01942 495230 support@diasdvc.org

Further Resources

 

Below are several links to other Domestic Violence related charities and resources; click on the logos to visit the websites

 

Local Services

 

 

End the Fear offer help, support and advice to anybody who is experiencing domestic or sexual violence, as well as providing support to people who know someone who may be being abused. Their website offers a range of resources for victims, including a safety plan to enable victims to take control of their situation.

They offer a Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse Helpline, available Monday-Friday, 10AM-4PM (excluding bank holidays); they also offer a national helpline.

Greater Manchester Helpline : 0161 636 7525

National Helpline : 0808 2000 247

 

 

Manchester Victim Support is an independent charity that provides both emotional support and practical help to those who have been affected by a crime in Greater Manchester and Wigan. They are available to contact regardless of whether the police have been contacted regarding the crime, or how long ago the crime took place. In 2017 they offered immediate support to nearly 78,000 people, and further in-depth support to more than 11,000 people. This support involves arranging meetings with the charity to recieve emotional support, advice in securing your home, referral to other special organisations etc.

They offer two helpline numbers, available  Monday-Friday, 9AM-7PM, and Saturday 9AM-5PM. In addition, online live chat services are available Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM, as well as the ability to request support via the charity website. A further Supportline is available for those seeking support out of open hours. as well as

Helpline :  0330 303 0162   or   0161 200 1950.

Out of hours Supportline :  08 08 16 89 111

 

 

 

 

National Services

 

 

The UK’s largest single provider of specialist accommodation and support to women and children escaping domestic violence. A 24-hour national helpline is operated by Refuge seven days a week, fifty-two weeks a year.

Up to 80,000 women and children are supported by Refuge every year,  and referred to the 500 refuges nationwide.

Refuge also runs outreach projects and provides counselling and adult and child psychological support, as well as actively campaigning and lobbying for better provision for women and children experiencing domestic violence.

National Helpline : 0808 2000 247

 

 

 

Women’s Aid co-ordinates and supports an England-wide network of over 270 local services, working to end violence against women and children.

They campaign for better legal protection and services for abused women and children. In addition, they run public awareness and education campaigns, bringing together national and local action, and developing new training and resources.

They provide a 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline run in partnership with Refuge.

National Helpline : 0808 2000 247

 

 

 

 

Galop is a London-based LGBT+ anti-violence charity, offering support to those who have experienced hate crime, sexual violence or domestic abuse. They also support lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people who have had problems with the police or have questions about the criminal justice system.

In addition to a London LGBT advice line, they offer a National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline and online chat service.

 

National Helpline : 0800 999 5428

 

 

 

The NSPCC are the leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. The charity works to help abused children to rebuild their lives, to protect those at risk of abuse, and find the best ways of preventing abuse from occurring.

They offer a 24 hours a day helpline, to help parents, professionals and anyone worried about a child in the UK, as well as a separate 24 hour helpline by which to accept calls from children themselves. They offer advice and support and can take action on the caller’s behalf if a child is in danger.

Helpline for concerned adults : 0808 800 5000

Helpline for children : 0800 1111

 

 

 

Men’s Advice Line offers a confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic violence from a partner or ex-partner (or from other family members). They allow men an opportunity to relay their own stories, offer emotional support, provide practical advice, and signpost men to other services for specialist help.

The support of trained advisers ensures that not only heterosexual men, but gay and bisexual men are also given the adequate support that they need.

They offer a national helpline (free on most landlines and mobiles), available Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM. A webchat service is also available on their website on Tuesday and Thursday, 10AM-4PM.

National Helpline : 0808 801 0327

 

 

 

Run by Domestic Abuse charity Respect, Respect Phoneline offers a confidential and anonymous helpline for anyone concerned about their violence and/or abuse towards a partner or ex-partner, including those in LGBT+ relationships. Run by a team of skilled professionals, they offer advice, information and support to both perpetrators and victims of domestic violence. Their key goal is to promote effective interventions with perpetrators in order to increase the safety of domestic abuse victims.

The helpline is available from Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM. They can also be reached by email via info@respectphoneline.org.uk, where they aim to reply within two working days.

 

Helpline : 0808 802 4040