WHAT IS MARDA?

MARDA  

Mutli Agency Response to Domestic Abuse

 

MARDA is a new one stop shop offering support from New Leaf and partnership agencies

Although there is another drop-in once a week in Swale, we feel clients should have choice.

We are fully trained, offering professional support and referrals to anyone suffering from any type of abuse.

We are equipped to support men too.

This is going to based at local job center every other week so housing and benefit advise is immediate from their work coach.

MARDA will be working with all partnership agencies, either at the one stop shop or through the referral process.

Agencies available are:

Mind charity for a short counselling session prior to the client leaving us.

Riverside:  Homeless hostel.

Child Vision: Children effected by domestic abuse.

Restore the years:  Adults who suffered sexual abuse as a child.

CAB: General advise on debts and housing.

Live well:  KCC support service

Centra: supporting medium to high risk cases.

Reed Agency: Support worker dealing with male victims of abuse

Legal: Copeland and co.

Swale Borough Council ( phone based): Housing and temporary housing.

New Leaf will be able to identify anyone who needs access to our safe house, we will have access to refuge spaces available on the day, and also clients needing on going support.

We will be asking more agencies to attend as MARDA gets established.

We will update our website, Facebook,  Twitter (@NewLeafSupport1) & Instagram (newleafsupport1) with dates, times and locations