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Helping women survive domestic abuse

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26 October 2018

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust showed its commitment to women early in 1995 when it applied for funding and developed a women-only crisis house as an alternative to hospital.

Drayton Park Women's Crisis House has continued throughout this time and has proved to be a successful alternative to acute admission at C&I for women who would otherwise be admitted. It provides a unique service in many ways, for example it has a women-only staff team and can admit children with their mothers. It has a national reputation and is one of the early examples of a trauma informed model of care for women.

Read Women's Lead Shirley McNicholas's full blog about the service's journey here.

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