Humraaz Refuge


  • shared temporary, secure refuge accommodation
  • 24-hour CCTV and on-call staff
  • a confidential service
  • emotional and practical support
  • professional counselling
  • advice guidance and information
  • key worker system and service user led support planning
  • advocate with external agencies
  • access to community projects and empowerment sessions
  • group work and craft opportunities
  • tailored support to women whether they decide to return to their partner with appropriate safety planning and consultation with key agencies or settle independently
  • professional and friendly staff, proficient in Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali & English
  • variety of educational and life skill sessions
  • resettlement programme
  • outreach support for those resettled locally
  • volunteering opportunities

Educational Activities include

Positive parenting

Confidence building

Basic English / Numeracy and IT skills


Health awareness

Life Skills

Therapeutic sessions

Educational excursions

Various types of craft sessions


Humraaz does not have the resources to accept women where the following circumstances apply:

 Drug or alcohol dependency

In need of high level support due to mental health issues

With a history of violence, arson and/or other serious offences.