Floating Support

What is Floating Support?

Our Floating Support Worker's role includes the provision of one-to-one emotional and practical support to women in their own home who have experienced domestic abuse.  The support is tailored to each individual woman's needs and may include practical support, e.g. tenancy support, accessing services and legal issues.  It can also include:

  • Providing a listening ear
  • Setting up a new home
  • Discussing the options available
  • Support with issues related to children or parenting
  • Confidence building
  • Helping women access legal advice and other support available to them
  • Support with court orders
  • Support and information about safety measures
  • Budgeting skills/financial management
  • Debt


The floating support worker can also acts as an advocate on behalf of women with other agencies and will accompany them to appointments as appropriate, she will empower women to make informed choices to enable them to re-establish their lives in the community free from abuse.

How do I access it?

Women can either contact Hull Women's Aid directly, or can be referred by agencies or professionals, such as, health workers, social services, Neighbourhood Offices, voluntary agencies, etc

Anyone who contacts us is dealt with in the strictest of confidence.