Our service is open to women only, aged 16 and over and who live in the Lothians (East Lothian, Midlothian/Edinburgh City, and West Lothian). The centre is women only and all staff are women.
At Beira’s Place we offer face to face support to survivors of any form of sexual violence, abuse and sexual exploitation, no matter when this has happened in their lives. Support appointments last up to one hour and are usually weekly. If weekly appointments are difficult (for example, for shift workers), this can be changed to suit the woman and her support worker. Some evening appointments will be available.
Not everyone wants in-person support so we can offer regular telephone support at a time that suits both you, and your support worker. We do have some evening support appointments so if you need one of these appointments, for example, for work reasons, we will do our best to accommodate you.
We can also offer online support via Zoom. This can be particularly useful to women who don’t want to travel into Edinburgh city centre, who may be disabled, or have caring responsibilities, or it may be that you feel more comfortable a bit removed from the support worker. We will always do our best to accommodate your needs at a time that suits.
 Equality Act (2010) Provision 212: General Interpretation (1) (d) “’woman’ means a female of any age”