Women’s Aid still available in Kirkcaldy

THE Kirkcaldy office of Fife Women’s Aid may have closed earlier this year.

However, the charity is reminding Langtonians that despite this, the team are still providing all their services within the town.

From April 2011 to the end of March this year, the organisation provided support and assistance for over 850 women in the Kingdom.

The charity provides support to women, children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse through a number of different services, including counselling, advocacy and group programmes.

Ruth Thomson, general manager, said: “Unfortunately we had to close the Kirkcaldy office due to funding cuts, but we want people to know we’re still providing our services within the town.

“We’re providing the same range of services and still working in all areas.

“Our offices may be in Cupar and Dunfermline but all our services are available Fife wide, and we’d encourage any woman experiencing domestic abuse to get in touch.”

Joy Patrick, services manager added: “Although we don’t have an office in Kirkcaldy any more there are venues available for us to use to meet with people.

“They just need to phone to arrange to meet with someone somewhere convenient to them.

“A lot of people think our support services are only available for those in refuge accommodation, but that’s not the case, it’s available to all.”

For more information about the organisation visit www.fifewomensaid.org.uk or call their freephone number 0808 8025555 to speak to someone.