Horizons Programme

Offering Support to Victims of Domestic Abuse

Our Horizons Programme is a relatively new and innovative service funded by the National Lottery, Children in Need and the Harpur Trust.

We offer a bespoke package of support for women and their children who have been exposed to domestic abuse, parental substance misuse and/or parental mental ill health.

‘I was isolated before starting the women’s only group, but now I have made friends. I’m not on my own.’


‘After completing the self-esteem workshop, I now have the confidence to start rebuilding our lives.’


‘Since learning the effects of domestic abuse has had on my children – I now feel closer to my children.’


What Does It Offer?

Over the last 14 years we have supported women though our Liberty Domestic Abuse programme and recently introduced a play therapy service for children aged 3-14 years.  The full Horizons offer includes:

  • Group based programmes such as Liberty

  • Self Esteem workshops

  • One to One Counselling

  • One to One and Group Play Therapy sessions for children and young people

  • Photography Workshops

  • Non-Talking Therapies

  • Art Therapy

  • Group based activities for mothers and their children

  • Parenting Support

Our Team

Our team are highly qualified individuals and include early year’s experts, counsellors, parenting experts and play therapists.  We accept self-referrals or referrals from other professionals and more information can be found on our referrals page.

In order to access Horizons you and your child/ren need to be living in Bedford Borough and have had recent exposure to domestic abuse, parental substance misuse and/or parental mental ill health.