NIDAS (Newcastle Integr...

NIDAS (Newcastle Integrated Domestic Abuse Service: IDVA &ISVA)

Women's Services

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Introduction to Service

The Newcastle Integrated Domestic Abuse Service (NIDAS) aims to minimise risk and harm, improve health and wellbeing and support women to build a brighter future.

NIDAS is delivered in partnership with Thirteen Care and Support and incorporates a safe and secure refuge accommodation for survivors of domestic abuse, as well as outreach services to support people in the local community and in their own homes.

Changing Lives provides the IDVA and ISVA support for the NIDAS project.

Key Information

IDVA focuses on risk and risk management. We provide support to high risk victims through trained specialist workers and enable victims to access a range of legal and non-legal advice.

ISVA works with victims of rape and sexual assault aged 14+. They are specially trained to respond sensitively to the needs of the people who have experienced sexual violence, providing both practical and emotional support.

Examples of support offered includes:

  • Providing information to help victims make informed choices
  • Assistance with short and long term housing needs
  • Support with civil and criminal processes
  • Practical and emotional support
  • Referrals to specialist support services
  • Key involvement in the MARAC process

How to access

You can contact the team by calling 0191 481 4132 or the NIDAS 24hr helpline: 0191 214 6501. You can also contact the project manager, Sarah Watson, on 07812664855.

Referrals are received from statutory agencies such as Northumbria Police and Social Services, as well as non-statutory agencies and self-referrals.

We provide support to people regardless of whether they have or have not reported an incident to the police.

How to contact

Please get in touch using the contact details below.

Call us

0191 481 4132 / 0191 214 6501

Are you eligible?

Women and men aged 16+ in Newcastle (IDVA).

Women and men aged 14+ in Newcastle (ISVA).

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