Shetland Women's Aid

Charity registered in Scotland SC015199

Shetland Women's Aid aims and objects have been developed from listening to the women and children who access our services and from what it is felt ot be most important to them. Shetland Women's Aid is committed to providing support, information and helpt to any women, child and young person who asks for such help.

Shetland women's Aid is committed to providing safe temporary accomdation for women and their children to escape abuse and to offer ongoing support to women and children who move on from refuge.

Current opportunities

Shetland Women's Aid are looking for women to join us in promoting the safety and wellbeing of women and children in Shetland who are affected by domestic abuse and gender-based violence. SWA is a registered charity funded by local and national grant aid to provide safety planning, counselling, refuge, advice and guidance about housing, finance and legal issues to women. There is also a children and young person's service focused on offering therapy and support to children and young people. The aim for Shetland Women's Aid is 'An equitable society in which women, children and young people are valued participants, able to determine their own future and are free from all forms of abuse.' As a trustee you will be instrumental in helping us realise our vision and mission. Part of your role will be to ensure that our day to day operation fulfils our strategic vision. If you decide to join Shetland Women's Aid, you can make a real difference to the women and children who experience domestic and sexual abuse.

Calling all knitters and Crafters: You can make a huge difference to the lives of children affected by domestic abuse and family breakdown in Shetland. We're seeking out talented volunteers to create some 'Worry Monsters' that will bring comfort and joy to the young folk we support during the most challenging times. What are Worry Monsters? They're cuddly creatures with a very special power - they gobble up worries and fears! By crafting these adorable compainions, you can provide a source of comfort and reassurance for children who need it most. Our specialist CYP (Children and Young People) workers use a variety of creative and playful therapeutic techniques to support children (of all genders, ages 3+) to use their Worry Monster to help process what might be going on at home, and you can be a part of making that happen. Here's how you can get involved: *Knit, sew or craft your own Worry Monster using your favourite materials and colours. Let your creativity shine! There are various free patterns available online if you need an idea of where to start. A pouch or mouth to store worries would be ideal. *Please ensure your Worry Monster is child-friendly, soft and huggable. *Once you've finished your creation, please contact us and we'll arrange collection. We'll make sure each Worry Monster finds its way to a deserving child. By sharing your crafting skills, you'll be providing a tangible reminder to these children that they are not alone and that their worries can be transformed into something magical. Let's come together as a community and make a difference - one stitch at a time. If you have any questions or need more information please email or call 01595 692070 Lets create a world where children feel safe, loved and supported. Together we can make a lasting impact.