Welcome to SEEds Cornwall

We are a group of female survivors of domestic abuse and we are committed to influencing and improving agency response and service delivery for women and children living with domestic abuse.

We are trained in domestic abuse awareness and presentation skills to assist in representing the voice of survivors and working with the media providing interviews and attending as guest speakers at corporate events.

Support Contacts

MARU (MULTI AGENCY REFERRAL UNIT) 0300 123 1116
If you have immediate concerns regarding the safety of any child or young person.

National Domestic Abuse Helpline 24 hours 0808 2000 247 confidential, non-judgemental support and information.

Samaritans 116123
Rape Crisis 0808 8029999
Safer Futures 0300 777 4777 or email saferfutures@firstlight.org.uk
Susie Project support for women
(and men) who have left their abuser
01209 699241
Womens Centre Cornwall 01208 76466
LGBTQ+ Intercom Trust helpline 0800 612 3010 or email helpline@intercomtrust.org.uk

Accommodation Crisis numbers :

Cornwall Women’s Refuge Trust
01872 277814
Cornwall Housing
0300 1234 161 or Cornwallhousing.gov.uk/housingoptions

The quickest way is to register online. Customers are responsible for paying for emergency accommodation and pets are usually not allowed. If you are in receipt of housing benefit, it will normally cover it. If you are earning more than £16,000 p.a you will have to pay it yourself and you could be located anywhere in Cornwall.

Financial Help

Inform HMRC if you have separated Universal Credit helpline 0800 328 5644

Understandinguniversalcredit.gov.uk is a helpful page to look at to see what support you can get. Money Advice Plus financial support and advice 0808 1968 845

If you are in danger always call 999 for police.

If you have been a victim of assault, attacked by a partner but are now safe always report it to police on 101, on line or 999. Always ask for and keep crime/log reference numbers.

Our aims for the survivor

Our aims for the survivor are to be a voice of lived experience, which makes us the expert, we aim to increase the understanding of domestic abuse amongst those working in the statutory sector.

To work with survivors in Cornwall to obtain their views about the effectiveness and value of local services for women experiencing and fleeing abuse.

To empower women to move forward in their lives by making positive use of their often-traumatic experiences.

Our aims as a group

Our aims as a group are to highlight good practice, identify gaps and challenge poor practice.

We represent survivors on the Safer Cornwall DASV Partnership Board. We will work collaboratively with all forums including the LGBTQ, Trans and Gender Specific groups and those with complex needs.

We will participate in raising awareness locally and nationally by attending events.

  • Enable a better understanding from a survivor’s perspective
  • Contribute to corporate training and CPD
  • Increase staff awareness and perception of incidents and the impact of abuse
  • Facilitate focus group activities, training and discussions around domestic abuse

Together we are stronger, no woman should live in fear, lets tackle the roots as one.

Browse this website and help raise awareness, leave feedback or contribute by completing our surveys.

www.seedscornwall.org
enquiries.seedscornwall@outlook.com

You can also find us on Facebook Seeds Cornwall (a public page) and SEEdS Cornwall Focus Group (a private, closed group)