The objectives of the service are to provide immediate access to specialist practitioners when a victim presents as a patient within a health setting where they have been subjected to interpersonal abuse and/or violence, the practitioners also provide training to clinicians and health staff and ensure the coordination of support services for victims of domestic abuse.

Referral Process:

The service is free and confidential. Service users can self-refer or, with a service user’s consent, via another organisation, friends or family members.

Support is offered on a one-to-one appointment basis or by telephone or by email.

Basildon & Thurrock University Hospital contacts:

EDAPP (Health) IDVA Co-ordinator

07495 546010

EDAPP (Health) IDVA

07495 546096

Colchester Hospital University contacts:

EDAPP (Health) IDVA Co-ordinator

07789 862406

EDAPP (Health) IDVA

07789 813248

Training for Professionals

Training can be offered to any health or allied professional in domestic abuse awareness and the impact of this, victim identification and in clear pathways of support for victims.

Our project also has a Quality and Service Development Health IDVA who works across all the health sites and connects the EDAPP partnership. She ensures consistency and quality, and is responsible for the training delivery. She can be contacted on Tel: 07880 036156.