News News and blogs Llamau's Multi-Agency Centre moves into new area of Caerphilly On Thursday 7th November, Llamau officially moved its long-serving Multi-Agency Centre to a new location in Caerphilly. The new building offers a much larger space, allowing the enhancement of current services and the growth of new ones. The centre will continue to house a number of services available for adults and children affected by abuse and trauma. Services will include a range of therapeutic interventions, advice, guidance, legal support and safety planning. Both group and one to one support will continue to be on offer through the Centre. Llamau have run these services in Caerphilly for a number of years, giving us an understanding of new services that could benefit the community. The new location will enable us to bring our Step into Education provision into the area, creating opportunities for those affected by abuse to engage with education and learning in a holistic environment. Looking ahead to the move, Head of Domestic Abuse Services for Llamau, Nic Fitzpatrick said, Domestic abuse has a devastating effect on the lives of women, men and children who have experienced it. We see an annual increase in the numbers of people being referred or seeking support from our services. This new location will allow us to build on our existing provisions as well as create new opportunities for collaboration, making sure anyone affected by domestic abuse in Caerphilly gets the support they require. Deputy Minister and Chief Whip, Jane Hutt, who’ll be officially opening the new Multi-Agency Centre said, The Welsh Government is absolutely dedicated to tackling violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence and the £350,000 of funding we’ve provided for Llamau’s new Multi-Agency Centre is a massive step forward in protecting those most at risk right across Caerphilly. The housing sector is uniquely placed to spot the early warning signs of domestic abuse and I commend Llamau for their vision in delivering this comprehensive package of services under one roof, directly within the community. This centre will allow for the building-up of trusting relationships, providing vital support to those who need it most. With assistance from the fantastic organisations we have here in Wales, we will continue to work collectively to make our nation the safest place in Europe for women. TheCentre, is open for drop in’s between 9am – 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am – 4:30pm on Fridays. Address: Llamau Safer Caerphilly Centre, Wern Ddu Court, Caerphilly, CF83 3SGTel: 02920 860255 or call Live Fear Free Helpline: 0800 801 800Email: [email protected] Llamau welcome opportunities to build upon the services offered during the drop in surgeries held at the Centre. Organisations can get in touch with the Centre for further information.