Domestic Abuse Support

Refuge

Supporting those who have experienced violence and abuse is at the core of everything Refuge does. No matter what your experience – domestic violence, sexual violence, ‘honour’ based violence, forced marriage, FGM, human trafficking or modern slavery – they are here to support you.

Refuge runs a range of specialist services to help survivors access safety and rebuild their lives. They understand each person’s circumstances and needs are different and that survivors need different services at different times. Their expert staff work closely, and confidentially, with every individual to develop a bespoke support plan. If a woman is not sure what service she wants or needs, Refuge will support her to explore her options.

To visit their website Click here.

ManKind Initiative

Mankind’s confidential helpline is available for all men across the UK suffering from domestic violence or domestic abuse by their current or former wife or partner (including same-sex partner).

This can range from actual violence or object throwing to mental abuse such as constant bullying or constant insults.

They provide both emotional support and practical information.

They receive calls from male victims across all age ranges and professions:

They welcome calls from mothers, sisters and friends of male victims seeking information.

They also receive calls from support organisations, charities and statutory agencies such as local authorities and police forces.

To visit their website, click here.

Gemini Services

Gemini Services provide safe, emergency accommodation and floating support in North Somerset to women, men and children (up to the age of 16) fleeing domestic abuse. People can self refer to Gemini or can be referred by another agency.

Contact Gemini through the numbers provided on their website – Click Here.

Improved Access

We are working together with other local practices to offer patients access to more appointments in the early mornings, evenings and at weekends. To find out more about these services, please contact the practice.

Patient update from Tudor Lodge Surgery:

Like other GP practices, we are affected by the current national shortage of blood tubes.

In order to continue blood tests for people with the greatest clinical need, we are delaying routine and non-urgent blood tests in line with national guidance.

If you have an appointment booked in the next few weeks the reception team will be in touch via phone or text. Your appointment will be rescheduled once the situation is resolved.

We will be providing regular updates on our website, which we encourage you to check for the latest info.

Please don’t contact us – we will be in touch with you when appointments can be rescheduled. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.