News 2016-11-25T16:36:03+00:00

Visit from pioneering Gill Hague

We were delighted to welcome Gill Hague to our offices. Gill is the pioneer in the development of violence against women research. She visited Next Link to share ideas and experiences with our team.

We are very excited to announce Next Link South Glos will be providing Domestic Abuse Services across South Glos from 1st July 2017!

Next Link South Glos – New Domestic Abuse Services across South Gloucestershire: Next Link South Glos provide support services for anyone (women, men, children) who has been the victim of domestic abuse. Our services include telephone help and advice, safe houses, community outreach services and group programmes. Give us a call on [...]

Missing Link were out and about to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week #MHAWBristol 

Above: The ‘Give and Get’ taster with Bristol City Council and Helpfulpeeps in the Galleries, part of #MHAWBristol. Below: Big thanks to the Female Empowerment Network who donated proceeds of their event to Missing Link.  

Recognition for our Safe Link team leader

Congratulations to Debbie, our Safe Link Team Leader on receiving her PCC Pride Award. The Awards, from Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens, recognise the silent stars who achieve great things or go above and beyond what is expected. The awards aim to give people the chance to highlight those [...]

Watch Phoebe’s story here

Adding our support to the sexual abuse and sexual violence awareness week campaign

You can talk to us, call Safe Link on  0333 323 1543 or click here... Sexual abuse and sexual violence awareness week is 6th - 12th February. We don’t talk about sexual abuse enough. That’s not ok. The awareness week was established to give an opportunity for the general public, statutory and [...]

Standing together in solidarity for International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

We supported our Soroptimist Colleagues on their march from Temple Meads to the Lord Mayors Chapel at the bottom of Park Street.

Our annual candle lit vigil generated an increase in women seeking help

Thanks to everyone who supported our candle lit vigil to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. We have held this event for 18 years and each year it has generated an increase in women seeking help.

Visit from the home office to find out about local domestic abuse services

We had a visit from the Director General of Crime, Policing & Fire Paul Lincoln who came to find out about local domestic abuse services. He talked with staff and service users including our peer mentors to hear about their experience of the police, criminal justice system and the help that was available to them.

We delivered the first Information Sharing Fair as part of Homelessness Awareness week

This was the first event of its kind and generated a lot of interest from agencies and colleagues working across Bristol. With contributions from over 20 organisations involved in delivering services to homeless women we were able to create information stalls, project films and gather support for our commitment to women only services within Bristol. The event was launched by our chief executive Carol Metters who gave the welcoming address, and was attended by 100 people from over 40 agencies, including the Police, Lighthouse, Probation, Health services and Bristol City Council commissioners.

We were delighted to share ideas with visitors from Germany and Brazil

We were delighted to meet with women from GENSINE Domestic Abuse Service who provide domestic abuse services in Germany to share ideas about each other’s work. Dr Carlos, a domestic abuse researcher from Brazil came to see how we support women who have experienced abuse here in the UK.

Judy McFarlane visits Next link to exchange ideas

Judy is a champion of DV advocacy in the US and internationally. She came to meet staff and service users from Next Link to talk about her work in the US and hear about the work Next Link is doing.

SAFE Link staff celebrating being awarded a Red Nose Plaque for the office.

Comic Relief fund our young person’s Independent Sexual Violence Advocate and our Peer Support worker.

Our IRIS worker is rewarded for her outstanding contribution

This year our IRIS worker in South Gloucestershire was awarded The Ann Wood Memorial Award for outstanding contribution to Domestic Abuse in South Gloucestershire.

Next Link supporters run Bath Half Marathon

Volunteers from Bath University running to raise money for Next Link children services.

Next Link wins back the contract for Bristol domestic abuse service.

Next Link, the renowned Bristol based domestic abuse service is to continue providing domestic abuse services in Bristol, following a reconsideration by Bristol City Council and an endorsement of their bid by top national experts. In 2015 Next Link was told by Bristol City Council that their funding bid was unsuccessful and instead the Council intended to fund a national organisation based in London. Next Link challenged the decision in the High Court and an agreement was reached that an independent panel of national experts would consider the two bids. This panel have now decided that the bid from Next [...]

Next Link IRIS is a part of IMPLEMENT

IMPLEMENT is a European Union (EU) co-funded project to establish capacity building in 6 European countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, France, Italy, Romania) to strengthen the specialised support for victims of gender-based violence in health settings.

Candle lit vigil march to mark International Anti-violence against Women week.

We held our annual candle lit procession from Queen Square to College Green. We have held this event for 17 years and each year it has generated an increase in women seeking help.

SAFE LINK celebrates the 3,500 victims that they have supported

Staff mark the 3,500 victims that they have supported since the service began.

Our volunteer Christmas Elves were kept busy

Volunteers helping wrap 
Christmas presents for the children using our services.

More news

Thursday, August 17th, 2017 at 11:30pm
We have a number of very exciting job opportunities. If you are interested please check out our website!! https://t.co/P4Pkb55CpD
Thursday, August 17th, 2017 at 7:10pm
If you need advice about Domestic Violence you can come to our Drop In on Friday at Bannerman Road! #advice #support https://t.co/k9BhTH1PzY NextLinkHousing photo
Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 11:20pm
Domestic Abuse can take many forms. If you are unsure whether you are experiencing abuse, speak to us! https://t.co/N0JeKZ3S2e NextLinkHousing photo
Monday, August 14th, 2017 at 11:33pm
We're very excited about the launch of our South Glos Domestic Abuse Services. Come celebrate & find out more about our fantastic services! https://t.co/B3XnePyAKk NextLinkHousing photo

To find out more about these services please call 0117 925 0680 or text 07714 290 011, or email enquiries@nextlinkhousing.co.uk