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Wearside Women in Need

Contact details

Wearside Women in Need
The Elms
Front Street
NE37 2BA
NE37 2BA

Public phone: 0191 416 3550 (office) or 0800 066 5555 helpline


General information

Service offered: Advice, support and safe accommodation for women and children experiencing sexual, physical or emotional abuse. Helpline, drop-in and outreach advice services. Furniture and clothing store. Supported housing, including schemes for homeless young people aged 16-18 who have experienced sexual abuse and women with mental health problems.

Target group: Women and children who have experienced sexual, physical or emotional abuse. Homeless young people.

Area served: Mainly the Wearside/Sunderland area, but will accept referrals from anywhere

How to contact: Drop-in or phone the helpline.


Monday: 24 hour helpline

Tuesday: 24 hour helpline

Wednesday: 24 hour helpline

Thursday: 24 hour helpline

Friday: 24 hour helpline

Weekends: 24 hour helpline

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm


Wheelchair access: Yes - full

Accessible toilets: Yes

Access notes: Ground floor flat in purpose built refuge for victims of domestic violence who are wheelchair users or have limited mobility.

Other information

Languages other than English: Access to interpreters and BSL.

Charity number: 1000934

Year established: 1982

Staffing: 20 full time and 11 part time staff, 4 volunteers

Public transport: Bus station - 5 minutes walk.

Record last checked: 22 September 2017


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