The Domestic Abuse Support Service (DASS)

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The Domestic Abuse Support Service (DASS) works to understand the needs and wishes of the individual and develop appropriate support and safety plans, including issues around home security where appropriate, accessing benefits and signposting or referral to specialist services.

What to expect: 

DASS is delivered by the national charity Impakt.

You can self refer to DASS by contacting them by telephone. Professionals can also make referrals via the Impakt website or telephone.

Upon referring into their service, they will complete an assessment of your situation and develop appropriate support and safety plans.

Impakt work in a trauma-informed way. They support individuals to:

  • create support and safety plans
  • remain safe in their own home where appropriate
  • source accommodation
  • get additional home security where required
  • assess financial capability and support with accessing relevant benefits

More information: 

Impakt is working as part of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence partnership. It supports any adult living in Cambridgeshire who feels that they may be a victim of domestic abuse.

Impakt is a national charity that delivers a variety of services across the country. Founded as park of Bedford YMCA in 1986, it has grown over the years to deliver services such as  housing support and domestic abuse support.

Staying safe online: 

Visiting the Impakt website will feature in your search history. If you are in danger please ensure you delete your browsing history and consider using an incognito or private browsing mode if you need to access there website again. If you are in immediate danger ring 999.

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