Saoirse is our service for women impacted by substance use and gender-based violence, in collaboration with Women’s Aid South Lanarkshire & East Renfrewshire (WASLER).

 Our purpose is to help women stay safe, grow in confidence and feel empowered.

Saoirse helps women in this group to manage the distinct challenges they face through a range of holistic and person-centred interventions and activities, including 1-1 support, group work, educational workshops and self-development opportunities. The service is tailored to the needs of each individual – after getting in touch to make a referral, a member of our team will phone you to assess your needs and suggest which elements of the service will be the most suitable for you.

Weekly timetable

Below is our new weekly timetable for our women's groups. No booking is required for any of these groups and you don't need to have previously been referred to Saoirse to attend. Our groups are open to all women who have experienced domestic abuse or substance use. We hope to see you all there!

1-to-1 Specialist Support 

Women’s Aid South Lanarkshire and East Renfrewshire (WASLER) provides a specialist service for women, children and young people who have experienced, or who are currently experiencing, gender-based violence. 

A Women’s Aid Specialist can meet with you to discuss all the wide range of options that your 1-1 Support can cover, including local services, housing advice, temporary accommodation, solicitors, benefits and safety planning. 

Other support services include:

  • Support for children and young people
  • Support for families
  • Crisis intervention

Wellbeing Programme

Our Wellbeing Programme addresses the issues that affect women who have experienced, or are at risk of experiencing, substance use and gender-based violence.

The programme consists of 4-6 sessions addressing topics such as health and wellbeing, mindfulness, employment and skills training, plus many more. These sessions are a safe space to share experiences, discuss issues, gain knowledge and improve confidence.

Our Wellbeing Programme operates within the 4 Beacons Recovery Hubs in Blantyre, Cambuslang, Lanark and East Kilbride, as well as other partner venues throughout South Lanarkshire.

Assertive Outreach

Saoirse programme workers deliver outreach activities throughout South Lanarkshire, including rural areas where access to services and services is often limited or challenging.

Increasing Community Awareness

We host regular events to raise public awareness of gender-based violence and to tackle stigma and discrimination. Follow us on Instagram for updates on our upcoming events.

Recovery-Focused Activities

Saoirse is linked into other addiction services and recovery communities across South Lanarkshire. Recovery activities can include recovery meetings, art groups, walking groups, awareness-raising sessions, relapse prevention, as well as pathways to volunteering opportunities when ready to do so.

Contact us or Women’s Aid South Lanarkshire and East Renfrewshire to find out more about our Saoirse service. If you’d like to make a referral, please contact us on 01698 533035 or email

Where to Find Us

Blantyre Base,
Liber8 (Lanarkshire) Ltd.,
1-3 Station Road, Blantyre,
South Lanarkshire, G72 9AA

01698 533 035