There are several ways in which you may be able to get a place in a refuge:
- telephone the freephone 24-hour Live Fear Free Helpline on 0808 8010 800 or Shelter Cymru’s helpline. An adviser will do their best to find you a place in a refuge that suits your needs, or will help you sort out somewhere else safe to stay if there are no places available
- the police or social services may be able to refer you
- the local council may be able to refer you, or may arrange for you to stay in a refuge as emergency accommodation if you make a homelessness application.
Be aware that you may not be able to get a place in a refuge straight away, as there can be a high demand for places, and they are limited.