friday.
Information is on the answer machine 24 hours. You can leave a message and we will phone you back.
CWA actively encourage you to tell us what you think about our service. There are many ways you can do this.
Give us a phone, pop in or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
CWA will arrange interpreting and/or ensure access to enable all women, children and young people to give us feedback.
For emergency accomodation out of hours in West Dunbartonshire phone: 08001971004
To speak to someone out of hours you can phone the Scottish Domestic abuse helpline on:
0800 027 1234
Clydebank Women's Aid is a registered charity: SC011636