What is domestic abuse?
Domestic abuse refers to physical, emotional or sexual mistreatment within an intimate relationship or a family. These criminal acts can affect men and women, regardless of sexuality.
As well as violence and rape, it includes behaviour that humiliates, threatens, isolates or controls the victim. This could be anything from taking their money to threatening to ‘out’ an LGBT person to their family.
Where to go for help?
We know how difficult it can be for those in abusive relationships to seek help for the first time, but there are people who can support and protect you.
In an emergency or if you think you are in immediate danger, call 999.
Domestic abuse is a crime and the police will be able to help you and keep you safe.
We promise to respond quickly and discreetly to anyone who is experiencing domestic abuse.
Our dedicated support coordinators can provide practical advice about your tenancy and housing options, as well as emotional support. They can advise on how to take action against perpetrators and can also put you in touch with specialist support groups.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0300 123 9966 (Monday-Friday 8am-6pm).
Listed below are some useful phone numbers of organisations that help domestic abuse victims.
English National Domestic Violence Helpline
0808 2000 247
Men’s Advice Line
0808 801 0327
Rape Crisis (England and Wales)
0808 802 9999
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