DOMESTIC ABUSE

National and Local services to support victims and survivors or domestic abuse. For more information on each organisation and the services they offer, please use the links provided for their individual websites

In an EMERGENCY please call 999

WOMEN

REFUGE 

refuge.org.uk

0808 2000 247

24 hour

WEBCHAT SERVICE

Monday - Friday: 3pm - 10pm

Refuge supports women and children who experience all forms of violence and abuse, including domestic violence, sexual violence, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, so-called ‘honour’-based violence, and human trafficking and modern slavery.

Whoever you are, and whatever you have been through, Refuge is here for you. We tailor our support to suit your individual needs and we run a range of services you can access, including refuges, community-based projects, culturally-specific services, services for children and support for women going through the criminal justice system.

We won’t judge you or tell you what to do. We won’t tell anyone you have been in touch with us. Although it may feel impossible now, we can support you to rebuild your life free from violence and fear. Whatever you decide, your safety is always our priority.

BERKSHIRE WOMEN'S AID

berkshirewomensaid.org.uk

0118 950 4003

24 hour

 

We provide confidential support, information, outreach services and refuge accommodation for women and their children who are affected by domestic abuse and violence.  We work throughout Bracknell, Reading, West Berkshire and Wokingham, and we are affiliated to the Women’s Aid Federation of England (WAFE).

Email: helpdesk@bwaid.org.uk

 

SWINDON WOMEN'S AID

swadomesticabuse.org

01793 610 610

24 hour

Swindon Domestic Abuse Support Service is committed to empowering and supporting male and female victims and survivors of domestic abuse; by providing a range of flexible and accessible services that promote positive change. Using our knowledge and expertise we inform policy and raise awareness to protect and keep victims and survivors safe.

MEN

RESPECT 

mensadviceline.org.uk

0808 8010327
Monday to Friday: 9am - 8pm

WEBCHAT SUPPORT
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 10am – 11am and 3am – 4pm

Email support

info@mensadviceline.org.uk
Monday - Friday: 9am - 8pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am - 12pm and 4pm - 6pm

Men’s Advice Line is a team of friendly Advisors who will listen and believe you. Our team are available to offer you non-judgmental support, practical advice and information.

Our focus is to increase the safety of men experiencing domestic abuse (and the safety of any children) by providing confidential support.

MANKIND

mankind.org.uk

01823 334 244

Monday to Friday: 10am - 4pm

If you are a victim of domestic abuse, you are not alone, we are here to help. No matter what your background, age, job, race or sexuality, we are here to give all the support we can.

MEN'S AID

mensaid.co.uk

0333 567 0556

help@mensaid.co.uk

Formed in 2006 to help provide practical advice and support to men who have been abused, Men’s Aid has grown to represent the views of many individuals both male and female and is committed to helping those who have suffered from bias in the legal system, Family Courts or any other areas. Men’s Aid strives to remove bias and prejudice from all parts of our Society and focuses on providing help and assistance to anyone, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, who may need it, but in particular males.

LGBTQ+

GALOP 

galop.org.uk

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline & Email Support                        

0800 999 5428

help@galop.org.uk

Monday to Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday to Thursday 10:00am - 8:00pm

Trans specific service: Tuesday: 1pm – 5pm 

Emotional and practical support for LGBT+ people experiencing domestic abuse. Abuse isn’t always physical- it can be psychological, emotional, financial, and sexual too.

HONOUR BASED ABUSE & FORCED MARRIAGE

 

KARMA NIRVANA 

karmanirvana.org.uk

0800 5999 247

Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm

Honour crimes are not determined by age, faith, gender or sexuality, we support and work with all victims. We run a national helpline offering direct support and guidance to victims and professionals.

Email: info@karmanirvana.org.uk

(Swindon Women's Aid above also supports men)