The Gaia Centre

The Gaia Centre (run by Refuge) provides confidential, non-judgmental, and independent support services for those living in Lambeth who are experiencing gender-based violence, including domestic abuse and sexual violence.

The Gaia Centre is for anyone living in Lambeth who has experienced or is at risk of VAWG, including; women, girls and non-binary people aged 13 and over, men and men aged 16 and over, young people of all genders from the age of 11, who have witnessed, experienced or have been impacted by domestic abuse, transgender people, and anyone who identifies as male, female, non-binary, as another gender, or is questioning their gender identity.

Everyone’s needs are unique and Gaia Centre staff will work with you to create a support plan that helps to keep you safe. The Gaia Centre offers the following services, independent gender-based violence advocacy (IGVA) team to support you if you are at risk of serious harm, community outreach, specialist service for 13 to17 year-old girls and non-binary people, specialist early intervention support from the Lambeth Early Action Partnership (LEAP) with domestic abuse enhanced caseworkers, for any parent with an unborn child or a child who is 4 years and under, who lives in the 4 LEAP wards, sanctuary scheme to help you remain safe in your home, group support and a peer mentoring scheme.

The service is free to use and staffed by female members only. Children are welcome. You can also access information in different languages:

Additional information

There is an additional out-of-hours on-call service provided.



Civic Centre
6 Brixton Hill
United Kingdom



  • Start date: 01/01/2019
  • End date: Still available

Opening times

Day Start time End time
Saturday 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
Monday 9:00 AM 5:30 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM 6:00 PM

Costs and charges

Can be accessed free of charge

Age range

From 13 to 25

Record last modified on: 17/04/2024