01942 495230 support@diasdvc.org

We are a specialist provider of support, advice and counselling for domestic abuse

DIAS is a registered charity that supports those affected by domestic violence and abuse. We are a specialist provider of support, advice and counselling for the entire Wigan and Leigh Borough.

Domestic violence and abuse is far more common than you might think – 1 in 4 women & 1 in 6 men will experience some form of domestic violence in their lifetimes.[1] In the UK alone, two women each week and one man every three weeks are killed by their partners or former partners.[2]

All forms of domestic abuse – psychological, financial, emotional and physical – come from the abuser’s desire for power and control over an intimate partner or other family members. Domestic violence is repetitive and life-threatening; it tends to worsen over time and it destroys the lives of those affected.

At DIAS we know how hard it can be to recognise that domestic violence is happening, and how hard it can be to find the right help and support at the right time.

We will advise you of the choices available to you, and will work with you to empower and support you while you decide what is best for you and for your family. Remember that what has happened to you is not your fault; you have every right to live your life with respect and without fear, violence or abuse.

1. Office for National Statistics (2016) Focus on Violent Crime and Sexual Offences, 2014/15
2. Office for National Statistics (2016) Compendium – Homicide (average taken over 10 years)

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