Refuge - East Sussex


Refuge, the specialist domestic violence charity, operates five refuges within East Sussex, in the districts of:

  • Eastbourne
  • Hastings
  • Lewes
  • Rother
  • Wealden

We can offer temporary emergency refuge accommodation to women and children and over, with or without non-adult dependents, who are experiencing domestic violence / abuse.

Accommodation is usually a private bedroom for the woman and her children and shared bathrooms, lounge, kitchens, laundry, garden, etc., although the Eastbourne refuge offers self-contained flats. Accommodation is of a good standard, and bedding, towels, cooking equipment, and emergency provisions are provided.

Refuges give women time and space to make decisions about their futures and our specialist refuge staff are on hand to provide one-to-one emotional and practical support.

Our specialist staff provide residents with the building blocks they need to begin a new life, free from fear. They help women and children to overcome the impacts of violence and abuse and offer a huge range of practical and emotional support. 




Service Details

Service Type:
Specialist Housing

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Your Age Group:
  • Young Adults 16-25
  • Adults 18+

This page was last updated on 19 December 2018

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Contact Details

Contact Name:
Freephone 24-hour National Domestic Violence helpline
0808 2000 247
Contact Name:
24hr referral number for East Sussex Refuges
07795 968 400