WHO ARE WE?
Ladies’ Lounge is a charity set up to support vulnerable women who have been affected by domestic abuse/violence and as a consequence have mental health problems and/or addictions. We meet on the top floor of the Salvation Army building in Market Street Torquay on Mondays 10.30am -1.00pm and Wednesdays 2.00 – 4pm. Both days we offer snacks and refreshments. We run a ‘craft table’ as we find this helps our ladies to relax, open up and share their experiences. There is also an area for those who prefer to relax and chat. Our volunteers are trained, DBS checked and are happy to signpost to relevant help. It is great to see the change that care, listening, encouragement and the learning of new life skills can make in a person’s confidence and well-being. Find out more about who we are and how we can help here.
HOW DO I GET HELP FOR MYSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE?
If you’ve been affected by Domestic Abuse, Emotional/Economic Abuse or Violence, you can refer yourself.
If you’re an agency or an organisation, you can refer clients to us.
Just fill in the referral form and someone from our team will be in touch.
If you need help, please contact the Torbay Community Helpline on 01803 446 022 between 10am and 6pm Monday to Friday and 9.30am to 12.30pm Saturdays. Alternatively you can check the Torbay Domestic Abuse Services website for further Help and Advice.
If you are at immediate risk of harm dial 999.
HOW CAN I HELP?
As a local organisation, we provide support and expertise within the local community. As a Charity, we rely on donations and volunteers to continue the work we’ve been doing since 2015.
Come and join our friendly team of volunteers and gain new skills, check out our Get Involved page.
Donations and fundraising are vital to our future, choose the most convenient way for you to donate on our Get Involved page.
LADIES’ LOUNGE ROLE IN THE STANDING TALL PARTNERSHIP
Ladies’ Lounge is part of the Standing Tall Partnership. Standing Tall is a partnership of local community groups and organisations that have come together to provide a range of local support to people in Torbay who have experienced domestic abuse or sexual violence.
The help and support that you might want may come in many different forms. You might need help with legal advice, court appearances, practical help for you and your children, peer support or counselling and therapy. There is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to getting help.
At the Ladies’ Lounge, we focus on emotional and peer support and can provide help and signposting in different ways. Read more about how the Standing Tall partnership works on our dedicated page.