Salus Project

A Derbyshire county-wide service for those who need to flee domestic abuse, but are unable to access suitable safe accommodation in the short term.

Salus Project

The Salus Project will provide temporary emergency refuge accommodation, 24 hours a day.

Victims will be given a high level of support to help them leave an abusive relationship and ensure that they and their children are safe. The accommodation is temporary (up to 7 days) and the client will be supported by the Elm Foundation to access other, longer-term accommodation.

Who is a crash pad for?

Specialist domestic abuse accommodation is not as accessible for some individuals as it is for others. A needs assessment undertaken by Derbyshire County Council highlighted that there is a lack of safe accommodation for particular communities, and a need for a particularly rapid response when safe accommodation is required.

Emergency accommodation is especially important for victims who need to seek refuge out of hours, and for those who may have complex needs.

Needing a place to hide from Domestic Abuse
What Facilities are available at our accomodation

What facilities are available?

Our properties are all self-contained so you and your family won’t have to share them with anyone else. They have separate bedrooms (up to three) a living room, kitchen and bathroom, all fully equipped.

During that time, you will have a support worker who will work with you to look at what changes you want to make in your life, and draw up an action plan to help achieve these. This will include finding somewhere to live after you leave the property, and making sure you know what to do to help keep you and your children safe. We will support you to apply for benefits and grants for things like white goods and furniture. We will help you make sure you have the knowledge and skills that you need to stay in your new home in the long term.

Your support worker will be available during office hours. Outside this time, we will make sure you have emergency contact details for the on-call staff.