As part of a recent visit to South Wales, Her Majesty The Queen, met Calan DVS representatives, refuge residents and their children in Brecon. 

During the visit, Her Majesty The Queen, spent time talking with the refuge staff and residents who have sought a safe space at the refuge. 

Calan DVS has been at the forefront of providing vital support and sanctuary across South, Mid and West Wales to those affected by domestic violence, offering a safe haven where survivors can rebuild their lives with dignity and empowerment.

The visit not only highlighted the essential work carried out by the refuge but also shone a spotlight on the broader issue of domestic violence and abuse.

 Her Majesty praised Calan staff for their dedication, tireless efforts, and important work being done in creating a nurturing environment for survivors. 

 Michelle Whelan, CEO of Calan DVS said: "We are incredibly grateful for the visit of Her Majesty.

"Her presence and support have deeply touched the hearts of our survivors, staff and trustees.

"It is an honour to have her stand with us in our mission to end domestic violence and abuse and foster a society where everyone feels safe and respected."